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Adoption healing

Adoption healing Author Joe Soll
ISBN-10 CORNELL:31924089468585
Release 2003-09
Pages 193
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A unique book describing the coersion of pregnant women to surrender their babies to adoption, the personal holocaust suffered by them, and strategies for healing

Exploring the Spirit of Adoption

Exploring the Spirit of Adoption Author Dennis Nice
ISBN-10 0977861430
Release 2006-10-01
Pages 96
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Exploring the Spirit of Adoption has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Exploring the Spirit of Adoption also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Exploring the Spirit of Adoption book for free.

Journal of Korean Adoption Studies

Journal of Korean Adoption Studies Author Global Overseas Adoptees' Link
ISBN-10 9781617929120
Release 2010-04-01
Pages 233
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Editor's note by Kim Su Rasmussen The root cause of contemporary transnational adoption from Korea is the lack of a proper social welfare system. A recent report from OECD shows that the OECD-30 countries in average spend 20,6% of GDP on social welfare benefits (Adema & Ladaique 2009). A host of European nations including Sweden, France, Austria, Denmark, Germany, Belgium, Finland and Italy spend more than 25% of GDP on social welfare. USA, which is not exactly known to be a welfare state, spends 15,9% of GDP on social welfare benefits, while Japan sits comfortably at 18,6%. In comparison, Korea spends 6,9% of GDP on social welfare benefits, which is the lowest percentage of all the OECD-30 countries. The only proper way to address the problems of transnational adoption from Korea is to increase public spending on social welfare benefits. Other solutions, including promotion of domestic adoption, are merely short-term measures that fail to acknowledge the fundamental causes of the phenomenon. However, the question of increasing public spending on social welfare was carefully avoided at the series of recent public hearings on the proposed revisions of the current adoption laws in Korea. Several of the panelists, none of whom were adoptees or birthparents, argued for the continuation of the current adoption system with slight modifications, while others seemed genuinely uncertain about their own role in the process of revising the current laws. Among the audience, however, it seemed clear that the proposed revisions of the current adoption laws in Korea had but one purpose: to formally enable Korea to ratify the Hague Convention on the Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Inter-Country Adoption (Hague Adoption Convention) and thereby save the Korean government from embarassing international criticism. In many ways, the public hearings illustrate the alienation that many adoptees experience when returning to Korea. Adoption is discussed by a number of so-called experts without first hand experience, while the adoptees and the birth families are silent spectators to their own destiny. The second issue of Journal of Korean Adoption Studies is loosely focused on alienation as an important, yet undertheorized component of transnational adoption. Alienation—both racial alienation in the West and cultural alienation in Korea—is one of the recurrent themes in Korean adoptee literature. As an effect of rigid assimilation into social envi-ronments that are predominantly white, many transracial adoptees have developed a racial identity best described as internalized whiteness. Crystal Lee Hyun Joo Chappell, a Korean-American adoptee who grew up in Michigan, describes the phenomenon: “I have Korean friends now who used to stand in front of the mirror and try to make their eyes bigger and rounder, or wore blond wigs or even dyed their hair blond. Ridiculous things like that. My way of dealing with it was to not look in the mirror much, I guess because I knew I wouldn’t like what I saw.” (Chappell 2000) In similar fashion, Kimberly Hee Stock writes, “I had been angry all of my life because I was an odd construction of a person: a Korean-looking girl on the outside, a Caucasian-sounding girl on the inside. I didn’t know who I was, and I was having a hard time accepting the parts I did know about myself.” (Stock 2007) These statements, while far from being exhaustive, indicate that transnational transracial adoptees are subject to extremely rigid patterns of identity formation that often result in racial alienation. The notion of alienation, however, is not simply descriptive. It implies a future-oriented perspective leading to de-alienation. The process of de-alienation involves not only an intellectual effort to analyze and understand the root causes of the alienated situation, it also implies a practical effort to change the concrete situation. Theoretically, the notion of alienation enables us to synthesize a number of seemingly separate issues such as experiences of racialization in the West, the right to access adoption records, and the efforts to strengthen the unity of the transnational adoptee community. The most important perspective, however, might be to establish a clear link between a shared experience of alienation and the need to overcome alienation. How is adoptee de-alienation possible? What will de-alienation of the adoptee community imply? What are the specific strategies needed to achieve adoptee de-alienation on an individual as well as a collective level? These are some of the important questions that will continue to shape the transnational adoptee communities in the future.

Adoption and Healing

Adoption and Healing Author
ISBN-10 0473047330
Release 1997
Pages 350
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Adoption and Healing has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Adoption and Healing also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Adoption and Healing book for free.

The Politics of Adoption

The Politics of Adoption Author Kerry O'Halloran
ISBN-10 9789401797771
Release 2015-04-29
Pages 854
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This book explains, compares and evaluates the social and legal functions of adoption within a range of selected jurisdictions and on an international basis. It updates and extends the second edition published by Springer in 2009. From a standpoint of the development of adoption in England & Wales and the changes currently taking place there, it considers the process as it has evolved in other countries. It identifies themes of commonality and difference in the experience of adoption in a common law context as compared and contrasted with that of other countries. It looks at adoption in France, Sweden and other civil law countries, as well as Japan and elsewhere in Asia, including a focus on Islamic adoption. It examines the experience of indigenous people in New Zealand and Australia, contrasting the highly regulated legal process of modern western society with the traditional practice of indigenous communities such as the Maori. A new chapter studies adoption in China. The book uses the international Conventions and associated ECtHR case law to benchmark developments in national law, policy and practice and to facilitate a cross-cultural comparative analysis.

Adopted Women and Biological Fathers

Adopted Women and Biological Fathers Author Elizabeth Hughes
ISBN-10 9781315536361
Release 2017-03-01
Pages 175
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Adopted Women and Biological Fathers offers a critical and deconstructive challenge to the dominant notions of adoptive identity. The author explores adoptive women’s experiences of meeting their biological fathers and reflects on personal narratives to give an authoritative overview of both the field of adoption and the specific history of adoption reunion. This book takes as its focus the narratives of 14 adopted women, as well as the partly fictionalised story of the author and examines their experiences of birth father reunion in an attempt to dissect the ways in which we understand adoptive female subjectivity through a psychosocial lens. Opening a space for thinking about the role of the discursively neglected biological father, this book exposes the enigmatic dimensions of this figure and how telling the relational story of 'reconciliation' might be used to complicate wider categories of subjective completeness, belonging, and truth. This book attempts to subvert the culturally normative unifying system of the mother-child bond, and prompts the reader to think about what the biological father might represent and how his role in relation to adoptive female subjects may be understood. This book will be essential reading for those in critical psychology, gender studies, narrative work, sociology and psychosocial studies, as well as appealing to anyone interested in adoption issues and female subjectivity.

Kinship by Design

Kinship by Design Author Ellen Herman
ISBN-10 9780226328072
Release 2009-08-01
Pages 368
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What constitutes a family? Tracing the dramatic evolution of Americans’ answer to this question over the past century, Kinship by Design provides the fullest account to date of modern adoption’s history. Beginning in the early 1900s, when children were still transferred between households by a variety of unregulated private arrangements, Ellen Herman details efforts by the U.S. Children’s Bureau and the Child Welfare League of America to establish adoption standards in law and practice. She goes on to trace Americans’ shifting ideas about matching children with physically or intellectually similar parents, revealing how research in developmental science and technology shaped adoption as it navigated the nature-nurture debate. Concluding with an insightful analysis of the revolution that ushered in special needs, transracial, and international adoptions, Kinship by Design ultimately situates the practice as both a different way to make a family and a universal story about love, loss, identity, and belonging. In doing so, this volume provides a new vantage point from which to view twentieth-century America, revealing as much about social welfare, statecraft, and science as it does about childhood, family, and private life.

Healing for Adults Who Grew Up in Adoption or Foster Care

Healing for Adults Who Grew Up in Adoption or Foster Care Author Renee Wolfs
ISBN-10 9780857009883
Release 2015-03-21
Pages 160
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Positive and practical, this guide is designed to offer a route to recovery from grief and loss after adoption or long-term foster care. Children growing up in adoptive families or foster care often have complicated feelings about the loss of their birth parents - feelings which become all the more complex as they gain independence and become young adults, and which can endure throughout their lives. Common life events such as entering new relationships, building a family or losing a loved one can give rise to difficult questions about their own childhood and identity. In this book, Renée Wolfs provides an accessible explanation of the feelings of loss and grief commonly experienced by adults who grew up in adoptive families or foster care, and how debilitating they can be. She provides grounded advice and strategies to aid recovery and provides the reader with a useful tool: The Circle of Connecting. The Circle provides strategies for healing from loss, spanning all seven elements of your life: your body, mind, heart, environment, past, present and future. This book is essential reading for older teens and adults who need help in addressing feelings of grief and loss, as well as those who support them including adoptive and foster parents, social workers, counsellors and therapists.

Healing the Adoption Experience

Healing the Adoption Experience Author Nancy Parkhill
ISBN-10 1594530807
Release 2004-01-01
Pages 145
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Finally a book about adoption that has proven techniques for improving the life of the Adult Adoptee. It helps you to remove the shame connected with being adopted; the grief that is on a cellular level can finally be dealth with!This book tells the story of the early life of Peggy Barnes, and moves the adopted child through leaving the orphanage to life with her adoptive parents, where she was renamed Nancy Parkhill. This book is written for the Adult Adoptee, the Therapist that works with adult adotpees, the adoptive family, and the birth mother.The exercises presented help the Adoptee reach closer concerning her Adoption Experience so that she is no longer carrying the shame of being adopted

Redemptive Reunion

Redemptive Reunion Author Geena C. Weisermann
ISBN-10 9781682224618
Release 2015-11-02
Pages 234
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If you are looking for a story of adoption and reunion with a tidy, technicolor ending, then I wish you luck on your continued search. Such an ending will not be found within the complicated pages of my story, though there were times on my journey with my family where I wish this could have been the case. What you will discover, if you decide to take a chance and decide to read my striking saga, are adoptive and biological families who struggled with balancing selfishness and selflessness, interpersonal growth with frightening risks, and encouraging hopes with discouraging heartbreak. You will also see how raw human elements of concerned friends and providers comes into play in a unique and offbeat way (poet-and-did-not-know-it glibness syndrome unintentional here). The process of my biological mother giving me up for adoption and our subsequent reunion process was bittersweet. It was not only bittersweet for my biological mother and me, but also for my adoptive parents and the rest of our families. Nobody in the family wanted to forge sweetness with artificial sweetener, so we had to take everything day by day. One reader may have put described it best after reading a summary of our journey when she wrote: "you made lemons out of lemonade." You will also experience a story, as the title suggests, redemption born out of grace. You do not need to be searching for a story about adoption or reunions in order to realize parallels in your own life within the challenges and celebrations featured in this true tale. Those seeking spiritual inspiration in a humorous, quirky tale may find it within my story, as they ascribe to the underlying message contained within: all of us need to learn how to be last in our own right so we can be first in providing the one thing that matters most in our lives: self-giving love.


Adoption Author Randolph W. Severson
ISBN-10 188085600X
Release 1991-01-01
Pages 140
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Restorative Grief

Restorative Grief Author Cynthia Christensen
ISBN-10 0692453164
Release 2015-09-03
Pages 144
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Birth mother grief is a type of grief many don't know at all, yet some know all too well. The author, Cynthia Christensen, trudged through her own grief after the adoption of her son, Joshua. Being a private person, she did not want to do one-on-one counseling so she decided to travel the path with only one counselor -- Jesus. Walking alongside Jesus proved to be not only healing, but restorative and life changing. While counseling at an adoption agency and talking with others whose lives have been touched by adoption, Cynthia recognized that many post adoption birth mothers, birth fathers and family member never fully recovered from the grief of adoption. Restorative Grief is a Bible study written for the sole purpose of restoring broken hearts and shattered lives, by dealing with the pain of separation that follows the extremely emotional events leading up to the relinquishment of a child. Through her willingness to share the emotional and physical struggles she faced, Cynthia has used her experience to provide a step-by-step recovery process that will help lead the reader to a full recovery of mind, body, and soul through the healing power and love of Jesus Christ. Restorative Grief should leave its readers ready to rise up from the ashes and stand tall as Daughters of A King!

Healing Parents

Healing Parents Author Michael Orlans
ISBN-10 9781587600968
Release 2006
Pages 304
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"This connection is basic to very aspect of a child's development affecting emotional and social development as well as the way the brain develops.Unfortunately, insecure attachment and attachment disorders are more common than we realize. Healing Parents gives parents/caregivers the information, tools, support, self-awareness, and hope they need to help a wounded child heal emotional wounds and improve behaviorally, socially, and morally. This book is a toolbox filled with practical strategies and research that helps parents/caregivers understand their child, learn to respond in a constructive way, and create a healthy environment. Parents/caregivers will learn to develop their child's positive beliefs and establish trust by emphasizing respect, providing appropriate limits, consistent structure, and being a positive role model. Based on 60 years of combined experience doing therapy, teaching, consulting, and research related to children and families, Michael Orlans, M.A. and , Ph.D. have created a guide designed to provide parents/caregivers of wounded children the information and skills necessary to create a healing environment."

The Connected Child Bring Hope and Healing to Your Adoptive Family

The Connected Child  Bring Hope and Healing to Your Adoptive Family Author Karyn Purvis
ISBN-10 0071509267
Release 2007-03-16
Pages 288
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"An extremely useful parenting handbook... truly outstanding ... strongly recommended." --Library Journal (starred review) "A tremendous resource for parents and professionals alike." --Thomas Atwood, president and CEO, National Council for Adoption The adoption of a child is always a joyous moment in the life of a family. Some adoptions, though, present unique challenges. Welcoming these children into your family--and addressing their special needs--requires care, consideration, and compassion. Written by two research psychologists specializing in adoption and attachment, The Connected Child will help you: Build bonds of affection and trust with your adopted child Effectively deal with any learning or behavioral disorders Discipline your child with love without making him or her feel threatened "A must-read not only for adoptive parents, but for all families striving to correct and connect with their children." --Carol S. Kranowitz, author of The Out-of-Sync Child "Drs. Purvis and Cross have thrown a life preserver not only to those just entering uncharted waters, but also to those struggling to stay afloat." --Kathleen E. Morris, editor of S. I. Focus magazine "Truly an exceptional, innovative work . . . compassionate, accessible, and founded on a breadth of scientific knowledge and clinical expertise." --Susan Livingston Smith, program director, Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute "The Connected Child is the literary equivalent of an airline oxygen mask and instructions: place the mask over your own face first, then over the nose of your child. This book first assists the parent, saying, in effect, 'Calm down, you're not the first mom or dad in the world to face this hurdle, breathe deeply, then follow these simple steps.' The sense of not facing these issues alone--the relief that your child's behavior is not off the charts--is hugely comforting. Other children have behaved this way; other parents have responded thusly; welcome to the community of therapeutic and joyful adoptive families." --Melissa Fay Greene, author of There is No Me Without You: One Woman's Odyssey to Rescue Africa's Children

Adoption Therapy

Adoption Therapy Author Laura Dennis
ISBN-10 098561689X
Release 2014-10-01
Pages 228
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Addresses a variety of potential psychological and physiological concerns, for adoptees, adoptive parents, first families, and mental health professionals. Provides insight, advice, and personal stories which highlight the specific nature of the adoptee experience.

Children of Healing

Children of Healing Author Karrie Ann Manning
ISBN-10 1946106011
Release 2016-10-31
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Biographical account by the author about miracle baby born to her and her husband.

Religions as Brands

Religions as Brands Author Dr Joerg Stolz
ISBN-10 9781409467557
Release 2014-01-14
Pages 276
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During the twentieth century, religion has gone on the market place. Churches and religious groups are forced to 'sell god' in order to be attractive to 'religious consumers'. More and more, religions are seen as 'brands' that have to be recognizable to their members and the general public. This interdisciplinary book treats new developments in three fields that have hitherto evolved rather independently: (1) the commoditization of religion, (2) the link between religion and consumer behaviour, and (3) the economics of religion.