New York: Harper and Row, 1988.
Paperback. 7 3/4" X 5 1/4". xiv, 321pp. Very mild shelf wear to covers, corners, and edges of pictorial paper wraps. Dust-spotting to edges of text block. Pages are clean and unmarked. Binding is sound. Updated Edition with a new afterword.
ABOUT THIS BOOK:
Rich in insight and compassion, Lost and Foundis an eloquent exploration of the psychological issues faced by adoptees and by all children who have been separated from a parent and denied the right to know their true origins. Betty Jean Lifton, herself an adoptee, draws upon her own experience and her extensive work with adoptees, birth mothers and fathers, and adoptive parents to explore the harmful effects of secrecy on the identity of a child and the liberating possibilities of openness. A new Preface links the psychology of the adopted to that of babies born of surrogacy and other reproductive technologies. And a new Afterword explores the most recent developments in the adoption field, such as post-adoption counseling, open adoption, and the controversy around the adoption syndrome. The author concludes with a code of rights and responsibilities for everyone in the adoption circle. (Publisher). Very good. Item #8170