Embracing the Adoption Effect

Author Barbara Taylor Blomquist’s recently released book, “Embracing The Adoption Effect,” garners a positive review from Vermont Adoption Consortium member, Judith Bush.

“I especially like the words “the adoption effect” in the title of this book.  It is a novel improvement on “adoption issues”, a phrase which always sounds to me like a set of problems and negative fallout rather than a straightforward assessment of all that ensues, good and bad, when adoption is in the picture,” Bush states.

“Embracing the Adoption Effect” is a summary of stories, interviews, and commentaries from the author about adoptive children and adoptive parents.

“Blomquist has mined this rich material to present a coherent perspective on the overall experience of adoption… the result of this approach enables the reader to grasp the complexity of the experience of adoption. Blomquist’s conclusion, and in a sense her advice, is that the outcome of living with adoption is much more dependent on one’s attitude than on anything else.”

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This book is one of the most balanced books on the subject of adoption I have read. Writing from the perspective of an adoptive mom and a counselor, Barbara Blomquist’s perspective is empathetic and enlightened.  This particular work shares the perspective of 29 people touched by adoption from the 60’s, 70’s, and 80’s.

 

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