February 8, 2014

Adoption Reunion In The Social Media Age, An Anthology


This anthology gives voice to the wide experiences of adoptees and those who love them; examining the emotional, psychological and logistical effects of adoption reunion. Primarily adult adoptee voices, we also hear from adoptive parents, first moms and mental health professionals, all weighing in on their experience with reunion. The stories run the gamut, and I think even non-adopted people are likely to find something in here to which they can relate. The memories of adoption reunion in this anthology are joyous and regretful; nostalgic and fresh; angry and accepting. They show pain, but they also tell of resilience and strength in the face of incredible loss.

In short, the essays of this anthology relate the human experience: raw, resilient, and most of all real.
See the recent blog tour of conversations led by a few of the authors here.

(Editor: Amanda Transue-Woolston)

This anthology is a collection of writings by the authors of the Lost Daughters blog.
Lost Daughters is an independent, collaborative writing project that was founded in 2011 in an effort to give an accessible writing platform for adopted women. Boasting nearly 30 authors, Lost Daughters is written and edited entirely by adopted women, several of whom balance multiple roles in adoption and foster care along with being adopted. The blog’s name was inspired by author and adoptee B.J. Lifton’s concept of one's self becoming lost and found throughout the experience of being adopted.

The mission is to bring readers the perspectives and narratives of adopted women, and to highlight their strength, resiliency, and wisdom--to critically discuss the positives and negatives of the adoption institution from a place of empowerment and peace. The authors come from all walks of life and have a variety of worldviews, religions, political stances, types of adoption, countries of origin, and countries of residence.
Lorraine Dusky offers this review of the book at First Mother Forum ~ "Lost Daughter's:  Strong, Brave Essays Written from the Heart."

*I am thrilled and thankful to be a contributor in these new releases. 
  It is a blessing to know and work with these sweet friends.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thanks Peach! These are great books!