- May/June 2001
- Vol. 2, No. 3
The Adoption Reunion Survival Guide: Preparing Yourself for the Search, Reunion, and BeyondBailey, J. J., Giddens, L. N. New Harbinger Publications, Inc., Oakland, CA. 2001. 166 pp. $13.95. Paperback.
Adoptees and birth parents are searching for—and finding—each other more and more easily, as society's attitudes and state laws recognize that everyone has a right to their original birth records and genealogy. However, making the search easier does not make the reunion easier. The authors, both adoption professionals with years of experience, provide guidance to members of the triad who are preparing to meet for the first time.
- Preparing for the reunion
- Avoiding common pitfalls
- Essentials for a successful reunion
- First contact
- Legal rights and legal issues
Resources include state-by-state status of adoption records, adoption-related organizations and websites, a suggested reading list, and two foreign search and registry services.
To purchase a copy, contact:
Publishers Group West
1700 Fourth St.
Berkeley, CA 94710
Phone: 800-788-3123 or 510-528-1444