Ever After
Fathers and the Impact of Adoption by Gary Coles

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Ever After – Fathers and the Impact of Adoption - by Gary Coles
 
Product details
Paperback: 254 pages
Publisher: Self-published
ISBN: 0646431935
Trim size: 195 x 130 mm
 
Synopsis    
Ever After: Fathers and the Impact of Adoption is the first book in the world to integrate one father's personal experience with more general accounts of how men have reacted to losing a child to adoption. It is an account of the impact of adoption on birth fathers and the influence of birth fathers on adoption. This is what readers have said about Ever After: Fathers and the Impact of Adoption:
·         “At last a book about birth fathers written by a birth father!” Nancy Verrier, author of The Primal Wound and adoptive parent
·         “Highly recommended to all affected by adoption, no matter where you ‘sit’ in the triad, I promise you will be touched and enriched by this superbly written book.” Julia Cantrell, editor and adopted person
·         “Gary Coles’ book wears his heart on its sleeve … Coles’ account is both one of an inward and outward journey.” Gary Clapton, academic and birth father
·         “This book … dispels the myth that all fathers who lose children to adoption don’t care about their partners or their children.” Sandra Falconer Pace, author and birth mother

About the Author
Gary Coles is a father. His first-born son was raised in New Zealand by adoptive parents.
 
He graduated with BSc Honours, majoring in geology, from Victoria University of Wellington. He has spent most of his adult life living and working in Australia.
 
Gary began exploring his adoption experience in 1992. He made his first presentation to an adoption conference in 1998, coincidentally in the city where his adopted son lives. Since then he has written extensively about adoption, particularly bringing the viewpoint of birth fathers into the discussions. He has published three books (in 2004, 2005 and 2010) in paper and electronic formats, plus another three as ebooks (in 2012, 2014 and 2015). Gary has published more than seventy papers and articles (1998-2015), made presentations at three Australian Adoption Conferences (2000, 2004, 2008), presented seminars in Australia and New Zealand and been a keynote speaker on three occasions for Concerned United Birthparents in the USA.
 
Gary’s immediate past position was Manager of VANISH Inc, the Victorian post-adoption services and support organisation. Previously, he had been a VANISH service user and then he served as an office-bearer on the organisation’s Committee of Management. In 2012 he was appointed to the Forced Adoptions Apology Reference Group, responsible for advising the Prime Minister of Australia about the contents of the National Apology, delivered on 21st March 2013. In 2013 and 2014 he served on the Forced Adoptions Implementation Working Group. Gary continues to educate the public and the helping professions about the impact of adoption.


 
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