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China's Hidden Children

Abandonment, Adoption, and the Human Costs of the One-Child Policy

by Kay Ann Johnson

<p>In the thirty-five years since China instituted its One-Child Policy, 120,000 children—mostly girls—have left China through international adoption, including 85,000 to the United States.  It’s generally assumed that this diaspora is the ...

ISBN: 9780226352657

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Chocolate bomb

by Francesca Romana Pistoia

<p>During a travel in Romania as a social clown, in October 2006, together with my friends we visited an institute hosting orphaned. The children were more than a hundred and the service staff in total counted no more than six people. In ...

ISBN: 9788827507117

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Coming Apart Together: Fragments from an Adoption

by Emily Hipchen

<p>This memoir tells the story of two teenagers of different classes and ethnic backgrounds who meet by chance, fall in love, find their parents will not allow them to marry, and go off to college only to discover that they are going to have a ...

ISBN: 9781370692156

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Confessions of an Adoptive Parent

Hope and Help from the Trenches of Foster Care and Adoption

by Mike Berry

<p><strong>Know That You Are Not Alone on This Journey</strong></p> <p>Adopting or fostering a child brings its own unique set of challenges only another parent facing the same uphill climb could possibly understand. From parenting children ...

ISBN: 9780736970846

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Confounding the Wise

by Dan Kulp

<p>“Dan and his wife put their money where their mouth is. We don’t need more people talking about Jesus, we need more people BEING Jesus. This book shows what that can look like in real time.”<br />- Brad Stine, “God’s Comic”</p><p>Children ...

ISBN: 9781311229731

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Counting Down

A Memoir of Foster Parenting and Beyond

by Deborah Gold

<p>When Deborah Gold and her husband signed up to foster parent in their rural mountain community, they did not foresee that it would lead to a roller-coaster fifteen years of involvement with a traumatized yet resilient birth family. They fell ...

ISBN: 9780821446188

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Dear Lois

Our Adoption Journey

by Karen Schlindwein & Amalie Bowling

<p>Dear Lois is a unique perspective of an adoption journey told through letters written to birthmothers, by the adoptive parents, as their children were growing up. The perspectives of the birth family, adoptive family, and adopted children ...

ISBN: 9781490875316

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Debating the Eighth

Repeal or Retain?

by Conor O’Riordan

<p>The contentious 1983 Eighth Amendment to the Constitution of Ireland introduced a constitutional prohibition on the provision of abortion within the Irish State. In the decades since, further referendums, court cases and legislation have ...

ISBN: 9781786050519

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Disturbing Adoption: The Collected Pieces

by Gary Coles

DISTURBING ADOPTION: The Collected Pieces is about the impact of adoption separation on mothers and adopted persons, which also includes the rare perspective of the father. In one context, Disturbing Adoption: The Collected Pieces can be ...

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Echoes of Silence: Letters to a Drug Addicted Mother from the Woman Who Took Her Place

by Gwen Miller

<p><br /> Gwen Miller is a woman who is approaching the independence of middle age as the last of her children completes college. Suddenly, faced with the most difficult decision of her life, she is forced to choose between her own freedom and ...

ISBN: 9780990896913

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essential steps to take when social services target your children

by rose ellen bennett

ISBN: 1230001149142

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Expectations: A True Adoption Story

by Tony Bertauski

<p>I write fiction. I make up stories. This is not one of them.</p> <p>This is all true.</p> <p>Some minor details have been altered and names changed, but the story itself is true. At some point, you won’t believe it. Hell, I don’t believe ...

ISBN: 9781386760993

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Exploring Your Unplanned Pregnancy: Single Motherhood, Adoption, and Abortion Questions and Resources

Single Motherhood, Adoption, and Abortion Questions and Resources

by Tyne Traverson

This book asks essential questions about single motherhood, adoption, and abortion to help you carefully think through your decisions about your unplanned pregnancy. Practical information in its resource chapters streamline your search for ...

ISBN: 9781310392719

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Faces of Foster Care

Messages of Hope, Hurt and Truth

by Lisa Aguirre

<p>Faces of Foster Care has heartfelt and frank messages from people around the country who have been involved in some way with foster care. Told like mini memoirs, their inspiring and sometimes heartbreaking stories bring us into their lives ...

ISBN: 9781973634256

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Fall or Fly

The Strangely Hopeful Story of Foster Care and Adoption in Appalachia

by Wendy Welch

<p>Chaos. Frustration. Compassion. Desperation. Hope. These are the five words that author Wendy Welch says best summarize the state of foster care in the coalfields of Appalachia. Her assessment is based on interviews with more than sixty ...

ISBN: 9780821446232

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Filling Her Shoes

A Memoir of an Inherited Family

by Betsy Graziani Fasbinder

<p>• More than 29 million parents are stepparents to their partners’ children; this book is perfect for anyone in a blended family of any kind, whether they’re born to it, marry into it, or are adopted into it. • One in seven Americans lose a ...

ISBN: 9781631521997

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Finding Family: My Search for Roots and the Secrets in My DNA

by Richard Hill

<p>Finding Family: My Search for Roots and the Secrets in My DNA is Richard Hill&apos;s true and intensely personal story of how he pieced together the long-kept secret of his own origins. This highly suspenseful book is a page-turning saga of ...

ISBN: 9781301632589

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Finding Motherhood: An Unexpected Journey

by Jill M Murphy

<p>“My plan was simple. I would get married, have kids, and live happily ever after. However, life doesn’t always follow the path we plan for ourselves.” When Jill Murphy became pregnant at the age of seventeen, she was faced with some difficult

ISBN: 9781311205896

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Finding My Son

by Eric Odell-Hein

<p>An adoptive father offers guidance, empathy, and encouragement to men considering adoption by sharing his journey through disappointment, reluctance, fear, and frustration to the ultimate triumph of finding his son.</p> ...

ISBN: 9781683146155

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Foster Dad

Three Decades of Experience - Joys, Struggles and Insights - Lessons Learned

by Steve Abarta

<p>Steve Abarta and his wife Mariana have been foster parents for more than 30 years in Simi Valley, California. They have been married for over 50 years!</p> <p>Steve was a bit reluctant to become a foster parent in the early stages of their ...

ISBN: 9781644670873

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