Shattered Dreams--Lonely Choices: Birthparents of Babies with Disabilities Talk about Adoption

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Shattered Dreams -- Lonely Choices
Birthparents of Babies with Disabilities Talk About Adoption

Joanne Finnegan

FOREWORD BY W. Carl M. D. Cooley

Bergin & Garvey

WESTPORT, CONNECTICUT · LONDON

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Copyright Acknowledgments v
  • Contents ix
  • Foreword xiii
  • Preface xvii
  • God's Child xix
  • Acknowledgments xxi
  • Introduction 1
  • 1 - Shattered Dreams 11
  • 2 - Decisions, Decisions 25
  • Loving the Body 41
  • 3 - Building a Support Network 43
  • Direction 57
  • 4 - Lonely Choices 59
  • 5 - Family Issues: Before, During, and After The Decision 75
  • Legacy of an Adopted Child 91
  • 6 - Adoptive Families 93
  • Our Child 102
  • 7 - Finalizing an Adoption Plan 103
  • The Road Not Taken 118
  • 8 - Living with the Decision 119
  • 9- The Future 137
  • All Because of You 151
  • 10 - Final Messages 153
  • Appendix: Resources 169
  • Index 179
  • About the Author *
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