BERMAN, Claire. Also writes as Noelle Gallant. American, b. 1936. Genres: Gerontology/Senior issues, Human relations/Parenting, Psychology. Career: Secretary, American Society of Journalists and Authors. Sr. Ed., Cosmopolitan, 1958-63; Contributor Ed., New York mag., 1972-78; former Director of Public Education, Permanent Families for Children, Child Welfare League of America. Publications: A Great City for Kids: A Parent's Guide to a Child's New York, 1969; We Take This Child: A Candid Look at Modern Adoption, 1974; Making It as a Stepparent, 1980; What Am I Doing in a Stepfamily?, 1982; A Hole in My Heart: Adult Children of Divorce Speak Out, 1992; (with A. Elgart) Golden Cradle: How the Adoption Establishment Works and How to Make It Work for You, 1992; Caring for Yourself While Caring for Your Aging Parents, 1996; The Day the Voices Stopped, 2001.