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Phillips, Z. (2010). Adoptees as Parents. Psychoanal. Inq., 30(1):94-101.
   

(2010). Psychoanalytic Inquiry, 30(1):94-101

Adoptees as Parents

Zara Phillips

This article examines the personal experiences of an adoptee who has become a mother of her own biological children. The article touches briefly on the challenging relationships between the adoptee and both the adoptive mother and birth mother. Details are discussed regarding deep emotional feeling that arose during the adoptee's time of pregnancy and birth. The article talks about cellular memory experiences and the impact those had during pregnancy. There are details on how being an adoptee may have affected mothering styles and how issues arose during this time that were influential in the adoptee gaining a deeper understanding of the impact of adoption. The article does note that there were similarities with other adoptees that had become mothers investigated during the author's research.

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