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The Primal Wound: Understanding the adopted child Paperback – 21 Sep 2009

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  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: British Association for Adoption and Fostering; UK ed. edition (21 Sept. 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1905664761
  • ISBN-13: 978-1905664764
  • Product Dimensions: 17 x 1.2 x 23.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars 107 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 19,277 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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This book is a "must-read" for every adoption professional. There is valuable information here, which will only be completely understood by the triad to which it belongs...As both an adoptee and a birth mother, my response was often visceral...sometimes nearly overwhelmed by the truth and clarity in her writing --Katherine Pederson, Washington Adoption Reunion Movement

When you want to know about Nigeria, do you ask Norwegians? If you want to know what it's like to be adopted, ask an expert: ask an adoptee. Better you read The Primal Wound with an adoptee, ask her how she feels about it...and listen --Sarah Alexander

About the Author

Nancy Verrier, M.A., the mother of two daughters one who is adopted and one who is not is an advocate for children. She holds a master's degree in clinical psychology and is in private practice in Lafayette, California. In addition to her clinical and adoption work, Ms. Verrier writes and lectures about the effects of early childhood trauma and deprivation caused by premature separation from the mother under various circumstances.

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