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Primal Wound

I received my copy of “Primal Wound.” I’ve read only the first few pages of it, but already, I find much with which I can identify. I don’t expect to agree with everything I read, but it really surprised me to hear so many of my own feelings and behaviors spelled out so clearly by someone else. I wonder if most adoptees experience as strong a sense of wonderment whenever they find others who feel and experience what they do. Are we so conditioned to ‘not’ seeing ourselves in those around us that when we do, it’s more surprising to us than to non-adoptees? I don’t know. I just find it fascinating to read the words of other adoptees which all say the same thing: “I was so surprised that others felt like me.”

There are others books about adoption I’ve seen recommended and I’ll be checking them out after the holidays. I think I’ll try and do reviews on them as I complete them. There is so much information out there, yet it seems little of it is compiled all in one place. I can dig through dozens of discussion forums and thousands of posts looking for what I want, but that is literally taking me hours. I’m hoping that if I can pull that information together in one space, it will help others on their own journeys, and maybe save them a lot of time. The largest resource I’ve come across is a corporate-owned site. While I appreciate that they try to be helpful, I tend to distrust the potential for corporate agenda, particularly as it relates to something so emotionally charged.

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December 20, 2005 - Posted by | General

1 Comment »

  1. If you would like, I would be happy to post your comments/reviews of adoption books on the chosen babies site as well.

    Comment by Wraiths | December 27, 2005 | Reply


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