The Primal Wound: Understanding the Adopted Child


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The Primal Wound is a book which is revolutionizing the way we think about adoption. In its application of information about pre- and perinatal psychology, attachment, bonding, and loss, it clarifies the effects of separation from the birth mother on adopted children. In addition, it gives those children, whose pain has long been unacknowledged or misunderstood, validation for their feelings, as well as explanations for their behavior. Since its original publication in 1993, The Primal Wound has become a classic in adoption ...

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Dec 15, 2009

Primal Wound

I have read a number of books on the
subject of adoption. I found this one to be
quite good - it explores the separation of a newborn baby from its biological mother and the effects this can have on both the mother and baby later on in life. It is well-written. I am an adult adoptee and an adopting parent so have had a lot of experience with adoption.

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