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Outer Search, Inner Journey: An Orphan and Adoptee's Quest Paperback – 1 Apr 1997
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Peter Friedrich Sander was born on German soil to a German mother and father. After his adoption from a German orphanage by American parents, he was renamed Peter Fredrick Dodds and naturalized as a U.S. citizen. He is Quest" the first book written on intercountry adoption by a "foreign-born" adoptee.
Peter earned B.A. and M.P.A. degrees and graduated from the International Olympic Academy located in Greece. He served as a member of the Washington State Legislative staff, Director of an international program for the United States Olympic Committee and, as an elite "Airborne-Ranger" when a U.S. Army officer.
As an author, Peter has been interviewed on television, radio and the Internet. His television appearances include "Bay Area Psychology" and radio interviews include "The World", a radio news program co-produced by the British Broadcasting Corporation and Public Radio International.
Peter speaks nationally to issues regarding intercountry adoption and was the keynote speaker at New Zealand's 1998 National Adoption Conference.
To contact Peter, or to request interviews or speaking engagements, please write to e-mail address: email@example.com
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This book was a wonderful inspiration for me on our own family's (ultimately successful) search for our child's birth parents.
As the narrative makes clear, however, finding one's birth parents is not the be all and end all for any adopted child. It nevertheless provides the start of healing from a trauma, concerning which most psychologists, physicians and educators still have very little insight.
This book is very well written and provides a great understanding to parents of children adopted abroad.
However, the book will also assist anyone who works (in any capacity) with children adopted overseas. Highly recommended, along with The Primal Wound and Betty Jean Lifton's Twice Born.
I'd also like to personally thank the author for baring his soul. He's given healing to unknown others in a similar position --- a great deed that cannot have been easy.
Like Mr. Dodds, I felt a "missing piece" in my heart. As a child, I too was a loner and had the same insecurities believing I was unworthy and not loveable. I seemed to be reading about me when learning the author also felt lost and incomplete. Like him, I had an over-powering need to find answers and search for my roots.
I highly recommend this book, whether adopted or not, to anyone who feels lonely, unworthy or unlovable. If you read Outer Search Inner Journey you'll discover you are NOT alone. Mr. Dodds openly shares his difficulties but also shows these emotional struggles can be overcome--not from the outer search where many believe the answer lies, but rather from the inner journey. The inner journey is where the author, and I, faced our demons, confronted them head on and found peace.