Book Review: FROM SCRATCH: A Memoir of Love, Sicily, and Finding Home by Tembi Locke

Tembi Locke, an actress, author and advocate, writes a heartfelt memoir entitled FROM SCRATCH: A Memoir of Love, Sicily, and Finding Home, a personal story of love, loss, adoption and family. As clinicians, we were drawn to this quote: “At the heart of adoption is this love and this loss, all at once. Your daughter will know this feeling one day. It is the realization that she had to say good-bye in order to say hello.”

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National Adoption Awareness Month

Adoption is a lifelong journey and we are on our own individual path. In honor of National Adoption Awareness Month, our founder tells her own post adoption story and encourages other adult adoptees to say: “This is really hard but I want to come through this. I want to make sense of this journey and I want to heal from its impact. I want to live in a better way. I want to move forward.”

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Shame, Secrets, Lies and Adoption

Home for Unwanted Girls

The Home for Unwanted Girls by Joanna Goodman is a stirring historical novel that delves into 1950’s practices for dealing with unwed mothers, orphans, and adoption. It also provides insights into adoption-related emotions and questions and communication that we encounter at our clinical practice at BPAR every day.

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