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by Elisa M. Barton

eBook Confessions of a Lost Mother download ISBN: 0965079503
Author: Elisa M. Barton
Publisher: Elisa m Barton (April 1, 1996)
Language: English
Pages: 157
ePub: 1333 kb
Fb2: 1130 kb
Rating: 4.7
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Category: Political
Subcategory: Social Sciences

Confessions of a Lost Mother Paperback – April 1, 1996.

Confessions of a Lost Mother Paperback – April 1, 1996. by. Elisa M. Barton (Author). Elisa Barton's book, which includes a collection of intimate thoughts and stories written by triad members also reveals the genuine camaraderie, learning and healing that can occur through Internet support groups, a medium many are yet unaware of. "Hearing" these emotions firsthand, in the writers' own words, lends credence to the oftentimes turbulent, heart-wrenching emotions of adoption and especially relinquishment. Ms. Barton adds to these tales her valuable wisdom and experience gleaned through her own poignant journey.

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"What was it like, giving up a child?"

This is the question that prompted the author to examine, for the first time, her true feelings about the child she gave up for adoption some twenty years earlier. In this collection of email letters and posts to mailing lists, the above question and similar ones are discussed by people from all three sides of the adoption triad: birth parents, adoptive parents, and adoptees. Topics of discussion include searching for one's birth parents or child, the fallacy of "birthmother's choice," abortion and adoption, and "The Best Adoption Whorehouse in America."

To say this book is an emotional one is a massive understatement: it is by turns heartwrenching and ecstatic; an incitement to anger and a blanket of comfort. I can hardly imagine what it would be like for someone who is a part of the adoption triad (I am not) to read it--I had to put it down a few times and wait for the tears to subside.

Thus, Confessions Of A Lost Mother is not just a book for those of an adoption triad, but for anyone interested in the psychology and sociology of family. In a very personal way, this book brings to light what adoption can really be like--and it's not about turning your back and going merrily on your way, which seems to be a favorite phrase of those who counsel pregnant teens. Read this book only if you are prepared to think and feel--and to have many of your previous notions turned upside down.

Comments: (7)
Nagor
As a "lost birthmother" myself, just the title of this book called out to me. Reading it, I was not disappointed. Elisa Barton's book, which includes a collection of intimate thoughts and stories written by triad members also reveals the genuine camaraderie, learning and healing that can occur through Internet support groups, a medium many are yet unaware of. "Hearing" these emotions firsthand, in the writers' own words, lends credence to the oftentimes turbulent, heart-wrenching emotions of adoption and especially relinquishment. Ms. Barton adds to these tales her valuable wisdom and experience gleaned through her own poignant journey. Her "timebomb" theory is brilliant and right on target. It's something that all birthmothers can now relate to or surely will at some time in the future. I only wish I had read it before the explosion of my own "timebomb" as the insight would have been immeasurably helpful in validating my own feelings of loss and sorrow. Anyone wishing to more clearly understand the birthmother experience will benefit from reading this book.
Velellan
As an adoptee myself and as a birthmother who has been found by my birthdaughter, I can state that many if not most adoption experiences are not what the birthparent expected when they placed their child up for adoption. When I placed my child, I was quite specific about the qualities I wished in the birthparents and was promised that they would be fullfilled. All these many years later, I find that my child was just sold to the highest bidder! After raising 3 other daughters myself, I have decided that the coercion which is used on most birthmothers to make them believe that financial advantage is preferred over nurturing advantage is so totally without merit it is laughable. My child was adopted; she was treated kindly until her adoptive mother had a birthchild of her own. After that, she was abused (as was I in my adoptive parent's home)physicially and emotionally. (That would never have happened in my home; my children adore me because I was a warm and loving mother.) Society too often portrays the birthmother as some slummy little tramp with not enough brains to keep her legs together and the adoptive mother as a woman of high class and a paragon of virtue. This books reverses that picture. The book may sound bitter, but then alot of birthparents are bitter about the lies they were told and the way they have been portrayed. Especially 25 years ago, birthmothers weren't given the choices they are now. Knowing what I know now, I wouldn't give my pet dog to an adoptive parent.
Debeme
This book gives the opinions and tell the stories of birthmothers and adoptees who "met" on the internet, interwoven with birthmother Elisa Barton's own story. As a long-time adoption reformer and confirmed technophobe, I was at first skeptical of the worth of internet exchange, but have since become drawn into it myself, and have come to appreciate both email communication in some forms, and this book.
Elisa is a woman of fire and conviction, which comes as a welcome change from the half-dead, wishy-washy style of many social work types in adoption. You may not agree with all her conclusions or beliefs, but you cannot doubt her sincerity or deep commitment to adoption reform and to helping her sister birthmothers.
This is a book that all involved in adoption should read--to see how deeply and often cruelly adoption has affected many birthmothers for their entire lives. It may not apply to all, but to those it does, it is real, and a story that must be told if adoption is ever to become more humane and less exploitive.
Elisa has done us all a service in telling her story, and the stories of other adoption reformers on-line. Her book is attractive, well-written, and passionate--read it!
Mary Anne Manning Cohen: Birthmother, Poet, Origins Co-Founder
Burilar
I am an adoptive mother of a beautiful one year old girl. We have just learned that her birthmother is pregnant again and she has asked us to adopt this baby too (another girl!), so that the siblings can be together. I read this book in one evening, and much of it upset me. The section where Elisa talks about cutting out the word "Adopt" in her daughter's t-shirt made me angry. In that same section, she talks about the adoption program at the zoo, and how we treat animals better than humans..how we would never dream of ripping an animal baby away from it's mother before it can take care of itself to hand it over to an infertile mother of the same species. But that is not the same thing! No one is ripping an adopted baby away, the birthmother is making a decision not to raise her child. And the "infertile mother of the same species" is doing the work to raise that child up until the point where it can take care of itself. Adoption is being portrayed here as a very negative thing, and birthmothers are being portrayed as helpless creatures who were given no options. While that may be true in some instances, it certainly isn't true in all, or even most, instances. My daughter's birthmother is a 29 yr old adult making all her own decisions. Her birthfather was a one night stand. There was no coercion involved in her choice, no societal pressure. Adoption is a CHOICE, and a wonderful one at that.. much preferrable to abortion. I have empathy for the pain and loss that birthmothers experience, however I don't believe adoptive parents should be villified or that the adoption process should be considered inhumane (as stated somewhere in the book).
CopamHuk
I am a birthmother, of 19 years. Ms. Barton's book seems to proclaim that all birthmothers feel the way she does, or will one day feel this way. MOST birthmothers (while still feeling a sense of loss) have moved on with their lives. Ms. Barton must do just that. I found the entire thing very insulting, and a sorry retrospect of MOST birthmother experiences, particularly birthmothers from the late 1970s and beyond. I hope my bchild (or his parents) never read this book. I would not want them to believe that I feel this way.
Marirne
This is one of the rare books that, after having read it, I can say I have grown a little bit more. Thank you Ms. Barton!