The seeker and the sought.

“That some stories from the realm of adoption are encouraged while others are met with disdain reveals the power differential and disempowerment so involved”

Daniel Drennan ElAwar

Update: I’ve uploaded the foreword to Academia.edu:
https://www.academia.edu/15249125/The_Seeker_and_the_Sought

I was honored to be asked to provide the introduction to an anthology of writing concerning adoption reunion: Adoption Reunion in the Social Media Age, an Anthology, edited by Laura Dennis. The compendium of recountings speaks to the testimony each of us gives to adoption experience, and in the greater expanse, a historic witnessing as to what the legacy of adoption practice will have been, once all is said and done. Summing up from the announcement of the book’s release:

This anthology gives voice to the wide experiences of adoptees and those who love them; examining the emotional, psychological and logistical effects of adoption reunion. Primarily adult adoptee voices, we also hear from adoptive parents, first moms and mental health professionals, all weighing in on their experience with reunion. The stories run the gamut, and I think even non-adopted people are…

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