adoption book tour: the primal wound

In honor of National Adoption Month in November, Lori of Weebles Wobblog has launched an experiment over at the Open Adoption Examiner: a new adoption cross-triad book tour.

Beginning with the controversial landmark book The Primal Wound by Nancy Verrier, the tour promises to highlight the adoptee voice, often absent or marginalized from adoption discourse. Written by an adoptive mother interested in the psyche of the adoptee, the book was the first to explore in depth the adoptee perspective when it was published in 1993.

Truth be told, The Primal Wound is not an easy read. Nevertheless, it should provide for some compelling discussion about adoption with all members of the triad represented. So sign up for the book tour and draft some questions for discussion by November 30.

Lori asks that participants “come with equal parts openness to understand other viewpoints and eagerness to share one’s own.” Be prepared to engage in some thoughtful discussion.

Book Tour Instructions:

Sign up for the book tour by November 30 (earlier is better!)

Read The Primal Wound by Nancy Verrier (get it from your library or buy it)

– By November 30, draft 1-2 discussion questions and send them to Lori (bestlightlori at gmail dot com)

By December 5, all participants will receive a list of questions.  Select 3 questions to answer.

– On December 12, post answers to your 3 questions on your blog OR in the comments of the Open Adoption Examiner page that day.  Note you don’t need a blog to participate!

Tour day: On December 12, link to participant responses on the Open Adoption Examiner page. Then you can read, comment and discuss The Primal Wound. And remember, “the purpose here is to shed light rather than make heat.”

All perspectives are welcome, so join in and sign up!


~ by luna on October 19, 2009.

4 Responses to “adoption book tour: the primal wound”

  1. Thank you for posting this, Luna. I find it difficult to read, as well, and that’s why I’m eager to explore this book with others who have different experiences and insight from my own.

  2. I’m all signed up…

  3. Errr, no. I’m barely keeping it together here. I don’t need more angst or guilt. I can generate that on my own quite nicely.

  4. I wanted to share my feature in Adoptive Families Magazine for National Adoption Month Would love to know comments and can find me on my Mutts blog.

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