ERIC Number: EJ440881
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: 0
Birthmothers: Grieving the Loss of a Dream.
Lancette, Jennifer; McClure, Bud A.
Journal of Mental Health Counseling, v14 n1 p84-96 Jan 1992
Interviewed five birthmothers using a phenomenological approach. Discovered an additional area of grieving that has been overlooked: the lost dreams and fantasies associated with placing a child for adoption. Explores these dreams in detail and discusses implications for grief work in therapy. (Author/ABL)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A