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primal wound extended, 1 Dec. 2003
I found Joe Soll's book fascinating reading. It echoed many of the comments made by adopted adults I work with - and gave expression to the confusion many feel emotionally. It is not an easy book to read from a different adoption position, but will help anyone touched by adoption to understand the adopted person's experience. Unlike the last reviewer I don't think the book negates the value of adoptive parents - rather it highlights some of the difficulties for all parties in facing their individual losses. I see it as a good follow up to Nancy Newton Verrier's Primal Wound.
This book relates primarily to adopted people placed as babies -though much of what it says also relates to older aged adoptions. For these later aged adoptions, though, there are extra issues not addressed in this book.