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ISS/IRC Code TOOL-PARENTS ENG-057
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Title Coming Home to Self: the Adopted Child Grows Up
Author NEWTON VERRIER Nancy
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Date published/issue 00-00-2003
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Publisher Gateway Press, Inc., 1001 N. Calvert Street, Baltimore, MD 21202-3897, USA
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Page 480
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ISBN 0 9636480 1 2
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Country concerned UNITED STATES
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Free text Following on her earlier book The Primal Wound, where the author explains the great feelings of loss and disconnectedness an adopted child feels from the separation with his natural mother, this book goes through different stages of growth in the adoptee's psyche and explains how he/she is to deal with various types of feelings such as anger, fear, guilt, sorrow which may come up at times. The question of contact and reunion with birthparents is dealt with in chapter 14.She reviews all the relationships within the adoptive triangle which includes adoptive parents, birthparents, adoptee and any siblings (adopted or not) the adoptee has grown up with. Chapter 18 offers advice for therapists in dealing with the special issues that affect adoptive families and their children.

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