Some Books and Links

Here’s a list, in no particular order of useful books or links on adoption, relating in some way, or not, by adoptees (or both!) or recommended for adoptees: –
National Apology for forced adoption –
An article by a psychologist, some useful thoughts –
Delusions of Gender – The Real Science Behind Sex Differences by  Cordelia Fine  Icon Books

Lost & Found by Betty Jean Lifton  The University of Michigan Press

Journey of the Adopted Self  by Betty Jean Lifton  Basic Books

The Little Prince by Antoine De Saint-Exupery  Puffin

Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?  by Jeanette Winterson  Vintage Digital

Becoming Patrick: A Memoir by PatrickMcMahon  Deep Root Press

Ambiguous Loss:Learning to Live with Unresolved Grief  by Pauline Boss  Harvard University Press

Loss, Trauma, and Resilience: Therapeutic Work With Ambiguous Loss by Pauline Boss  W.W Norton & Co

Are You My Mother by Louise Voss  Louise Voss

Empty Cradles by Margaret Humphreys  Transworld Digital

The Psychology of Adoption  Edited by  David M. Brodzinsky and Marshall D. Schechter  Oxford University Press

Found: A Memoir by Jennifer Lauck

The Primal Wound by Nancy Verrier

A Mother’s Disgrace by Robert Dessaix

Babies Without Borders by Karen Dubinsky  Amazon

Nobody’s Child by Kate Adie  Hodder & Stoughton

Journey Through Adoption by Karen Seitz  self published by SA adoptee

Women Who Run With Wolves by Clarissa Pinkola Estes  Rider

And some links: –

The SA Apology –

The Federal Apology –

The Greens response –



5 thoughts on “Some Books and Links

  1. Some books I found helpful in the study of adoption listed below:
    The Language of Blood by Jane Jeong Trenka
    Outsiders Within: Writing on Transracial Adoption edited by Jane Jeong Trenka
    Mothering Without A Compass: White Mother’s Love, Black Son’s Courage by Becky Thompson

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