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  • Author:
    Kasey Hamner
  • ISBN:
    0967414504
  • ISBN13:
    978-0967414508
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    Triad Pub; 1 edition (June 1, 2000)
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    308 pages
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Kasey Hamner, adoptee and author of Whose Child? describes herself as a "run-of-the-mill, garden variety adoptee . Throughout Kasey Hamner's story of growing up adopted and her reunion, I felt a sense of connection to her and to my own personal adoption story

Kasey Hamner, adoptee and author of Whose Child? describes herself as a "run-of-the-mill, garden variety adoptee," but her book is anything but run-of-the-mill. Throughout Kasey Hamner's story of growing up adopted and her reunion, I felt a sense of connection to her and to my own personal adoption story. Kasey provides and extends a true sense of healing for other adoptees. Instead of dwelling on the past, Kasey made the choice to make something of her life.

An Adoptee's Healing Journey from Relinquishment Through Reunion. It spans from relinquishment through reunion to help the reader develop a better understanding of the lifelong emotional aspects of adoption and reunion. and Beyond by Kasey Hamner. by Jean A. S. Strauss. xmas90 · 1 decade ago.

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Whose Child?: An Adoptee’s Healing Journey from Relinquishment through Reunio. nd Beyond by. .Brothers and Sisters in Adoption by Arleta James. A Child’s Journey Through Placement by Vera Fahlberg. nd Beyond by Kasey Hamner. Beyond Culture Camp: Promoting Healthy Identity Formation in Adoption- Adoption Learning Partners webinar. Black Baby, White Hands: A View From the Crib by Jaiya John. The Connected Child: Bringing Hope and Healing to Your Adoptive Family by Karyn Purvis and David Cross (highly recommended). Parenting Adopted Adolescents: Understanding and Appreciating Their Journey by Gregory C. Keck.

Whose Child? is the story of a woman in turmoil, seemingly from the moment of birth until this book was written. Perhaps some readers will appreciate Kasey Hamner’s style. Perhaps some will find her story brave, a model for healing traumas associated with adoption. The recounting of sexual abuse by an older adoptive brother from the tender age of 4 until she was 16; the near drowning in the family pool, instigated by the same brother, when she was 13; the insensitivity of an adoptive mother whose favoritism toward her sons left Kasey unprotected; and her description of her role in the family as no more than.

Adoptees, Adoptive parents, Biography, Birthparents, Family relationships, Identification, Psychology.

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This novel is an account of one adoptee's life story written for members of the adoption community, helping professionals, or anyone touched by adoption. It spans from relinquishment through reunion to help the reader develop a better understanding of the lifelong emotional aspects of adoption and reunion.

Karg
As an adoptee, I could relate to Kasey Hamner's book in very many ways. I almost felt like I had written it in some parts. Knowing that she went through the same events/issues that I did was comforting, especially the fact that she conquered them and is a healthy, productive citizen. Too many people only view adoption as a wonderful thing, something that every infertile couple (or fertile) should do. But have they ever asked an adoptee or read any of the books? I'm not saying that adoption is a bad thing, but for those of us whose birth mothers were forced by societal influences,or by family to give us up, there can be terrible results.

I wish that everyone who knows an adoptee could read this book, especially adoptees who have reunited with birth family members, as I have. No one really understands unless they have been through it. It is a frightening and wonderful experience. Read this book and find out what it was like for her.
wanderpool
One of the best books I've ever read of an adoptee's first-person account of their life. A little slow paced in areas, but a overall a very easy, accessible read. Would've liked a little more dialogue and in-depth exploration of certain issues revolving around the author's mental, emotional and spiritual healing, but I would still recommend this book to any adoptee, especially those who have suffered any kind of abuse at the hands of their adoptors.
Blackredeemer
Could not put it down! Read it cover to cover in two sittings. Kasey Hamner has "gone where no one has gone before" with this refreshingly honest autobiographical account of her life as an adoptee from relinquishment to reunion and beyond. Her candor and highly readable writing style are impressive, and she manages to touch all the issues that we adoptees seem to share in common.
Although it is hard to disaggregate issues that stem from being adopted vs. issues that result from growing up in a dysfunctional family, Hamner continually reminds us of the core emotional experiences of the genealogically bewildered adoptee: depression; anxiety; fear; anger; guilt; and ubiquitous problems with relationships, intimacy, and trust.
I highly recommend this book to anyone touched by adoption, as well as to teachers, therapists, and pediatricians.
Rindyt
Whose Child? is simultaneously moving and disturbing, for in her retelling, Kasey Hamner presents the complex fabric of human relationships with an unusual commonality of candour and compassion. Within the framework of a straightforward, direct style, the sense of alienation and loneliness which is a common experience amongst many adoptees is made even more accessible to those who know nothing of the experience and deepens the poignancy of the story.
Not every adoptee's story involves abuse. Even though I admit to not being able to imagine what the emotional consequences of such an experience can be, the emotional landscape is depicted with such clarity, that it was not difficult to either empathise or identify with many instances recounted in the book.
Reflections on one's own adoptive experience while reading the book is inevitable and Kasey Hamner's strength and courage in acknowledging the essential nature of her circumstances as they changed and evolved, are exemplary for anyone affected by adoption. "Whose Child?" is more than one person's story; it is a lesson in living life on life's terms, and speaks of an infinite grace in a willingness to accept and thereby, heal.
Once I had finished reading Whose Child, I mailed Kasey to thank her for having contributed a singularly important facet missing from the closure of my own adoptive experience: I wrote:
I received your books and have finished Whose Child? I found myself reflected in many of the pages and reading such an account of a life of pain has brought forward several questions, regarding my own journey... In as much as reading an account of someone else's pain can be pleasurable, I did enjoy the way you wrote it...
...Whose Child? has been a sincere lesson for me in fearlessness and I would like to thank you for that. It has given me unexpected insight and I am deeply appreciative of it...
Reading this book leaves much to admire.
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"In Whose Child? Kasey Hamner leads the reader on a courageous journey as she examines her life as an adoptee, exposing the subsequent effects on her psyche and personal relationships. Whose Child? is anything but your ordinary adoption narrative. It offers a treasure chest brimming with truths one can apply towards their own healing from relinquishment, abuse or any childhood trauma. Beautifully written, Kasey draws the reader into the emotional world of an adoptee, giving voice to the silent turmoil often encountered there and offering hope for resolution. "
Fiarynara
"Whose Child," written by Kasey Hamner strikes a chord in my heart. I was not adopted but know several people who have been. This book helped me to understand some of their strengths and frailties. "Whose Child" was easy to read and without technical mumbo jumbo. In fact, I couldn't put it down and was able to read it in only one day. "Whose Child" should be read by anyone who knows someone who has been adopted or was adopted themselves. Kasey Hamner writes a real and interesting story with a self healing conclusion that any person could apply in their own lives. Thank you Kasey.
Grillador
This book has opened my eyes to the emotional intensity of being an adopted child. I have no friends or family that have been adopted, or adopted a child. This book was recommended by someone close to me who has worked with the author. I have to say, that I had nightmares after reading some parts of this book. The raw emotion and honesty brought forth, revealed to me the insensitivity and cruelness that this young girl had to endure. Kasey offers hope of healing in her story, I hope that others who have been in her situation can find strength and personal restoration as she has.