Somebody's Child

Somebody's Child

Stories About Adoption

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UNIVERSAL STORIES OF LONGING AND BELONGING

Our quest for origin and, by extension, identity is universal to the human experience. For the twenty-five contributors to Somebody's Child , the topic of adoption is not--and perhaps never can be--a neutral issue. With unique courage, each of them discusses their experience of the adoption process. Some share stories of heartbreak; others have discovered joy; some have searched for closure. Somebody's Child captures the many unforgettable faces and voices of adoption.

The third book in a series of anthologies about the twenty-first-century family, Somebody's Child follows Nobody's Mother and Nobody's Father , two essay collections from childless adults on parenthood, family and choices. Together, these three books challenge readers to reexamine traditional definitions of the concept of "family."

Publisher: Victoria, B.C. : TouchWood Editions, 2011.
ISBN: 9781926971032
Characteristics: 249 p. ;,19 cm.
Additional Contributors: Gillespie, Bruce 1975-
Van Luven, Lynne
Alternative Title: Stories about adoption

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joyhuebert Feb 09, 2012

A heartwarming book full of lovely, intelligent, interesting stories about adoption from all angles: siblings, grandparents, fathers, mothers who gave up children, mothers who adopted children, the children who were adopted - a great read.

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