Finding Our Place

Author: 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

Author: Katie Naftzger
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1784502448
Size: 18.38 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.

Castaway Kid

Author: R. B. Mitchell
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
ISBN: 9781604827880
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Abandoned by his parents when he was just three years old, Rob Mitchell began his journey as one of the last “lifers” in an American orphanage. As Rob’s loneliness and rage grew, his hope shrank. Would he ever find a real family or a place to call home? Heartbreaking, heartwarming, and ultimately triumphant, this true story shows how, with faith, every person can leave the past behind and forge healthier, happier relationships. Now, Rob’s story has been turned into a compelling audiobook narrated by Paul Rothery. Listeners will be encouraged to find hope in every situation as they follow Rob through his life journey.

Decoding Our Origins

Author: 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.

Fatal Flight

Author: Lori Paris
Publisher: Outskirts Press
ISBN: 9781432767082
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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.

Rethinking Orphanages For The 21st Century

Author: Richard B. McKenzie
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 0761914447
Size: 46.48 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.

Evil Exchange

Author: Lori Paris
Publisher: WingSpan Press
ISBN: 1595941355
Size: 23.88 MB
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"A chilling novel of an adoptee's search for the truth, and a baby selling ring..."--P. [4] of cover.

Abandoned To The State

Author: Kathleen Hunt
Publisher: Human Rights Watch
ISBN: 1564321916
Size: 70.45 MB
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Adoption Nation

Author: Adam Pertman
Publisher: Harvard Common Press
ISBN: 1558327169
Size: 70.75 MB
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In this revised edition of Adam Pertman's award-winning book, first published in 2000, readers will find updated information on every aspect of adoption and its changing role in American society. Pertman, a Pulitzer Prize-nominated journalist and father of two adopted children, offers an unflinching study of adoption policy and processes.

Elliot

Author: Julie Pearson
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781927485859
Size: 33.47 MB
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Elliot's parents love him very much, but all is not well. When he cries, they do not understand why. When he yells, they do not know what to do. When he misbehaves, they do not know how to react. One day a social worker named Thomas comes to visit, and Elliot's world turns upside-down. Manon Gauthier's soft collage illustrations feature approachable rabbit characters, while Julie Pearson's soothing, repetitive text guides Elliot gently through the foster child system. The new families that care for the little boy are kind, but everything is strange and new, and the sudden changes make him want to cry and yell AND misbehave. Then, when it becomes clear that Elliot's parents will never be able to take him back, Thomas sets out to find Elliot one last home - a forever, forever home with a family that will love and care for him no matter what.