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Journey Of The Adopted Self: A Quest For Wholeness (1994)

by Betty Jean Lifton

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This book provided me an excellent education on what adoption is like - from the adoptee's perspective. Being a birth father who has recently reunited with my biological daughter, the info in this book revealed insights to me that I had never before considered; and, it has given me new ideas on things I can discuss with my daughter in the future. My heart's desire is her wholeness, and I hope that I can be instrumental in bringing her to that point. I strongly recommend Journey of the Adopted Self for anyone who is a birth parent, an adoptive parent, and of course, an adoptee. Incidentally, I was saddened to learn that Betty Jean Lifton had died about two years ago (in late 2010). I would love to have gotten in touch with her. ( )
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To the memory of my adoptive mother Hilda and my birth mother Rae who might have known and even liked each other in another life and another adoption system.
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Many people identify with the familiar condition of being Betwixt and Between, just as they identify with Peter Pan, the boy who did not want to grow up and face the responsibilities of the real world.
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Betty Jean Lifton, whose Lost and Found has become a bible to adoptees and to those who would understand the adoption experience, explores further the inner world of the adopted person. She breaks new ground as she traces the adopted child’s lifelong struggle to form an authentic sense of self. And she shows how both the symbolic and the literal search for roots becomes a crucial part of the journey toward wholeness.

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