Finding Our Place

Autor: Nikki McCaslin
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313342707
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Presents a collection of short biographies of one hundred notable people who were adopted or foster children, or who lived in orphanages,

Parenting In The Eye Of The Storm

Autor: Katie Naftzger
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1784502448
File Size: 33,81 MB
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Adult adoptee and family therapist Katie Naftzger shares her personal and professional wisdom in this guide to help adoptive parents remain a calm parental influence in the midst of stormy and erratic teen behavior. This guide describes the essential skills you need to help your adopted teen confidently face the challenges of growing up and outlines four key goals for adoptive parents: · To move from rescuing to responding · To set adoption-sensitive limits and ground rules · To have connecting conversations · To help your teen envision their future Parenting in the Eye of the Storm contains invaluable insights for adoptive parents and simple strategies you can use to prepare your adopted teen for the journey ahead and strengthen the family bond in the process. It provides answers, guidance and understanding - working as a road-map through the tempestuous teenage years.

Decoding Our Origins

Autor: Abby Forero-Hilty
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781540833334
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Decoding Our Origins: The Lived Experiences of Colombian Adoptees is written by seventeen authors who were born in Colombia and adopted internationally. Their individual stories illustrate different aspects of the transracial adoption experience. The traumatic loss of their mothers, culture and identities; racism; and severe abuse are amongst the tough topics addressed frankly and head on. However, these first-hand accounts also highlight the indomitable tenacity and perseverance embodied by the authors as they negotiate their way through childhood, parenthood, search, reunion, and the nail-biting wait for DNA test results. All of the authors of Decoding Our Origins: The Lived Experiences of Colombian Adoptees started off life in similar circumstances, having lost their families, language, culture, and country via adoption to countries outside of Colombia. Though their lives diverged, an invisible connection remained amongst them: the need to search for their first families and reconnect with their original culture and homeland. With the advent and subsequent worldwide expansion of Facebook in the early 2000s, people with common interests or life experiences have been able to find each other and talk about myriad topics in a safe space. The eighteen authors of this anthology met in the closed Facebook group Adopted from Colombia! As trust developed, so did the realization that the stories they have to tell are important and that the time has come for them to be told. This is the first published nonfiction anthology written exclusively by Colombian adoptees. Intimate and honest, the powerful and moving stories in the words of the transracial adoptees themselves result in a unified voice that reminds us to never, ever give up hope. All proceeds from this book will go toward financing DNA kits for Colombian adoptees and Colombian first family members, in an effort to reunite families separated by adoption.


Autor: Jessica O'Dwyer
Publisher: Seal Press
ISBN: 1580053831
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This gripping memoir details an ordinary American woman’s quest to adopt a baby girl from Guatemala in the face of overwhelming adversity. At only 32 years old, Jessica O’Dwyer experiences early menopause, seemingly ending her chances of becoming a mother. Years later, married but childless, she comes across a photo of a two-month-old girl on a Guatemalan adoption website — and feels an instant connection. From the get-go, Jessica and her husband face numerous and maddening obstacles. After a year of tireless efforts, Jessica finds herself abandoned by her adoption agency; undaunted, she quits her job and moves to Antigua so she can bring her little girl to live with her and wrap up the adoption, no matter what the cost. Eventually, after months of disappointments, she finesses her way through the thorny adoption process and is finally able to bring her new daughter home. Mamalita is as much a story about the bond between a mother and child as it is about the lengths adoptive parents go to in their quest to bring their children home. At turns harrowing, heartbreaking, and inspiring, this is a classic story of the triumph of a mother’s love over almost insurmountable odds.

Casting Lots

Autor: Susan Silverman
ISBN: 0306824612
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From activist, speaker, mother of five, and rabbi Susan Silverman (sister of comedian Sarah): a funny, moving, sparkling memoir about home, identity, family, and faith.

Fatal Flight

Autor: Lori Paris
Publisher: Outskirts Press
ISBN: 9781432767082
File Size: 48,39 MB
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Two sociopaths meet by accident and discover they share a vision; greed and revenge. As they join forces, they decide not only who will live and who will die, but how they will profit from it. A revolutionary new jetliner unexpectedly falls from the sky and miraculously, there is one survivor pulled from the wreckage. Little does she know, her nightmare has only just begun. A retired private investigator leads a life many would envy. He lives aboard a boat on a beautiful Caribbean island where he writes successful mysteries, but struggles with his personal relationships. He and his fiancee witness a plane crash that will alter the course of their lives. As a result of the unexplained crash, both the airline and the manufacturer are faced with financial ruin. They join forces with an FBI agent involved in the NTSB investigation, and soon discover there is more involved than just airline safety. "Fatal Flight" is a chilling novel that exposes the dark side of industrial espionage, trafficking of innocents, and the human condition. Boots Beaumont and Frank "Red" Barron reunite to investigate the inexplicable events which threaten the safety and the lives of airline passengers everywhere.

Evil Exchange

Autor: Lori Paris
Publisher: WingSpan Press
ISBN: 1595941355
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"A chilling novel of an adoptee's search for the truth, and a baby selling ring..."--P. [4] of cover.

Rethinking Orphanages For The 21st Century

Autor: Richard B. McKenzie
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 0761914447
File Size: 29,68 MB
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This volume reviews the policy reforms necessary in the United States for children's homes to become reliable solutions for many of the nation's disadvantaged and abused children. The contributors explore a variety of topics including: judicial issues; child maltreatment; the history of children's homes; regulation and funding; and solutions for reform.

Finding Fernanda

Autor: Erin Siegal
Publisher: Beacon Press
ISBN: 0807001430
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A compelling, dramatic narrative of how an American housewife discovered that the Guatemalan child she was about to adopt had been stolen from her birth mother, shedding light on the alarming and growing problem of international adoption fraud. Over the past five years, over 100,000 children were adopted into the United States, 20,000 of whom came from Guatemala. Finding Fernanda, a dramatic true story paired with investigative reporting, tells the side-by-side tales of an American housewife who adopts a two-year-old girl from Guatemala and the birth mother whose two children were stolen from her. Each woman gradually comes to realize her role in what was one of Guatemala's most profitable black-market industries: the buying and selling of children for international adoption. Finding Fernanda is an overdue, unprecedented look at adoption corruption--and a poignant, riveting human story about the power of hope, faith, and determination. From the Hardcover edition.