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Tom Rogat, PsyD, MBA

Rogat Psychological Services, LLC

(510) 915-3252

Beachwood, Ohio

Adoption Resources



The American Adoption Congress (AAC) has produced these videos to help educate us about the experience of adoption from many vantage points. Thanks to Carolyn Hoard and Wendy Rowney for bringing them to my attention, and to the AAC for producing them.

Adoption Reunion: Explores the positive aspects of reunion

Adoption & Family: An adoptive mother's perspective on her adopted child's reunion with her birthfamily

Adoption & Truth: The adoptees' need to know where they come from.

Birth Mothers Never Forget: The birthmother’s experience in a closed adoption.





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Adoption Network Cleveland

American Adoption Congress

Post Adoption Center for Education & Research (PACER)

Concerned United Birthparents (CUB)

Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute

International Soundex Reunion Registry


Recommended Readings

Journey of the Adopted: A Quest for Wholeness Self by BJ Lifton

Lost and Found: The Adoption Experience by BJ Lifton

The Primal Wound: Understanding the Adopted Child by Nancy Verrier

Coming Home to Self: The Adopted Child Grows Up by Nancy Verrier

Being Adopted: The Lifelong Search for Self by David Brondzinsky



Birthright: The Guide to Search and Reunion for Adoptees, Birthparents and Adoptive Parents by Jean A. S. Strauss

The Adoption Reunion Survival Guide: Preparing Yourself for the Search, Reunion and Beyond by Julie Jarrell Bailey and      Lynn N. Giddens

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