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alt.adoption FAQ 6: Books, Multimedia and Periodicals ***************************************************** Contents: ========= Introduction 1. Catalogs 2. New Listings 3. Relinguishing A Child For Adoption 4. Adoptees - adult non-fiction 5. Birth Parents 6. Searchers, Searching & Reunions 7. Search and Reunion -- biographies 8. Biographies and other true tales 9. Records Access 10. Healing 11. General Works 12. Periodicals 13. Education Videos 14. Education Audio Tapes 15. URLs: Artistic/Narrative Links Introduction ============ Many good books in the adoption community are published independently or by small presses and are not generally found on the shelves of the local bookstore or in standard catalogs. This list is intended to help those in the adoption community learn about and locate books, magazines, and other multimedia materials that may otherwise be hard to find. There are now several online catalogs offerring a wide selection of print, audio, and visual materials. Those materials represented in those catalogs have been dropped from this listing. Since a large portion of the material online is on such topics as how to adopt, adoptive parenting, and material for children, those topics have been dropped from this listing. I may still announce new books in those topics. The selections aimed at adoptees, birth parents, and those interested in search are unfortunately still significantly lacking. 1. Catalogs =========== Adopted Child: http://www.moscow.com/Resources/Adoption/Adoption.html Adoptive Families of America: http://www.adoptivefam.org/ Amazon Books Catalog: http://www.amazon.com/ Forget Me Not Family Society: http://www2.portal.ca/~adoption Oryx Press: http://www.oryxpress.com/ PBS Video http://www.pbs.org/ Readers Index: http://www.readersndex.com/ Roszia Unlimited http://www.asyst.net/Roze/Roszia.htm RSquared Press http://www.izzy.net/~danr/rsquared.html Tapestry Books Catalog: http://www.webcom.com/tapestry House of Tomorrow Productions 4209 McKinney Ave. #200, Dallas, Tx. 75205 voice: 1-800-944-4460, 1-214-526-8721 fax: 1-214-528-7168 Psychotherapy Center for Adoptive Families 7600 Grand Rver, Suite 290, Brighton, MI 48116 RC Publications/ MayDay Project Box 8445, Berkeley, CA 94707-8445 Send a SASE for list of published and audiotaped materials on the birth parent experience and healing strategies. Sweet Silver Enterprises P.O. Box 120493, Dept T, Nashville TN 37212 voc: 615-269-6755 fax: 615-298-4172 2. New Listings =============== no new listings Coming in 1996: Everything You Need to Know About Surrending Your Child For Adoption (The Need To Know Library).* Aliza Sherman. Sept. 1996. Rosen. ISBN 0823922669. Written for pregnant teens and young adults. Patty's Journey: From Orphanage to Adoption and Reunion.* Donna Scott Norling. Oct. 1996. ISBN 0816628661. 3. Relinquishing a Child ======================== (see also Birth Parent & Healing) Adoption: A Legal Guide For Birth And Adoptive Parents.* Kelly Sifferman. 1994. Career Press. ISBN 1564140822. 8.00 Adoption and Disclosure: a Review of the Law. Dewoody. 1993. CWLA. ISBN 0878685774. 13.00 Bitter Fruit : Women's Experiences of Unplanned Pregnancy, Abortion, and Adoption.* Rita Townsend & Ann Perkins, eds. 286p. 1992. Hunter House. Care of the Mother Grieving a Baby Relinquished for Adoption.* Rosemary Mander. 1995. Avebury. ISBN 1856285979. Choices, Chances, Changes: A Guide to Making an Informed Choice About Your Untimely Pregnancy.* Carole J Anderson. 62p. CUB. 5.00. From We to Just Me.* Kristapher Ryan. 1990. (Avail. from Freedom to Be Me Seminars, POB 52057, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada R2M 5P9). 12.50. Guide To Accidental Pregnancy.* Ann Furedi. 1996. Oxford. ISBN 0192624458. 10.00 The Post Adoption Experience of Surrendering Parents.* pamphlet CUB. 2.50. Pregnant By Mistake: The Stories of Seventeen Women. Katrina Maxtone-Graham. rev ed. 456p. 1987. Remi Bks. 21.95; pap. 12.95. Saying Goodbye To A Baby.* Ratricia Roles. 2 Vol. 1989. CWLA. Vol 1 is birthparents guide, Vol 2 is counsolers guide. A guide to loss and grief in adoption. Saying Goodbye to a Baby: A Book About Loss & Grief in Adoption.* Patricia Roles. pap. 92p. 1991. Revised. Written for birth parents dealing with unspoken loss and grief. CWLA 12.95. To Keera With Love: Abortion, Adoption or Keeping the Baby, The Story of One Teen's Choice.* Kayla M Becker & Connie K Heckert. 190p. Sheed & Ward MO. pap. 7.95. Walk A Mile In My Shoes: a book about biological parents for foster parents and social workers.* Judith A. B. Lee, Danielle Nisivoccia. 87p. 1989. CWLA. What Kind Of Love? : the diary of a pregnant teenager.* Sheila Cole. fiction. 192p. Lothrop. (9-adult) Fictional account of an unwanted teenage pregnancy and the decision to place for adoption. 1995. 4. Adoptees -- Adult Non-Fiction ================================ Adoption Machine, The. Jo Anne Swanson. 36p. 1989. Birco. pap. 4.50. Adoption Reality: A Paradox.* Ginni D Snodgrass. 92p. 1990. GS Enterprise. 5.95. Adoption: Yes...But.* Ginni D Snodgrass. Ed by J Douglas Watson. 92p. (rev & enl ed). 1990. GS Enterprise. 5.95. Eternal Inspirations: A True Story on Adoption.* E Lynn Giddens. 120p. 1983. Amberly Pubns. pap. 4.50. Faces of Adoption.* E Lynn Giddens. 102p. 1983. Amberly. pap. 5.50. Heartcries From the Adoption Triangle.* Sandra K Musser & Norm Smith, eds. 1986. write for info. Jan Pubns. Motherless Daughters: The Legacy of Loss.* Hope Edelman. Addison- Wesley. 1994. Personal essays and interviews with women about the loss of a mother through death, adoption, or other means. Relative Origins: Famous Foster and Adopted People.* Maria and Aileen Dever. 201p. 1992. National Book Co. Secrets Manual, Journal & Workbook.* Triadoption Publ. Tell Me No More Secrets, No More Lies: Life As an Adoptee.* Ginni D Snodgrass. 150p. Illus. 1990. GS Enterprise. 10.95. Which Mother is Mine?. Joan Oppenheimer. Bantam Bks. 1980. Who Is My Mother?. Claire Marcus. Triad Society-Canada. Whose Child Am I? Adults' Recollections of Being Adopted*. John Y. Powell. 127p. casebound. 1985. Tiresias Pr. 13.95. 5. Birth Parents ================ Birthparents' Perspective on Adoption.* pamphlet CUB. 2.50. Bitter Fruit : Women's Experiences of Unplanned Pregnancy, Abortion, and Adoption.* Rita Townsend & Ann Perkins, eds. 1992. Hunter House. Confessions of a Lost Mother.* Elisa Barton. 1996. 171 p. A collection of emails between the author and triad members and Ms. Barton's reflections and critique of the adoption system. ISBN 0-9650795-0-3 14.95 (PA + 6%) + 2.50 s/h email@example.com Elisa Barton, 744 Claredon Rd, Narbeth PA 19072 Exile.* Mary Anne Cohen. Poems about losing a child. 5.00. From We to Just Me.* Kristapher Ryan. 1990. (Avail. from Freedom to Be Me Seminars, POB 52057, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada R2M 5P9). 12.50. Half a Million Women `Mothers who lose their children by adoption'.* D. Howe, P. Sawbridge and D. Hinings. 1992. Penguin UK. (Bath Road, Harmondsworth, Middlesex UB7 ODA, UK) Complied, P. Sawbridge of the PAC (Post Adoption Center). Details the experiences of birthmothers 50's - 70's and the unrecognised suffering they went through. Hope: A Collection of Birthfamily Stories, Poems, and Letters.* Alicia Lanier, ed. 1993. Hope Cottage Adoption Center. Women who relinquished to closed adoptions share their experience. 5.08. Living Mistakes: Mothers Who Consented to Adoption. Kate Inglis. 200p. 1984. Allen Unwin. Australian birth mothers tell all. 22.50; pap. 10.95. MayDay! Reclaiming Our Voices.* 1993? RC Publications, P.O. Box 8445, Berkeley CA 94707-8445. Bound collection of quarterly publications of MayDay! publishing project. Personal essays on being a birth mother, healing strategies, reviews, etc. The Post Adoption Experience of Surrendering Parents.* pamphlet CUB. 2.50. Pregnant By Mistake: The Stories of Seventeen Women. Katrina Maxtone-Graham. rev ed. 456p. 1987. Remi Bks. 21.95; pap. 12.95. Relinquishing Mothers In Adoption.* Robin C. Winkler, M van Keppel. 1984. Melbourne, Australia. Institue of Family Studies. Secret-Sharing With Loved Ones: Personal Stories Of Telling Children and Others.* Marsha Riben and Mary Anne Cohen, eds. pamphlet 17p. Origins. Birthparents tell their children at home about the sibling lost to adoption. Secrets Manual, Journal & Workbook.* Triadoption Publ. Shattered Dreams - Lonely Choices: Birthparents of Babies with Disabilities Talk About Adoption.* Joanne Finnegan. 184p. 1993. 22.95. The Social Worker's Role in Adoption.* pamphlet CUB. 2.50 Storied Lives: The Cultural Politics of Self-Understanding.* George C. Rosewald and Richard L Ochberg, eds. 304p. 1992. Yale Univ. Press. Not about adoption per se but has an interesting chapter "How do you introduce yourself as a childless mother?": Birthparent interpretations of parenthood. Telling Your Children & Others.* Mary Anne Cohen & Marsha Riben. Accounts of woman who told the child they raised and other loved ones about the child they lost to adoption. 5.00. To Keera With Love: Abortion, Adoption or Keeping the Baby, The Story of One Teen's Choice.* Kayla M Becker & Connie K Heckert. 190p. Sheed & Ward MO. pap. 7.95. To Love & Let Go. Suzanne Arms. 240p. 1983. Knopf. 21.45. Wake Up Little Suzie.* Rickie Solinger. 324p. 1992. Routledge. An analysis of maternity home programs for unwed mothers 1945-1965. What Kind Of Love? : the diary of a pregnant teenager.* Sheila Cole. fiction. 192p. Lothrop. (9-adult) Fictional account of an unwanted teenage pregnancy and the decision to place for adoption. 1995. Within Me, Without Me Adoption: an open and shut case?* Sue Wells. 1994. Scarlet Press, 5 Montague Road, London. Women in England and New Zealand tell their experiences. Covers adoptions from the 1960's-1990's. Includes accounts from a wide variety of situations: closed and open adoptions, mixed race, and some complicated and tragic situations. Yesterday they Took My Baby.* Ben Wicks. Adoption from a birth parent perspective. Young Unwed Fathers: changing roles and emerging policies.* Robert Lerman and Theodora Ooms, eds. 348p. Temple Univ Press. Serious essays look at unwed fatherhood in the US as a policy issue. 1993. 6. Searchess, Searching & Reunions ================================== Adoption Blue Book.* annual. Birthparent Connection, PO Box 230643, Encinitas, CA 92023-0643. State by state listing of search groups. 16.50. Adoption Searchbook, The: Techniques For Tracing People.* 3rd Edition. Mary Jo Rillera. 224p. 1993. Triadoption. 18.95. Adoption Searches Made Easier.* Joseph Culligan. 1996. 758p. Don't let the page numbers fool you, most of the book is the same listing of addresses and indexes found in many search books, but there are chapters of solid, general search advice in the first chapters of the book written for the do-it-yourself searching adoptee or birth parent. Updated annually. ISBN: 1-57296-100-7 FJA, Inc. By Order Of Adoption.* Jean A. Downie. 1995. Distinctive Publishing, Inc, Plantation Florida. Search information. Can be ordered directly from Mrs. Downie 813-639-8346. Courageous Blessing.* Carol Demuth. 49p. 1993. Aries Center. A guide to support adoptive parents through a search undertaken by their son or daughter. Directory of ISC Consultants. looseleaf ring binder. annual. ISC. Faint Trails: An Introduction to the Fundamentals of Adult Adoptee-Birth Parent Reunification Searches.* Hal Aigner. 104p. 1980. Paradigm. pap. 4.95. Get the Facts on Anyone. Dennis King. 1992. P-H. 15.00. ISBN 067186470X Great Adoptee Searchbook.* Jean Straus. 88p. 1990. Castle Rock Publications., Box 161, Worcester, MA 01602. 9.95. Halfway Home: Contact and Reunion Guidelines.* Lynn-Claire Davis. Some questions and answers to consider before making contact and during the first stages of a reunion. 18.00. Armed Froces Locator Directory.* Lt. Col. Richard S. Johnson. 157p. 5th edition. Military Info Enterprises, P.O. Box 5143, Burlington NC 27216. $23. How to Search in Canada.* Joan Marshall. 110p. SearchLine, 63 Holborn Ave., Nepean, Ont. K2C 3H1, 613-825-1640. ISBN 0-9694050- 0-6. Canadian records. Provincial adoption disclosure legislation and policies. Sources of information in Canada. National resources. Advice and information from an adoptee who is also a birth parent. 21.95. In Search Of Your Canadian Roots.* Agnus Baxter. Macmillian Canada. ISBN 0-7715-9019-9 1994. 18.95. Information organized by province. ISC Searchbook, The.* Helen Gallagher, Nancy Sitterly & Pat Sanders. 40p.1986. ISC. pap. 6.00 Instant National Locator Guide, The. Fay Faron. Directory of zip codes, area codes, atlas, etc. Making Contact.* Dirck W. Brown and Susan Miller-Havens. A brief guide to making contact after a completed search. Preparing For Re-Union.* The Children's Society. UK 5.99ukp Useful addresses and information to help for the adoptee or birth parent interested in reunion. Reunion Book, The.* Volume I. 214p. 1991. Triadoption. 70 stories of reunited people.19.95. Search - A Handbook for Adoptees and Birthparents.*, 2nd Edition. Jayne Askin with Molly Davis. 1992. Oryx Press. Search Aftermath & Adjustments.* Pat Sanders & Nancy Sitterly. 32p. 1983. ISC. exploration of post search issues. Search Consultant's Handbook, The.* Patricia Sanders. 32p. 1983. ISC. pap. 3.50 Search Options - Choices for Triad Members Contemplating or Conductiong A Search.* Patricia Sanders and Susan Miller-Havens. The alternatives available to triad members interested in searching. 6.00. Search & Support Directory, The.* Triadoption. Listings of addresses, fees etc. of groups worldwide, courts, adoption units, etc. 24.95. Searching in California. Pat Sanders. 1982. ISC. Searching in Florida.* Diane C Robie. 1982. ISC. 10.95. Searching in Illinois.* Gayle Beckstead & Mary Lou Kozub. 210p. 1984. ISC.pap. 12.95. Searching in Indiana.* Mickey Dimon Carty. 278p. 1985. ISC. pap. 14.95. Searching in New York.* Kate Burke. 270p. 1987. ISC. pap. 15.95. The bulk of the book consists of indexes of cities/counties, etc not search advice. Secret-Sharing With Loved Ones: Personal Stories Of Telling Children and Others.* Marsha Riben and Mary Anne Cohen, eds. pamphlet 17p. Origins. Birthparents tell their children at home about the sibling lost to adoption. Sibling Reunions.* Randolph W. Severson. An exploration of the emotional issues when siblings meet. 6.00. Telling Your Children & Others.* Mary Anne Cohen & Marsha Riben. Accounts of woman who told the child they raised and other loved ones about the child they lost to adoption. 5.00. Thoughts for Birthparents Newly Considering Search.* pamphlet CUB. 4.50. Thoughts to Consider for Newly Searching Adoptees.* pamphlet CUB. 3.50 Tracing Missing Persons: An Introduction to Agencies, Methods and Sources in England and Wales.* Colin D. Rogers. 1987. Manchester University Press. Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9PL. ISBN 0-7190-1901-x. Sterling pounds 12.95. U.S.A. Search Resources Directory, The.* Jone Carlson. A search resource for those who wish to search and don't know where to begin. 15.00 When in doubt check him out : A woman's survival guide for the '90's.* Joseph J. Culligan. Research Investigative Service ISBN 0963062123. 19.95. Annual updates. Where to Write For Vital Records: Births, Death, Marriages & Divorces. Nat'l Ctr for Health Stats Staff. Ed by Klaudia Cox. 73p. Nat'l Ctr for Health Stats. pap. 2.00. Why Won't My Birthmother Meet Me?* pamphlet. CUB. 2.50. You, Too, Can Find Anybody - A Reference Manual.* Joseph Culligan. updated annually. ISBN 0-96306210-7 pap. A good general search book for the inexperienced non-professional. 7. Search and Reunion -- Biography ================================== Family Secrets: A Writer's Search For His Parents & His Past.* David Leitch. 256p. 1986 Delacorte. 17.95. Finding Family.* Rick Ouston. New Star books. 1994?. Canadian search and bittersweet reunion by TV newsreporter. From Beginning To End: The Rituals of Our Lives.* Robert Fulghum. Villard. 1995. The author and his daughter write about their reunion. I Wish You Didn't Know My Name: The Story of Michele Launders & Her Daughter Lisa.* Michele Launders & Penina Spiegel. 1990. Warner Bks. 17.95. I Would Have Searched Forever.* Sandra K Musser. 4th ed. Thomas Verica, ed. 1985. Jan Pubns., a div of ATM, Inc. pap. 6.95. In Search of a Stranger. Warren E Siegmond. Cameo Pr. 1981. Joined At The Heart.* Nance Vizedom. 153p. 1993. A mother's search for her son whom she finds died shortly before finishing her search. 8.00 Letter to Louise. Pauline Collins. 1992. autobiographical. an adoptees story. Letters To My Birthmother.* Amy Dean. Autobiographical. 1991. Limb of Your Tree, A: The Story of an Adopted Twin's Search For Her Roots. Doris D Smith. 176p. 1984. Exposition Pr. 10.00. Magnetism of Blood, The. Bernard Arthur. 1984. Highland Publishers. (Avail. from the author for $15; write to: W1162 County Highway P, Stratford, WI 54484). Missing Links. Vincent Begley. 202p. 1989. Claycomb Pr. 9.95. Mother Can You Hear Me?. Elizabeth C Allen. 208p. 1983. Dodd Mead. 13.95. Mother's Son.* Terry Copeman. 1989. Maclean Dubois. 10 Rutland Sq, Edinburgh, Scotland. The authors several year search and reunion with his mother and his father's family. Once Removed: Voices From Inside the Adoption Triangle. Sherry Sleighton & Wendie Remond. 1982. McGraw-Hill-Ryerson. On the Outside Looking In.* Michael Reagan & Joe Hyams. 1988. Zebra. 17.95. One Against the Storm.* Stanley C Mann. 221p. Illus. Quest Utah. pap. 6.95 The Other Mother: A Woman's Love for the Child She Gave up for Adoption.* Carol Schaefer. 296p. 1991. Soho Press. A mother's story of her search and reunion. 19.95. Out of My Tree. Hawood D Giles. 276p. 1982. Philos Lib. 15.95. Reunion, The Search for My Birth Family.* Madeline Allen. An adoptee living in Quebec searches through the Canadian systems. Invercauld Pub. 29 Summer St. Lennoxville, Que., Canada J1M 1G4. firstname.lastname@example.org (Madelene Allen). The Search For Paul David.* Pauline Evans. 1994. NorthWest Pub. ISBN 1569011613. A mother's search. 9.00 Search For Anna Fisher, The. Florence Fisher. 224p. 1986. Fawcett pap. 2.95; 320p. 1988. Har-Row. pap. 8.95. So, Here I Am? But Where Did I Come From?* Mary Ruth Witherspoon. Adoptee's story of her search and the bureaucracy that stood in her way. 20.00. The Stranger Who Bore Me: Adoptee - Birth Mother Relationships.* Karen March. 160p. 1995. University of Toronto Press. Sixty adoptees talk about the personal dilemmas created by secrecy in adoption, the need to search, and contact with birth mothers. 17.95 Stories of Adoption: Loss and Reunion.* Eric Blau. 132p. 1993. Adoptees, birthparents, and adoptive parents who have experienced reunion. 16.95. Torn From The Heart: an amazing true story of a birthmother's search for her lost daughter.* Lousie Jurgens. 213p. 1992. Aslan. Understanding the Triad.* Dirck W. Brown. First hand reunion accounts by birth parents, adoptees, and adoptive parents. 5.00 Wanted: First Child: A Birth Mother's Story.* Rebecca Harsin. 144p. 1991. Fithian Pr. 9.95. What Kind of Love is This?. Sandra K Musser. Steve Zimmerman, ed. 1982. Jan Pubns. pap. 7.95. When Summer's In the Meadow.* Niall & Breen Williams. 256p. 1990. Soho Press. pap. 9.95. 8. Biographies and other true tales =================================== Adopted Woman, An.* Katrina Maxtone-Graham. 1983. Remi Bks; 1982. write for info. Eleventh Hour. autobiography. 18.95. Adoption Story: A Son is Given.* Marguerite Ryan. 231. 1989. Rawson Assoc. 17.95. Andrew, You Died Too Soon.* Corinne Chilstrom. An adoptive mother writes about the suicide of her son at 18, what adoption meant to him, and what he meant to his family. Baby M Case: A Collection of the Complete Trial Transcripts.* Sara Robbins. 6 vols. WS Hein. 450.00. Baby Swap Conspiracy, The.* Loretta Schwatrz-Nobel. 248p. 1993. Villard Bks. Investigative look at the May and Twigg families 20.00 Babies For Sale: The Tennessee Children's Home Adoption Scandal.* Linda Tollett Austin. 171p. 1993. Praeger. Birth Mother: America's First Legal Surrogate Mother Tells the Story of Her Change of Heart.* Elizabeth Kane (pseudonym). 1988. HBJ. Death in White Bear Lake, A.* Barry Siegel. 448p. 1990. Bantam. 19.95. True account of Lois Jurgen's murder of her adopted son. Empty Cradles.* Margaret Humphreys. British Doubleday. 1994. About the plight of "child migrants", adopted out of UK for "better lives" in other parts of the kingdom, and the ongoing effort to reunite them with their families. The God Sent Child - the bitter adoption of Baby David.* Kim Westad. 1994? Viking. An 18 yr old Cree, veteran of 10 foster homes and an abusive adoption placed her own son with a family in Victoria, B.C. that promised, but never delivered, an open adoption. Almost immediately Teena changed her mind. The story of the court battle and an analysis of what could have been done differently. I Wish You Didn't Know My Name.* Michele Launders. 216p. 1990. Warner. Michele Launders is Lisa's mother. Lisa (1981-1987) was murdered by NY lawyer who was suppose to place her for adoption. Lost Bird of Wounded Knee: Spirit of the Lakota.* Renee Sansome- Flood. Four days after the Wounded Knee massacre a baby was found underneath her dead mother's body. General Colby kept the child. This Pulitzer nominee book follows the life an this adoptee who was never accepted by her adoptive family or the culture in which she was raised. Mother's Story,A.* Mary Beth Whitehead & Loretta Schwartz-Nobel. 1990. St Martin. pap. 4.95. My Child Your Child.* Terry Treseder and Terrilyn Ainscough. Desert Book Company. The story of an adoption told by both the adoptive and birth mothers. Some insights into the LDS position on adoption. P.O. Box 30178, SLC UTAH 84130 ISBN 0875795560 Sudden Fury: A True Story of Adoption and Murder.* Leslie Walker. Illus.400p. 1989. St. Martin. 18.95. They Cage the Animals At Night.* Jennings Michael Burch. 293p. 1985. Signet. Autobiography of growing up in institutional care in NYC. 9. Records Access ================= Right of Adoptees to Know Their Biological Parents, The: A Bibliography.* Tim J Watts. 16p. 1988. Vance Biblios. 5.00. Right to Know Who You Are, The.* Keith C. Griffith, M.B.E. Reform of adoption law and open records. Unlocking the Adoption Files.* Paul Sachdev. 247p. 1989. Lexington Bks. The results of a 3 year study of over 300 birthparents, adoptees, adoptive parents, and adoption agency personel presented in a manner understandable to the general public. 13.95. 10. Healing & Trauma ==================== Adoptee Trauma.* Heather Carlini. A discussion of adoptee's seven griefing stages. Adoption: Charms and Rituals for Healing.* Randolph W. Severson. Discussion of extended metaphor, fables and stories to enhance the individual's perception of his/her adoption experience. 13.00 Adoption Encounter: Hurt, Transition, Healing.* Mary Jo Rillera. 19.95 PURE. Birth Mother Trauma.* Heather Carlini. A book for birth mothers that addresses the trauma that remains from the relinquishment of a child to adoption. Care of the Mother Grieving a Baby Relinquished for Adoption.* Rosemary Mander. 1995. Avebury. ISBN 1856285979. Helping Women Cope With Grief. P. Silverman. 1981 Chapter on "The grief of the birthmother". Sage Publications. Primal Wound.* Nancy Newton Verrier. 231p. 1993. Self published (FAX 510-284-4248) Using information from pre-and perinatal psychology, attachment, bonding, and loss focuses those findings on the adoption and separation from the birthmother. ISBN 0963648004 11. General Works ================= 1984 guide to films on adoption. Abigal Norman. 12p. 1984. Media Network. The Adoption Triangle. Julia Tugendhat. 1992. Bloomsbury 2 Soho Square, London W1V 5DE, UK. Narratives from all parts of the triad. Adoption Crisis: The Truth Behind Adoption and Foster Care.* Carole McKelvey and JoEllen Stevens. 231p. 1994. Authors support redistributing money from foster care to family preservation and adoption, and support pre- and post-adoption counseling and information. 22.95 Adoption : The Inside Story*. Judy Austin. 1985. Barn Owl Books, 3 Ranelagh Gardens, Stamford Brook Avenue, London W6 OYE, UK. Cases from PPIAS. Families who have adopted; their experiences and thoughts. Includes experiences of adopting older children, mentally and physically handicapped, bi-racial and transracial children. The Adoption Papers.* Jackie Kay. 64p 1991. Dufour Editions. Poetry. Adoption and Spirituality.* Randolph Severson. 23p. Poetry, history, and the author's reflections. 5.00. The Adoption Triangle.* Julia Tugendhat. 1992. Bloomsbury Pbsing, 2 Soho Square, London W1V 5DE, UK. Narratives from all parts of the triad. Babies Remember Birth. David Chamberlain. 256p. 1988. J P Tarcher. 16.95. Barren in the Promised Land: Childless Americans and the Pursuit of Happiness.* Elaine Tyler May. 1995. BasicBooks. How American society has viewed children and procreation the last 200 years. Looks at both voluntary and involuntary childnessness. ISBN 0-465-00609-4. Betrayal: a report on violence towared children in today's world. Caroline Moorehead, ed. 267p. 1990. Partial list of situations covered: street children, child labor, children of war, children in prison, trafficking in children for adoption, migrant children, children with AIDS. Beyond the Best Interests of the Child. Joseph Goldstein, et al. 1984 ed. Free Press. pap. 10.95. Child Abuse and Adoption.* CUB pamphlet. 3.50. Exile.* Mary Anne Cohen. Poems about losing a child. 5.00. From Father's Property to Children's Rights: The History of Child Custody in the United States.* Mary Ann Mason. 237p. 1994. Columbia Univ Press. ISBN 0-231-08046-8. Guide My Feet.* Marian Wright Edelman. 224p. 1995. Meditations, vows, and prayers on loving and working for children by the founder and president of the Children's Defense Fund. In the Best Interests of the Child. Joseph Goldstein, et al. 1986. 192p. Free Press. 17.95; pap. 10.95. Infant Mind. Richard M Restak. Illus. 288p. 1986. Doubleday. 18.95. Mother-infant Bonding: A Scientific Fiction.* Diane Eyer. 237p. 1992. Yale Univ. Press. Orphans: Real and Imaginary. Eileen Simpson. 259p. 1987. Weidenfeld & Nicolson. 16.95. Power And Decision: the social control of reproduction.* Gita Sen, Rachel C. Snow, eds. 1994. Harvard Univ Press. Covers a variety of global political, ethical, and economic questions regarding child bea ring and child rearing. Relative Origins: Famous Foster and Adopted People.* Maria and Aileen Dever. 201p. 1992. National Book Co. Sacred Bond: The Legacy of Baby M.* Phyllis Chesler. 256p. 1988. 16.95. Times Books; 1989. pap. 7.95. Random. Shedding Light on... The Dark Side of Adoption. Marsh Riben 1988. Harlo Press. Storied Lives: The Cultural Politics of Self-Understanding.* George C. Rosewald and Richard L Ochberg, eds. 304p. 1992. Yale Univ. Press. Not about adoption per se but has an interesting chapter "How do you introduce yourself as a childless mother?": Birthparent interpretations of parenthood. Surrogacy & the Moral Economy.* Derek Morgan. 1990. Gower Pub Co. 44.95. Surrogate Mother's Story.* Patricia Adair. 140p. 1987. Loiry Pubs Hse. 14.95. Surrogate Motherhood: The Ethics of Using Human Beings.* Thomas A Shanon. 212p. 1988. Crossroad NY. 17.95. A Time for Sweeping Change; Re-examining Adoption.* pamphlet CUB 2.50 Understanding the Triad.* Dirck Brown. Accounts by adoptees adoptive parents and birth parents. 5.00. When There's No Place Like Home : Options for Children Living Apart From Their Natural Families.* Jan Blacher, ed. 355p. 1994. P.H. Brookes Pub. Co. Discusses a wide spectrum of placement options for children, the impact of social and legal policies on placement, alternative families, residential placement, and the need to reconceptualize placement. Who Am I? : Identity, Adoption and Human Fertilisation.* 1990. C. Walby & B. Symons. BAAF (British Agencies for Adoption and Fostering). London SE1 1RQ, UK. Discussion series 12. ISBN 0 903534878. Parallels the secrecy and ambiguity that pervaded the closed adoption system with AID and newer fertilisation methods. Draws conclusion that openness and honesty should be aimed for in all forms of human fertilisation methods. Young Unwed Fathers: changing roles and emerging policies.* Robert Lerman and Theodora Ooms, eds. 348p. Temple Univ Press. Serious essays look at unwed fatherhood in the US as a policy issue. 1993. 12. Periodicals =============== (see also FAQ 5 under National Organizations for those with newletters). Adopted Child Newsletter see Adopted Child above Open Adoption Birthparent see RSquared Press above Reunions Magazine: http://www.execpc.com/~reunions Roots & Wings Adoption Magazine: http://www.adopting.org/rw.html The Seeker Magazine: http://www.the-seeker.com/ Adoption Helper Magazine Dept. A, 189 Springdale Blvd., Toronto, Ontario M4C 1Z6 Canada email@example.com Robin Hilborn, publisher Bi-monthly magazine for Canadian adoptive parents Adoption/Medical News Adoptions Advocates Press 1921 Ohio St. NE, Palm Bay, Fla. 32907. fax 407 724-0815 voc 407 725-6379 Dr. Jerri Ann Jenista, infectious disease specialist, and adoptive parent of 4 from India, editor. First issue due out this fall. Medical info for families, adoption experts, and doctors. $36/yr. Adoption Report Child Welfare League of America, 440 First St., NW , Wash., DC 20001. AdoptNet P.O. Box 50514, Palo Alto, CA 94303-0514 A bi-monthly magazine primarily for new adoptive parents. Lots of advertising from adoption agencies/agents. Some adoptee, birth parent information. Adoptalk North American Council on Adoptable Children 1821 University Ave., Suite 498N, St. Paul, MN 55104. Adoption Therapist 800-944-4460 Professional journal, of interest to all involved in adoption. $20/yr US $30/yr outside US Adoption Triad Forum P.O. Box 832161, Richardson, TX 75083-2161 Editor: Alicia Lanier email: AliciaKLB@aol.com fax: 214-699-1269 $15/yr 6 issues American Journal of Adoption Reform 1139 Bal Harbor Boulevard, Suite 184, Punta Gorda, FL 33950 813-637-7477 Chain of Life P.O. Box 8081 Berkeley, CA 94707. Quarterly newsletter w/gay/lesbian/feminist slant. $2/issue; $7-$15/yr. for six issues. Back issues are available. Child Welfare. Bi-monthly magazine of the Child Welfare League of America (see Adoption Report above). Connections %Gail C. Walton 1417 East Miner Street, Arlington Heights, IL USA 60004 Quarterly magazine on India and the Indian Subcontinent, Focus mainly on parenting children adopted from India. US$14/year. Back issues available for US$3.50. Geborener Deutscher William L. Gage 805 Alvarado Drive N.E., Albuquerque NM 87108 Focus on German-American adoptees. ISC Publications P.O. Box 10192, Costa Mesa, CA 92627. ISC Directory of Consultants, looseleaf binder of ISC search consultants and the areas they search worldwide. Report on Foreign Adoption ICCC, 911 Cypress Drive, Boulder, CO 80303 voice & fax: 303-494-8439 Annual report [1995 most recent] and updates bi-monthly $25/yr. Midwest Searching Magazine P.O. Box 122, Oakland City, Indiana 47660. National Adoption Information Clearinghouse 11426 Rockville Pike, Suite 410, Rockville, MD 20852 voice: 301-231-6512 fax: 301-984-8527 Free pamphlets on a wide variety of adoption issues available as well as a searchable database [first 50? hits free]. On The Vine P.O. Box 1852, Appleton WI 54913 Rebecca Dalton For birth mothers of adoptees who are still minors. People Searching News P.O. Box 22611, Ft. Lauderdale, Fl 33335 407 768-2222 Bi-monthly search-oriented magazine. $16.50/yr; $20.50 Canadian; $25 US foreign. The Searching Resource 15420 Olde Highway 80, Space #151, El Cajon, CA 92021 Carol Robertson CarolR3523@aol.com and Amy Davey $48/yr email $54 snail mail. Make your check payable to Amy B. Davey Started May 1995, aimed at beginning searchers. I haven't seen it, but there is a lot of information available for free to beginning searchers both on AOL and elsewhere on the net. Searchers' Digest P.O. Box 50219, Jacksonville Beach, Florida 32240. 13. Education Videos ==================== Blossoms in the Mist. Why adoption records were closed in one jurisdiction. Decisions About Self & Family. Illus. (14+). 1980. multimedia teaching kit 32.95. Soc Sci Ed. Family Development. Social Science Education Consortium, Inc. 1980. multimedia teaching kit 24.95; story of Megan 0.75. Soc Sci Ed. Family Time. Paula Zahn. 15min. 1991. Ambrose Video. Originally broadcast in 3 segments in May 1991 on "CBS This Morning." Deals with a family issues such as the effects of genetics vs environment, birth order and its effects on personality, and the story of identical triplets separated at birth who found each other as young men. Finding Christa. 55 min. Camille Billops and James Hatch. 1991. Du Art Video. Partly documentary film concerning an artist who leaves her 3 year old daughter at a children's home and that daughter who later seeks her out at the urgings of her adoptive mother. Just For The Love: building families with adoptees, foster children, and birth children. 16 min. 1991. Altschul Group. produced by Visions Video. Dave and Bonnie Bredeson and their 13 children. Parent's Night. Yan Moore. 16mm. 30min. 1987. Direct Cinema, Ltd. / Playing With Time, Inc. with Taylor Productions; prod Linda Schuyler and Kit Hood; dir Kit Hood. DeGrassi Junior High. no. 12. An adopted child must confront his feelings about his two sets of parents and his own identity. Also a young girl must face her pregnancy and how she will deal with it since she decided against abortion. Right To Know: America's Adoption Crisis, The. 1 hour. Two Peas Production. Michael Reagan (Ron's son). Conversations with triad members and an examination of the historical, social, and psychological issues of closed adoption. ($21.00 American Adoption Congress). Teen Pregnancy. 30 min. InVision Communications, Inc. (12-18) 1994. The Schlessinger Teen Health Video Series. closed captioned. Meant to be viewed with an adult. Interviews doctor, counselor, nurse-midwife, teen peer counselor, teens, teen mothers. Abortion, parenting, and adoption, teen sexuality, birth control, conception, and pre-natal care. Understanding & Helping Adopted & Foster Children. 4 hours. Michael M Katz, PhD. ($100.00-425.00. Psychotherapy Center for Adoptive Families) What It Means To Join A Family Through Adoption. 2 videos. Fred Rogers host of Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood. Who Are The De Bolts, and where did they get 19 kids? 72 min. 1994. Pyramid Film & Video. Originally released as a motion picture in 1977. Based on the book 19 Steps Up The Mountain by Joseph P. Blank. Documentary. Window on Boulder: Intercultural adoptions. 30 min. Boulder County Council of Chairs; United Way. Broadcast Channel 8 Boulder, Feb. 1995. A community dialogue to help eliminate racism and racial discrimination. Several people speak about their experiences adopting children or races other than Caucasian. 14. EDUCATION AUDIO TAPES ========================= Birthmother/Earthmother -- River of Life & the Call of Blood 60 min. 1994. Using the man made flooding of the Mississippi River Valley as an analogy, comments on the Deboer attempt to keep a child against the parent's will, and man's attempts to manipulate natural flows whether rivers or reproduction. MayDay Project. MD audiotape #2. RC Publications. MayDay! Reclaiming Our Voices. 90 minutes. 1993. Selection of readings from birth mothers. MD Audiotape #1 from the MayDay publication project. RC Publications. 15. URLs: Artistic/Narrative ============================ Adoptee Life ------------ <URL:http://www.iquest.net/~jlyst/alife.htm> Adoptees leave thank you notes to their birth parents. Adoption Connections Project ---------------------------- <URL:http://www.sover.net/~adopt> This project seeks to bring together birth mothers, adopted daughters, adoptive mothers, foster mothers and step mothers to share their stories. Susan Wadia-Ellis firstname.lastname@example.org Adozione Grande Avventura ------------------------- <URL:http://www.areacom.it/html/assben/servsoc/title.htm> In Italian, an adoptive parent's account of the process. AIML Adoption Gallery --------------------- <URL:http://www.webreflection.com/aiml/contribute.html> Poetry, essays, and artwork on adoption themes. Submissions from adoptees, birth parents, and adoptive parents welcome. Dana Kressierer email@example.com Bastard Nation -------------- <URL:http://www.crl.com/~omatic/bastard/nation.htm> Birth Mother Art Exhibit ------------------------ <URL:http://www.lis.ab.ca/marlene/art/bmother/bmoth.html> The Demeter Project ------------------- <URL:rampages.onramp.net/~morra/index.html> Original works speaking to the experiences of birth mothers in closed adoptions. Barbara Franks-Morra firstname.lastname@example.org Lori's Labyrinth ---------------- <URL:http://www.cuug.ab.ca:8001/~pringleg/adoption.html> Losses in Adoption ------------------ <URL:http://tyler.net/BSWGod1st/Reform.htm> A listing of names of those who have sufferred the "second loss" of death before reunion. Also essays on adoption practices and reform. Mary B. Baker's Homepage for Adoptees and Birthparents ------------------------------------------------------ <URL:http://www.geocities.com/CapitolHill/2991/> Essays on a variety of adoption topics by those effected. Other M/Other Stories --------------------- <URL:http://www.arts.ucsb.edu/~cf2/> Art piece that deals with issues around adoption and identity, and finding our way home both literally and methaphorically. Carol Flax email@example.com Voices of Adoption Web ---------------------- <URL:http://www.best.com/~savage/adoptee.html> Contribute your stories, artwork, classifieds, articles, poetry, etc. related to adoption. 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