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You Don't Look Adopted Paperback – 2 July 2016
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- Publisher : Independently published (2 July 2016)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 261 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1086423437
- ISBN-13 : 978-1086423433
- Dimensions : 15.24 x 1.68 x 22.86 cm
- Best Sellers Rank: 221,060 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Anne has, in a personable, gritty, humorous and touching style, brought colour into my own backstory. Her writing weaves a protective net that will allow others with their own hidden pasts to bring their own unique stories safely to shore. Anne’s book is the lighthouse we all need to get there safely.
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Anne Heffron was born a writer, yet it took many hard years of experience to make her ready to write her first book. It has, however, been well worth the wait, for she has an exceptional gift for conveying the true implications of being adopted. Her subject is one that is of great interest to me personally since, wanting a third child without my having to go through another pregnancy, my husband and I had the good fortune of being gifted through adoption a two-week old baby. What we were not fully prepared for was the trauma involved in the separation from the birth mother and 'YOU DON’T LOOK ADOPTED – A Memoir' explains this more clearly than anything I have previously read on the subject. The discovery, when our adopted son was twelve, of Nancy Newton Verrier’s seminal book, 'THE PRIMAL WOUND', had been very helpful, citing, as it does, the challenges we were experiencing as being completely normal with adoptees, but that was only a beginning.
It is partly thanks to our adoption that I myself finally underwent the therapy needed by someone who had been rejected at birth for being the ‘wrong sex’ and having my own life thus transformed led me to write books about it and then to train as a (Deep Memory Process/past life regression) therapist. My fourth book, 'THICKER THAN BLOOD? – A Fresh Look at Adoption, Fostering and Step Families', explores the issues from my perspective both as an adoptive mother and as a therapist who has had numerous sessions with clients who not only related in some way to my title but who were also helped by discovering past life connections with people who gave them issues in their present life. (The question mark in my title acknowledges the fact that blood may be just as important as our Life Plans made prior to incarnating.)
Although many readers have found my varied stories as fascinating as I do, what I was of course UNable to do was to write about adoption from the INside. This Anne Heffron has now done, extremely powerfully, and this (in addition to her delightful and unique writing style) is what I believe makes her book a must not only for adopters and adoptees themselves, but for the world. When I thanked our adopted son for giving us 'YOU DON’T LOOK ADOPTED' for Christmas, his reply was “Reading the book will be a present for me, because I desperately want to be understood.” Understanding within the family has indeed always been very important to us and now we have Anne to thank for giving us further insights.
Ann Merivale, author of 'THICKER THAN BLOOD?' (John Hunt Publishing) and six other books.
Tragic and uplifting in equal measure; the author has lived life to the limit battling insidious demons with her tenacious grace.
It's all soul, no ego. I laughed and I cried.