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Publisher Northwest Pub
Publication date December 1, 1994
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781569011614
ISBN-10 1569011613
Dimensions 0.75 by 5.25 by 8.25 in.
Weight 0.60 lbs.
Availability§ Publisher Out of Business
Original list price $8.95
§As reported by publisher
Summaries and Reviews description: Product Description: THE SEARCH FOR PAUL DAVID

A birthmother's true story - and more. Includes search tips and search resources. Highlights strategies and obstacles in obtaining hospital, adoption, and birth records. Relates perspectives of other searchers, as well as their trials and triumphs in seeking lost kin. Shares experiences regarding the employment of a professional searcher, the use of an intermediary, the value of a support group, the reactions of family members, and the reactions of found adoptees. Highlights author's reunion with twenty-three-year-old son.

Is adoption "The Solution" for unmarried mothers who refuse abortion? Is continuation of pregnancy a crime, punishable by the signing of relinquishment papers? Discusses loss, grief, posttraumatic stress disorder, and birthmother trauma syndrome. Cites research.

Sheds light on professional ethics and adoption. Compares the effects of closed-adoption secrecy to the effects of forced silence surrounding incest. Reflects on whether it is moral for adoption agencies (and others) to abort an unwanted biological mother. Points out the present realities of both closed adoption and open adoption. Presents careful research and appendices, including useful bibliography and resources.

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