Journey of the Adopted Self: A Quest for Wholeness

Journey of the Adopted Self: A Quest for Wholeness

By: Betty Jean Lifton (author)Paperback

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Betty Jean Lifton, whose Lost and Found has become a bible to adoptees and to those who would understand the adoption experience, explores further the inner world of the adopted person. She breaks new ground as she traces the adopted child's lifelong struggle to form an authentic sense of self. And she shows how both the symbolic and the literal search for roots becomes a crucial part of the journey toward wholeness.

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Betty Jean Lifton, Ph.D., has done extensive research and counseling with all members of the adoption triad. She is the author of several books on adoption, including Twice Born: Memoirs of an adopted Daughter and Lost and Found: The Adoption Experience, as well as a young adult novel, I'm Still Me, and a children's book, Tell Me a Real Adoption Story. She is also the author of The King of Children: A Biography of Janusz Korczak and A Place Called Hiroshima.


The Self In Crisis * Betwixt and Between * The Mothered/Motherless Self * The Conspiracy of Silence * The Hidden Relationship * The Broken Narrative * Artificial Self, Forbidden Self * Stuck in the Life Cycle * The Antisocial Tendancy * The Adult Child The Self In Search * The Call to Self * Alternate Reality * The Painted Bird * The Fathered/Fatherless Self * The Found Adoptee * The Mark of Oedipus * The Adoption Tie The Self In Transformation * Becoming Whole * The Best Interests of the Adopted Child

Product Details

  • publication date: 15/04/1995
  • ISBN13: 9780465036752
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 336
  • ID: 9780465036752
  • weight: 342
  • ISBN10: 0465036759

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