In this practical book, Michelle McColm takes the adoptee and birth parent carefully through the process of adoption reunion; drawing on extensive interviews and the experience of her own reunion.
Working in adoption discloser at a Children's Aid Society, Michelle McColm became familiar with the stories of adoptees and birth mothers alike. An adoptee herself, she has successfully navigated her way through a reunion with her birth mother and extended family. She now lives in Toronto.
Adoptions Past and Present; The Birth Mother's Experience; Adopting a Child: The Adoptive Parents' Experience; Growing Up Adopted; The Challenge of Reunions; The Search; Backstage: Pre-Reunion Jitters; The Birth Mother's Experience; You're On: The Reunion; Post Reunion: Short-term Issues; Post-Reunion: Long-term issues; Support and Education; Recommendations for Change and Healing.
Second Story Press