• Adoption and adoption reunions are driven by some of the deepest human emotions – desire, love, loss, hope, envy, shame and fear.  It is the terrain of our most primal human experiences – procreation, pregnancy, birth, childrearing, bonding, attachment and social connection. Adoption and reunion experience are inextricably linked to identity, belonging, family rights, obligations and dynamics, as well as social and community connection. With all of this as backdrop, it is no wonder that accounts of adoption experience and reunion make for intense, dramatic and larger than life reading, filled with complexity, subtlety and unexpected outcomes. This collection of adoption and reunion stories weaves the personal perspectives of birth mothers, adopted adults and adoptive parents together to reveal an intimate glimpse into this unique dimension of human experience.


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