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Birth Fathers And Their Adoption Experiences
Gary Clapton

Fathers And Their Adoption Experiences - Gary ClaptonPublished by Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Price: UK £16.95 US$25.95

Virtually all literature about birth parents of adopted children has focused on mothers. We know that mothers are important but so are fathers and when it comes to feelings and emotions about their absent children, why do fathers not get a look in?

In Birth Fathers and their Adoption Experiences, Gary Clapton a post adoption counsellor with Birthlink in Edinburgh, recounts the experiences of thirty birth fathers separated from their children at birth.

This pioneering study gives a fresh perspective discussing different notions of fatherhood, such as biological paternity, social fatherhood, sperm donorship, and the 'father figure'.

In a society where men's feelings about the welfare of their children are often ignored, Birth Fathers and their Adoption experiences gives us a valuable insight into the harm we do to families when we neglect to include fathers in the adoption experience.

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