ERIC Number: EJ483944
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: 0
Stages of Emotion: An Adult Adoptee's Postreunion Perspective.
Moran, Ruth A.
Child Welfare, v73 n3 p249-60 May-Jun 1994
Based on personal experience and a professional perspective, presents a theory about adult adoptees' reunions with their biological family. Identifies four stages of postreunion emotions: (1) paralysis; (2) eruption; (3) loss and grief; and (4) empowerment. Three factors that impact these stages are reunion success, reunion timing, and the fact that most reuniting adoptees are females seeking their mothers. (TM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Community
Authoring Institution: N/A