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Author Duxbury, Micky, 1948-

Title Making room in our hearts : keeping family ties through open adoption / Micky Duxbury
Published New York : Routledge, ©2007
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 175 pages) : illustrations
Contents My family's story -- Into the heart of child-centered open adoption -- Understanding each other's fears and concerns -- "This baby belongs to itself and the more people who love it, the better" -- Becoming extended family -- Openness in the public adoption system -- Opening closed adoptions -- Unique families : unique challenges -- Making it work -- A call for change
Summary Adopted persons face challenges their entire lives as they struggle to answer the most basic question: Who am I? The hope of open adoption is that adopted children will develop stronger identities if they have the opportunity to develop healthy ongoing relationships with their families of origin. Making Room in Our Hearts offers an intimate look at how these relationships evolve over time, with real-life stories from families who have experienced open adoption first-hand. This book helps both adoptive and birth parents address their fears and concerns, while offering them the suppo
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page 167)
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Subject Open adoption -- United States -- Case studies
Genre/Form Case studies.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0203943740