The Primal Wound is a book which is revolutionizing the way we think about adoption. In its application of information about pre- and perinatal psychology, attachment, bonding, and loss, it clarifies the effects of separation from the birth mother on adopted children. In addition, it gives those children, whose pain has long been unacknowledged or misunderstood, validation for their feelings, as well as explanations for their behavior.
Adoption experts Purvis and Cross offer for the first time a book that addresses the special issues of children who have emotional, medical, or behavioral needs. Their methods will help adoptive parents and families recognize, understand, and effectively treat their adopted child’s unique challenges.
“You Can Effectively Parent an Adopted or Foster Child Parenting under the best of circumstances is difficult, but because of their unique needs, raising children from hard places brings additional challenges.