Books and Articles

The following are books and articles that I recommend for adoptees searching for understanding, and others who care about adoptees and want to know how they can help.

The Primal Wound: Understanding the Adopted Child by Nancy Newton Verrier

Adoption Therapy: Perspectives from Clients and Clinicians on Processing and Healing Post-Adoption Issues Edited by Laura Dennis

Journey of the Adopted Self: A Quest for Wholeness by Betty Jean Lifton

Lost and Found: The Adoption Experience by Betty Jean Lifton

United States Department of Health and Human Services Adoption Access Records

Statistics of the Effects of Adoptions

Genetic Mirroring: The Missing Piece for Many Adoptees

The Complete Guide to Adoptee Rights and Original Birth Certificate Advocacy

There is a new website that has been designed to catalog and promote books written by adoptees and other adoption-related books recommended by adoptees.  (Thanks for the “heads up” Richard Hill!)  Please visit it: