- The Primal Wound by Nancy Newton Verrier
I wish I’d found this book decades ago! This is often referred to as the Adoptee’s Bible. It’s not a quick read for the adoptee – it triggered much for me! It was as if the author, an adoptive mother, was inside my head when she wrote this. I would recommend this book for every adoptee whether searching for bio family or not. She gives names to those “crazy ideas” we have about our world and explains why we do. Can’t say enough times that this book is a MUST read for EVERY adoptee AND those who love them.
2. The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel van der Kolk