Reunions Between Birthparents and
What Happens After
by Judith S. Gediman and Linda P. Brown
A pioneering, documented survey of what happens when adoptees and their birthmothers meet, Birthbond explores the bond between a woman and her child that is formed well before birth and the sometimes irreparable split caused by separation. In this eye-opening, deeply affecting account, the authors reveal—through the words and experiences of adoptees, birthmothers and birthfathers—that what reunion can accomplish is impressive, although its pangs are no less real than the pangs of birth.
"Bittersweet...Could change future adoption practices in this country."
— Publishers Weekly
"Adoptees and birthparents move mountains to find one another."
"Sensitively tracks the aftermath of adoption."
— The New York Times
*Now in its ninth printing
A New Horizon Press Release
Self-Help/Parenting & Childcare
6 x 9, 318 pages
LC# 89-43405, world rights
ISBN: 0-88282-072-9 (pb), $13.95