Life Givers

This book examines all the ways in which birthparents are marginalized.  The author provides a glimpse of birthparents’ emotional roller coaster ride as they struggle with grief, ambivalence, and regret.  Most importantly, he makes the persuasive case that if the institution of adoption exists to benefit children, then adopted children are best served when birthparents and adoptive parents work together to ensure that the birthparents remain a part of their children’s lives.