About Adoptee Rage

Statistics Identify large populations of Adoptees in prisons, mental hospitals and committed suicide.
Fifty years of scientific studies on child adoption resulting in psychological harm to the child and
poor outcomes for a child's future.
Medical and psychological attempts to heal the broken bonds of adoption, promote reunions of biological parents and adult children. The other half of attempting to repair a severed Identity is counselling therapy to rebuild the self.

Friday, August 23, 2013

Pro-Adoptee Advocate Betty Jean Lifton



Betty Jean Lifton

Author and Proponent of Open Adoption
1926 – 2010
Betty Jean Lifton was born to an unmarried couple on June 11, 1926 in Staten Island, NY. Her 17-year-old birth mother eventually gave the baby up to a foster home. At two and a half, she was adopted by a Cincinnati couple, Oscar and Hilda Kirschner, who renamed her Betty Jean. When the little girl was 7, Hilda Kirschner informed her that she was adopted, and told her the story so common at the time — that her birth parents were dead. Betty Jean Kirschner earned a bachelor’s degree in English from Barnard College in 1948; four years later, she married psychiatrist Robert Jay Lifton, author of influential books on the psychological impact of war and the Holocaust. B.J, Lifton was best known as the author of three classic works about adoption and its psychological impact: Twice Born: Memoirs of an Adopted Daughter(1975); Lost and Found: The Adoption Experience (1979), and Journey of the Adopted Self: A Quest for Wholeness (1994). As the New York Times wrote when she died, her “searing condemnations of the secrecy that traditionally shrouded adoption became touchstones for adoptees throughout the world.”