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Alina Camacho-Gingerich

In: Handbook of Adoption: Implications for Researchers,Practitioners, and Families

Part VIII: Poetic Reflections and other Creative Processes fromAdoptees: Preface

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Poetic Reflections and other Creative Processes fromAdoptees: Preface
Poetic reflections and other creative processes from adoptees:Preface

There is a large body of literature on adoption; some of this literature isartistic, creative, or nonscientific. Poetry or prose, or a combination of both,this literature provides an important window on the issues the members of thetriad face and how they attempt to cope and/or resolve them. Perhaps predictablyso, there is more known literature from the perspective of adoptees and adoptiveparents than birth parents.

We have gathered here poems and other creative writings by three of the bestknown authors who write about adoption from a personal perspective: Penny CallanPartridge, Christian Langworthy, and Sarah Saffian. Partridge, both an adopteeand an adoptive parent, is the cofounder of Adoption Forum, a Philadelphia-basedorganization for all ...

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