Born Broken

Author: Kristin Berry
Publisher: New Leaf Publishing Group
ISBN: 161458589X
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This is the heartbreaking reality for some adoptive parents as they realize the lifelong consequences of alcohol use during pregnancy.

Journey Of The Adopted Self

Author: Betty Jean Lifton
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0786723564
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Or by infertility and adoption. We are talking about broken narratives when we
talk about adoption because everyone's narratives are broken. The adoptive
parents' narrative is broken when they are unable to have a biological child to
continue their family line. The birth parents' narrative is broken when they are
unable to keep the child who would have continued their family line. And the
adopted child's narrative is broken when she is lifted out of her own genetic and
historic family line ...

Affirming The Birth Mother S Journey

Author: Trafford Publishing
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
ISBN: 141206788X
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Although she had been opposed to adoption throughout the entire process, the
woman stood up and read a letter to her daughter. Without even mentioning the
baby, the client's mother praised her for the courage it took to make a selfless
decision even at the risk of losing her family's approval. She then declared that
she had never been as proud of her daughter as she was that day. The birth
mother, who had believed that she had only brought shame to her family, broke
down and ...

Broken Links Enduring Ties

Author: Linda Seligmann
Publisher: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 0804787255
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American Adoption across Race, Class, and Nation Linda Seligmann ... 21, 2012,
http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/born-abroad-adopted-teens-find-home -in-
multiple-lands/2012/01/18/gIQAVvr8GQ_print.html (accessed Feb. ... Jennifer
Kwon Dobbs reported that in 2011, the Korean government, in response to the
circuit journeys of Korean adoptees, and for reasons of nationalism, changed its
law to permit adoptees to retain dual citizenship (“Ending South Korea's Child
Export ...

The Spirit Of Adoption

Author: Melanie Springer Mock
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1625640765
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My adoption journey has not been free of challenges. After all, adoption is a
response to something that is broken. At times, i feel frustrated that i and other
adoptees have to confront issues that non-adopted people do not ever consider.
Adoption is something that happened to me; though very grateful for it, i did not
ask to add this complexity to my life. Yet, i find myself taking on the responsibility
to make sure that the others involved in my adoption are faring well. i rather
enjoyed the ...

Adoption Joys

Author: Doris Howe
Publisher: WestBow Press
ISBN: 9781449712914
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adoption journey began in our hearts after our second child was born with a rare,
life-threatening genetic condition. We had always dreamed of having three
children, but ... We did find out the risk of having a second child with this same
condition was very small, but the thought of adoption had already been planted in
our hearts. When our oldest was three and a half and our baby ... Our hearts
broke as we heard their stories of infertility. We left that night in amazement of this
adoption ...

Gay Men Choosing Parenthood

Author: Gerald P. Mallon
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231508379
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So I volunteered. The babies were so beautiful, and the thought that they lived in
that hospital alone just broke my heart. When it became clear to me that I would
definitely pursue adoption, I absolutely had to do a public adoption. I wanted one
of those babies that had been left at the hospital. Another dad decided on public
adoption because he was committed to adopting a child of color: We knew that
we wanted a child who was African American, and, as it turned out, that was
exactly ...

In Their Siblings Voices

Author: Rita J. Simon
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 023151994X
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these families broke through and to reveal the work that remains to ensure that
transracial adoption can be successful for every family member. ... thousands of
children in our foster care system, the parents of In Their Parents' Voices, with
their journeys through transracial adoption and willingness to come forth, can
educate families, practitioners, and policy makers on how to invest in our children
(foster, adopted, birth) for the long term no matter how different or similar they are
to us.

Adopted Me

Author: John Thompson
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1481794744
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I uncovered my family history going back over seven hundred years, including
some who were high-ranking officials of the Church of England, in the 1500-
1600s. Finally, after two broken marriages and several romantic relationships, I
achieved marital bliss. Life's journey can be very complicated. I have tried to set
out how much love and gratitude I owe to my four loving parents—the two parents
who adopted me at birth and who I believed were my actual parents for forty-
three years ...