Born Broken

Author: Kristin Berry
Publisher: New Leaf Publishing Group
ISBN: 161458589X
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You look into this beautiful child’s eyes and suddenly realize all the love you have to give, all the hopes you had for them can’t change the damage done to them in the womb before they ever had a chance. This is the heartbreaking reality for some adoptive parents as they realize the lifelong consequences of alcohol use during pregnancy. Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Disorder is a leading cause of birth defects and developmental disabilities in the United States. What do you do when the fairy tale family you believed in suddenly seems to be falling apart in the face of this harsh reality? Author Kristin Berry: There is no need to struggle alone or in isolation. Other families know what you are going through. Find strength in not only your faith, but in the community of others who understand your heartache and disappointment, and the desperate need to help these children have a future. Provides an account of real-life struggles and solutions from early childhood to young adulthood Opens a window into their life and family in hopes of encouraging others Reveals understanding, compassionate support for families facing these heart-wrenching challenges.

Honestly Adoption

Author: Mike Berry
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
ISBN: 0736976809
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Discover What Adoption and Foster Care Really Look Like If you are considering adoption or foster care or are already somewhere in this difficult and complicated process, you need trusted information from people who have been where you are. Mike and Kristin Berry have adopted eight children and cared for another 23 kids in their nine-year stint as foster parents. They aren’t just experts. They have experienced every emotional high and low and encountered virtually every situation imaginable as parents. Now, they want to share what they’ve learned with you. Get the answers you need to the following questions, and many more: Should I foster parent or adopt? How do I know? What is the first step in becoming an adoptive or foster parent? What are the benefits of an open versus closed adoption? How and when do I tell my child that he or she is adopted? How do I help my child embrace his or her cultural and racial identity? Honestly Adoption will provide you with practical, down-to-earth advice to make good decisions in your own adoption and foster parenting journey and give you the help and hope you need.

Journey Of The Adopted Self

Author: Betty Jean Lifton
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0786723564
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Betty Jean Lifton, whose Lost and Found has become a bible to adoptees and to those who would understand the adoption experience, explores further the inner world of the adopted person. She breaks new ground as she traces the adopted child's lifelong struggle to form an authentic sense of self. And she shows how both the symbolic and the literal search for roots becomes a crucial part of the journey toward wholeness.

Affirming The Birth Mother S Journey

Author: Trafford Publishing
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
ISBN: 141206788X
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Counselors working with women facing crisis pregnancies have an opportunity to present a positive alternative - open adoption. This book enables CPC counselors to support women throughout the entire adoption process.

Broken Links Enduring Ties

Author: Linda Seligmann
Publisher: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 0804787255
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Family-making in America is in a state of flux—the ways people compose their families is changing, including those who choose to adopt. Broken Links, Enduring Ties is a groundbreaking comparative investigation of transnational and interracial adoptions in America. Linda Seligmann uncovers the impact of these adoptions over the last twenty years on the ideologies and cultural assumptions that Americans hold about families and how they are constituted. Seligmann explores whether or not new kinds of families and communities are emerging as a result of these adoptions, providing a compelling narrative on how adoptive families thrive and struggle to create lasting ties. Seligmann observed and interviewed numerous adoptive parents and children, non-adoptive families, religious figures, teachers and administrators, and adoption brokers. The book uncovers that adoption—once wholly stigmatized—is now often embraced either as a romanticized mission of rescue or, conversely, as simply one among multiple ways to make a family.

Adoption Journeys

Author: Carole S. Turner
Publisher:
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Relates the stories of individuals and couples who have pursued adoptions, revealing the thorny questions and complexities they faced

The Easter Moose

Author: Catherine Marshall
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780985056124
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Catherine Marshall's story reveals the heartbreak and hope of foster parenting.Thirty-eight and newly married, Catherine yearned to be a mother and adoption seemed a viable option. The county's Foster-Adopt Program was affordable, so she and her new husband were confident they could adopt and parent two siblings. But nothing was as it seemed. The birth parents used intimidation and the court system to sabotage the adoption. The social services agency wavered in its support. Even the children, three-year old Jenny and six-year old Robert, were unaware of the ticking time bomb of genetics and early neglect that would detonate in their teens. Would the family survive intact? Would the marriage withstand the stress? Would the children overcome the same afflictions and addictions that had plagued their birth parents?The Easter Moose: One Family's Journey Adopting through Foster Care provides all parents, but particularly those adopting, fostering, or caring for children with challenges, the assurance they are not alone. Social workers, teachers, people who work in the family court system, and anyone who believes in nurture over nature will get a reality check. Ms. Marshall has written a riveting book that details her travails adopting two children. Her book is unique but, unfortunately, the story of her adoption experience is not. Kudos to Ms. Marshall for her relentless determination to defend her new family. --June Mikkelsen, licensed marriage and family therapist specializing in adoptionCatherine Marshall's openhearted and honest account of foster parent adoption is the first authentic report of the truth behind our broken foster care system, which fails young children most in need of parenting. --Bill Baker, former foster parentI was captivated by Catherine Marshall's story. It should be required reading for all prospective parents of foster kids. --Alice Bonner, former foster parent

Broken But Not Beat

Author: Kay Hosford
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1105916200
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Through the eyes of someone else, but feeling as if you're right there. A step into my past, only to feel pain, sorrow, love, and loss. For one moment, time will freeze and allow you a glimpse into my soul and possibly yours; for one moment.

Cultures Of Transnational Adoption

Author: Toby Alice Volkman
Publisher: Duke University Press Books
ISBN:
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During the 1990s, the number of children adopted from poorer countries to the more affluent West grew exponentially. Close to 140,000 transnational adoptions occurred in the United States alone. While in an earlier era, adoption across borders was assumed to be straightforward—a child traveled to a new country and stayed there—by the late twentieth century, adoptees were expected to acquaint themselves with the countries of their birth and explore their multiple identities. Listservs, Web sites, and organizations creating international communities of adoptive parents and adoptees proliferated. With contributors including several adoptive parents, this unique collection looks at how transnational adoption creates and transforms cultures. The cultural experiences considered in this volume raise important questions about race and nation; about kinship, biology, and belonging; and about the politics of the sending and receiving nations. Several essayists explore the images and narratives related to transnational adoption. Others examine the recent preoccupation with “roots” and “birth cultures.” They describe a trip during which a group of Chilean adoptees and their Swedish parents traveled “home” to Chile, the “culture camps” attended by thousands of young-adult Korean adoptees whom South Korea is now eager to reclaim as “overseas Koreans,” and adopted children from China and their North American parents grappling with the question of what “Chinese” or “Chinese American” identity might mean. Essays on Korean birth mothers, Chinese parents who adopt children within China, and the circulation of children in Brazilian families reveal the complexities surrounding adoption within the so-called sending countries. Together, the contributors trace the new geographies of kinship and belonging created by transnational adoption. Contributors. Lisa Cartwright, Claudia Fonseca, Elizabeth Alice Honig, Kay Johnson, Laurel Kendall, Eleana Kim, Toby Alice Volkman, Barbara Yngvesson

Transnational Adoption

Author: Toby Alice Volkman
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780822365778
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The experiences in this volume consider how trans-national adoption creates and transforms cultures, in the light of the vast increase in their number.