Council of Natural Mothers' Library
Saying Goodbye to a Baby
1 The Birthparents Guide to
Patricia Roles is a natural mother who relinquished her child for adoption. Having a master's degree in social work from The University of British Columbia, she presently works with teenaged natural parents.
Saying Goodbye to a Baby is a book intended mostly to help pregnant teens assess their options and explain to them what it will be like if they choose adoption.
The author gives a very realistic
and clear picture of the pain that the birthmother will suffer. Although
most of the book is devoted to explaining the phases of grief and giving
advice on how best to cope with this grief and move on, it will be very
useful to validate the feelings of natural mothers of another era who
were never allowed to grieve and who always wondered if they were the
only ones to feel as they did.
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