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Participate in #FliptheScript — Support Adoptee Voices

by Laura on November 21st, 2014

Want to learn more about what adoption is really like? Learn from the adoptees themselves and help #FliptheScript on the single-story adoption narrative.

Books below are anthologies or memoirs which feature the adoptee voice … let me know which books I should add in the comments section!


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  1. ellecuardaigh permalink

    Thank you, Laura. There are so many gripping books written by adoptees being released, I'm having a hard time keeping up. Right now I'm enjoying "Becoming Patrick" by Patrick McMahon. (Okay it's not "new", but I was sort of busy writing my own memoir when this was released.) Keep fighting.

  2. This is a great list of books! I will share it with my Facebook adoption group.
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  3. familyadvocate permalink

    I HIGHLY RECOMMEND all 3 books by Jane Jeong Trenka, powerfully and artfully well written to be enjoyed bv by those with absolutely no connection to or interest in adoption.

    Also MUSTS on any adoption booklist are all three books by Betty Jean (BJ) Lifton. BJ wrote as an adoptee and as a psychotherapist. Her works are groundbreaking.

    For more about adoptee voices and #flipthescript, also see:… which includes a link to an exhaustive list of adoptee blogs, ehich you might want to link to as well.

  4. Not Fade Away by Dawn Young is a first mother memoir. The father of Dawn's son was Brian Jones, founding member of The Rolling Stones, so this memoir is also a great insight in to the beginnings of the Stones.

  5. So — the book I just mentioned doesn't feature the adoptee voice, so probably needs to be on a different list. However, I recommend it!

  6. Lesli permalink

    Great list Laura! I'm also going to share this. Thanks!

  7. larahentz permalink

    Shared Laura! Thanks!!

  8. Linda Hoye permalink

    Great list, and thank you for including Two Hearts, Laura.

  9. eagoodlife permalink

    I love Jeanette Winterson's account of the adopted life and also Judith Lucy's.

  10. stricklandp permalink

    Thanks for providing such a great list, Laura!

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  12. Thanks for providing such a great list, Laura!

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