A Handbook for Adoptees and Birthparents

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Now in its third edition, this widely acclaimed resource provides an honest and detailed guide for adoptees and their birthparents. It offers a wealth of ideas, advice, resources, and encouragement to anyone considering embarking on his or her own journey of discovery. Drawing from personal experience as well as from extensive research, author Jayne Askin presents creative ways to overcome obstacles and attack problems that occur during the search process.

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Partly based on the author's experience gained while searching for her own birth parents, this book covers a wide range of topics related to adoption search. Among these are deciding to search, getting moral support and handling resistance from families and friends, the costs of searching, support groups, researchers and consultants, intermediaries, dealing with adoption agencies and the courts, reunion registries, finding and using various types of records, using computer resources, and ending the search. In addition, readers will find a searcher's checklist, sample letters and forms, print and nonprint reference sources, and a state-by-state listing of addresses and applicable state laws. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

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Advises those who were adopted as children how to organize a search for their natural parents and reviews each state's legal considerations and records centers

Publisher: Phoenix, AZ : Oryx Press, 1998
Edition: 3rd ed
ISBN: 9781573561150
Branch Call Number: 362.8298 As48s
Characteristics: [xvii], 332 p. ; 23 cm


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