The Adoption Reunion Handbook


Author: Elizabeth Trinder,Julia Feast,David Howe

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470094230

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 174

View: 1772

The book describes the experiences that people have had when tracing their birth parents, as well as offering practical advice on how to go about searching and what to expect emotionally. Each section has an advice box which summarizes key points, notes issues to pay particular attention to, or offers draft letters that readers can adapt for their own needs. The appendix contains useful addresses and weblinks, and includes checklists for searching and for the reunion. Chapters include reunion with birth fathers and birth siblings, as well as with birth mothers, the relationship with the adoptive family and dealing with reunions that break down.

Adoption in the Digital Age

Opportunities and Challenges for the 21st Century


Author: Julie Samuels

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319704133

Category: Social Science

Page: 167

View: 2887

Adoption in the Digital Age explores the transformation of adoption due to social and digital media technologies. The most prolific of these changes can be seen within contact arrangements, particularly those that are not managed by an intermediary, between adopted minors and their biological kin. Within this shift, it becomes clear that this often-breached contact arrangement lends itself towards discussions about further openness within adoption. At the same time these technologies continue to document the way adopted individuals and their biological kin feel about themselves and each other. It is for these reasons that the Internet remains both a promise and threat. Samuels explores this in detail, highlighting that what it means to be adopted continues to evolve in the context of networked media cultures. Combining both theoretical discussions with the human experience of adoption, Adoption in the Digital Age will be of interest to students and scholars across a range of disciplines, including sociology, social work and cultural studies, as well as practitioners working with adoptive families and other members of the adoption triad connected and disconnected by adoption.

Adopted Women and Biological Fathers

Reimagining stories of origin and trauma


Author: Elizabeth Hughes

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1315536358

Category: Psychology

Page: 182

View: 3949

Adopted Women and Biological Fathers offers a critical and deconstructive challenge to the dominant notions of adoptive identity. The author explores adoptive women’s experiences of meeting their biological fathers and reflects on personal narratives to give an authoritative overview of both the field of adoption and the specific history of adoption reunion. This book takes as its focus the narratives of 14 adopted women, as well as the partly fictionalised story of the author and examines their experiences of birth father reunion in an attempt to dissect the ways in which we understand adoptive female subjectivity through a psychosocial lens. Opening a space for thinking about the role of the discursively neglected biological father, this book exposes the enigmatic dimensions of this figure and how telling the relational story of 'reconciliation' might be used to complicate wider categories of subjective completeness, belonging, and truth. This book attempts to subvert the culturally normative unifying system of the mother-child bond, and prompts the reader to think about what the biological father might represent and how his role in relation to adoptive female subjects may be understood. This book will be essential reading for those in critical psychology, gender studies, narrative work, sociology and psychosocial studies, as well as appealing to anyone interested in adoption issues and female subjectivity.

In the Shadow of the Law

The Legal Context of Social Work Practice


Author: Phillip A. Swain,Simon Rice

Publisher: Federation Press

ISBN: 9781862877184

Category: Law

Page: 499

View: 990

**NEW EDITION FORTHCOMING FEBRUARY 2014 - for more information please email: [email protected] third edition draws upon the professional experiences of the law and legal systems, of over 30 academics and practitioners in the social sciences. Like its predecessor editions, it is written by and for social workers, and examines a wide range of practice settings and user populations where social work practice typically entails interaction with the law and lawyers.It begins with foundational chapters considering the place and influence of Aboriginality, of language and culture, and of ethics, on social work practice.The second section considers the legal context and its influence on social work practice. It particularly identifies key aspects of the legal system and its parameters that social workers need to consider as they seek to work alongside courts, tribunals and legal personnel, and examines the importance of record keeping, the place of administrative law in social work practice, and the evidentiary rules to which social workers will be subject as matters of concern are brought to legal attention.In the third section of this book, practice with a series of particular populations from across the community who typically have idiosyncratic interactions with the legal system, are considered. Here chapters variously examine such areas of practice as domestic violence, child sexual assault, adoption and post adoption practice, juvenile justice, the elderly and persons with a disability.In the fourth section a variety of contributors draw upon their experiences of working in specific jurisdictions - including those charged with decision making in relation to family law matters, social security entitlements, offenders, housing and homelessness, and the criminal justice system, refugee review processes, housing entitlements, and psychiatric care - to identify the difficulties and pathways through what at times seem to the inexperienced user to be an impenetrable maze of courts and tribunals. In the final section of the book, the different perspectives of lawyer and social worker, and their areas of common interest and commitments, and drawn together to conclude this volume.The third edition represents a complete revision of content from the earlier editions. In addition to a number of contributors to the earlier editions who have prepared new chapters in the light of contemporary practice, the new edition brings twelve new contributors and new chapters in relation to such areas as domestic violence, working with interpreters, social work and sexuality, housing rights, adoption and post adoption practice, family law, and social work and Indigenous Australians. It is a critical resource for the social work student and practitioner, and indeed for practitioners generaly in the human services area.

Zweimal geboren

Memoiren einer Adoptivtochter


Author: Betty Jean Lifton

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783129350409


Page: 310

View: 5503

Forgetting Children Born of War

Setting the Human Rights Agenda in Bosnia and Beyond


Author: Charli Carpenter

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231522304

Category: Political Science

Page: 304

View: 3078

Sexual violence and exploitation occur in many conflict zones, and the children born of such acts face discrimination, stigma, and infanticide. Yet the massive transnational network of organizations working to protect war-affected children has, for two decades, remained curiously silent on the needs of this vulnerable population. Focusing specifically on the case of Bosnia-Herzegovina, R. Charli Carpenter questions the framing of atrocity by human rights organizations and the limitations these narratives impose on their response. She finds that human rights groups set their agendas according to certain grievances-the claims of female rape victims or the complaints of aggrieved minorities, for example-and that these concerns can overshadow the needs of others. Incorporating her research into a host of other conflict zones, Carpenter shows that the social construction of rights claims is contingent upon the social construction of wrongs. According to Carpenter, this pathology prevents the full protection of children born of war.


The Guide to Search and Reunion for Adoptees, Birthparents, and Adoptive Parents


Author: Jean A. S. Strauss

Publisher: Penguin Group USA


Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 363

View: 6916

A guide for anyone affected by adoption includes guidance on making the decision to search, negotiating legalities, surviving the emotional turbulence of a reunion, and dealing with the impact on adoptive parents


A Handbook for Adoptees and Birthparents


Author: Jayne Askin

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1573561150

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 332

View: 7506

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



Author: Xinran

Publisher: Knaur eBook

ISBN: 3426412136

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 2267

Zehn Frauen und ihre bewegenden Geschichten, die alle von dem schmerzlichen Verlust der eigenen Tochter erzählen: Da ist Kumei, die von ihrer Familie gezwungen wurde, ihre beiden Töchter kurz nach der Geburt zu töten. Was sollte man mit den nutzlosen Wesen auch anfangen? Oder ein Ehepaar, das sich während einer Zugfahrt liebevoll um seine Tochter kümmerte – und sie dennoch an einem verlassenen Bahnhof aussetzte. Und Xinran selbst, die ein Mädchen vor dem Dasein als Waise retten wollte. Doch ihr Verstoß gegen die Ein-Kind- Politik wurde so geahndet, dass sie das Mädchen für immer verlor.


Eine Mutter sucht ihren Sohn


Author: Martin Sixsmith

Publisher: Ullstein eBooks

ISBN: 384370869X

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

View: 4034

Philomena Lee ist selbst noch fast ein Kind, als sie hochschwanger im Kloster Zuflucht sucht. Doch statt Barmherzigkeit erwartet sie dort ein unerbittliches System: Im Irland der 50er-Jahre verkaufen die Nonnen jedes uneheliche Kind, das in ihrem Konvent geboren wird, mit neuer Identität in die USA. Wie viele andere Mütter verliert auch Philomena ihren Sohn, aus Anthony Lee wird mit drei Jahren Michael Hess. Mutter und Sohn können einander nicht vergessen, doch erst 50 Jahre später erfährt Philomena, was aus ihrem Sohn geworden ist.

Handbook of Adoption

Implications for Researchers, Practitioners, and Families


Author: Rafael A. Javier

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412927501

Category: Social Science

Page: 563

View: 9294

Although most mental health and behavioral health professionals have encountered adoption triad members—birth parents, adoptive parents, and adopted persons—in their clinical practice, the vast majority have had no formal or informal training on adoption issues. The Handbook of Adoption is the first text designed for mental health practitioners to specifically address the many dimensions of adoption-related issues which can and do affect adoption triad members, specifically in the United States.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Adoption, 2nd Edition


Author: Christine Adamec

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101218169

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 432

View: 397

"A beacon through the often tangled and varied paths to parenting through adoption" - William Pierce, President, National Council for Adoption Hailed as "an extremely valuable resource" by Jann Heffner, executive director of the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption, this new edition covers the adoption process, new information on cyber adoption, changes in adoption laws, and the financial considerations of adoption. - Updated appendixes with new listings for adoption agencies, publications, adoptive parents' groups, and adoption attorneys - Comprehensive information on adopting abroad, Internet-assisted adoptions, and the legal aspects of adoption, including pre-birth consent laws

Der neue Urschrei

Fortschritte in der Primärtherapie


Author: Arthur Janov

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3105612823

Category: Reference

Page: 400

View: 5612

Arthur Janov, Erfinder des »Urschreis«, zieht nach mehr als 20 Jahren Praxis mit der von ihm begründeten Primärtherapie Bilanz. Viele seiner Konzepte haben wissenschaftlicher Überprüfung standgehalten. Seine Kernthese von der Neurosenentstehung durch Verdrängung frühkindlichen Primärschmerzes ist unverändert Grundlage der Janovschen Therapie. (Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine frühere Ausgabe.)

CWLA's guide to adoption agencies

a national directory of adoption agencies and adoption resources


Author: Julia L. Posner,Child Welfare League of America

Publisher: N.A


Category: Adoption agencies

Page: 668

View: 5745

Sie nannten mich "Es"

Der Mut eines Kindes zu überleben


Author: Dave Pelzer

Publisher: Goldmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641108632

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 160

View: 3762

Das Trauma einer Kindheit: Dave wird von der eigenen Mutter gequält und mißhandelt. Von blauen Flecken übersät und halb verhungert, fällt der Junge auf, weil er Mitschülern das Pausenbrot stiehlt. Bis seine Lehrer es wagen, gegen die Mutter einzuschreiten, vergehen Jahre. Es gelingt ihm, sich aus der Hölle zu befreien. Ein erschütternder Bericht, geschildert aus der Perspektive des kleinen Jungen, der uns alle mit der Frage konfrontiert, wie lange man die Augen vor elterlicher Gewalt verschließen darf.

Clinical and Practice Issues in Adoption

Bridging the Gap Between Adoptees Placed as Infants and as Older Children


Author: Victor Groza,Karen F. Rosenberg

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780897898270

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 215

View: 4260

For the first time, writers and practitioners in infant and older placed adoptions have come together to explore the similarities and differences between these two groups.

Secrets of Tracing Your Ancestors


Author: W. Daniel Quillen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781593600600

Category: Reference

Page: 239

View: 7941

Secrets of Tracing Your Ancestors is an easy-to-read guide to beginning genealogy. Quillen teaches the basics of getting started and guides readers through the tricks and techniques of professional genealogists. The book is filled with real-life examples. Readers are pointed to the most current web sites and government records where information can be gleaned. Often-overlooked resources - such as military records - are identified and instructions for procuring and using them are included. Readers will also be treated to detailed suggestions on how to write an effective and interesting life history that will be treasured by the budding genealogist's descendants. This second edition has expanded and revised sections in Internet research, including new techniques and web sites; ethnic research; the latest information available on census access and availability; and more ideas on how to do your own Life History.

Reunion Handbook

A Guide for School and Military Reunions


Author: Thomas Ninkovich

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780961047016

Category: Education

Page: 222

View: 7730

Identifies the keys to planning a successful reunion, discusses finances, mailers, decorations, and programs, and looks at military, private school, and commerical reunions