Born Broken

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ISBN: 9781614585893
Release Date: 2017-04-15
Number of pages: 160
Author: Kristin Berry
Publisher: New Leaf Publishing Group

Download and read online Born Broken in PDF and EPUB 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.

Journey Of The Adopted Self

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ISBN: 9780786723560
Release Date: 2008-08-04
Number of pages: 336
Author: Betty Jean Lifton
Publisher: Hachette UK

Download and read online Journey Of The Adopted Self in PDF and EPUB 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.

The Yes Effect

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ISBN: 9780802495822
Release Date: 2017-09-05
Number of pages: 224
Author: Luis Bush
Publisher: Moody Publishers

Download and read online The Yes Effect in PDF and EPUB From the missions strategist behind ‘The 10/40 Window’ In 1990, Luis Bush helped change modern missions by introducing the concept of the 10/40 window, a geographic region where large, dense populations of people suffered severe poverty and limited access to the gospel—essentially shining a light on the world’s greatest need. Now, after decades spent serving in global missions mobilization, Luis has a unique perspective on what God is doing around the world. Though statistics and maps can be a great place to start, The Yes Effect reveals that true transformation begins when we restart our hearts—getting in sync with God’s tenderness toward the oppressed and regaining compassion for the lost. In The Yes Effect, Dr. Bush shares his own story as well as inspiring stories of individuals and organizations around the world whose acts of love and justice are bringing hope and transformation in places of misery and immobility. From the orphans weeping in Bihar, India, to garbage collectors in Cairo, Egypt—from the single mom trying to find a way to feed her family as a Syrian refugee, to the Church cowering under government control—God is at work in surprising places. And this transformation is sparked when ordinary people say yes to God, igniting an ongoing global chain reaction that sees glimpses God’s kingdom springing up all over the world. Ultimately, The Yes Effect will give you an encouraging window into worldwide efforts to spread the gospel, and it will inspire you to give God your “yes”—and like so many others before you, become part of God’s global story of transformation.


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ISBN: 9783843709705
Release Date: 2014-10-10
Number of pages: 304
Author: Saroo Brierley
Publisher: Ullstein eBooks

Download and read online LION in PDF and EPUB Es ist ein Tag wie jeder andere im Leben des fünfjährigen Saroo: Auf dem Bahnhof einer indischen Kleinstadt sucht er nach Münzen und Essensresten. Schließlich schläft er vor Erschöpfung in einem wartenden Zug ein. Der fährt den kleinen Jungen ans andere Ende von Indien, nach Kalkutta. Völlig alleine an einem der gefährlichsten Orte der Welt schlägt er sich wochenlang auf der Straße durch, landet im Waisenhaus und gelangt so zu den Brierleys, die Saroo ein neues Zuhause in Australien schenken. Fünfundzwanzig Jahre später macht sich Saroo mit Hilfe von Google Earth auf die Suche nach seiner leiblichen Familie. Am Bildschirm fährt er Nacht für Nacht das Zugnetz von Indien ab. Das Unglaubliche passiert: Er findet ein Dorf, das dem Bild in seiner Erinnerung entspricht – und macht sich auf den Weg ...

Affirming the Birth Mother s Journey

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ISBN: 9781412067881
Release Date: 2006-02
Number of pages: 206
Author: Trafford Publishing
Publisher: Trafford Publishing

Download and read online Affirming the Birth Mother s Journey in PDF and EPUB 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

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ISBN: 9780804787253
Release Date: 2013-10-02
Number of pages: 344
Author: Linda Seligmann
Publisher: Stanford University Press

Download and read online Broken Links Enduring Ties in PDF and EPUB 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.

The Cruelest Con

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ISBN: 9780595797080
Release Date: 2005-04-28
Number of pages: 162
Author: Kelly Kiser-Mostrom
Publisher: iUniverse

Download and read online The Cruelest Con in PDF and EPUB The Cruelest Con "is a unique book in many ways: it is deeply personal, emotionally powerful, and contains important lessons for everyone in the adoption community. We all should read it and learn from it ? so that adoption can truly be the rewarding, ethical process that it should be."-Adam Pertman, author of Adoption Nation and executive director of the Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute. For nearly three years, author Kelly Kiser-Mostrom endured the nightmare of an adoption scam. Through her heart-wrenching personal journey in The Cruelest Con, Kiser-Mostrom focuses on the changing and often frightening world of adoption. She exposes the treachery behind adoption facilitator Sonya Furlow who exploited and defrauded forty-four adoptive parents of over $215,000, shattering their most basic dream in life-to have a family. Kiser-Mostrom points out the chilling truth about adoption laws in the United States. Facilitators are unregulated, and laws vary from state to state, leaving the adoption world wide open for many kinds of criminal activities and baby buying. Through Kiser-Mostrom's personal testament, you'll be able to form a foundation for a positive adoption journey. Kiser-Mostrom focuses on these key points: · Detect red flags when dealing with an intermediary · Learn how to cope with grief as a victim of adoption fraud · Learn how and when to report suspected fraud · Follow guidelines to obtain an adoption professional · Find adoption resources · Gain a new perspective on the positives and negatives of adoption Don't let fraud and deception destroy your adoption dreams. Let The Cruelest Con guide you through the adoption process.

Cultures of Transnational Adoption

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ISBN: 9780822386926
Release Date: 2005-05-20
Number of pages: 243
Author: Toby Alice Volkman
Publisher: Duke University Press

Download and read online Cultures of Transnational Adoption in PDF and EPUB 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

Alle meine Kinder

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ISBN: 9783641012656
Release Date: 2009-01-26
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Author: Melissa Fay Greene
Publisher: Blanvalet Verlag

Download and read online Alle meine Kinder in PDF and EPUB Die aufrüttelnde und bewegende Geschichte einer Frau, die Afrikas Waisenkindern eine Zukunft gibt. Allein 12 Millionen Kinder von AIDS-Opfern leben elternlos südlich der Sahara. Die Äthiopierin Haregewoin Teferra bietet Hunderten von ihnen Zuflucht und Hoffnung in der Ausweglosigkeit. Melissa Fay Greene hat ihre Lebensgeschichte aufgeschrieben, die eindringlich beweist, dass man als Einzelner unermesslich viel bewirken kann. Haregewoin Teferra ist zur Stimme einer afrikanischen Katastrophe geworden, die von der Welt weitgehend ignoriert wird: Waisenkinder, die ihre Angehörigen durch AIDS verloren haben – die Ausgestoßenen der Gesellschaft Afrikas, von denen es nach Schätzungen der UN in drei Jahren allein südlich der Sahara bereits 50 Millionen geben wird. Nach dem Verlust ihres Mannes und ihrer Tochter wurde Haregewoin gebeten, sich um ein 15-jähriges Waisenmädchen zu kümmern. Aus dem Zufluchtsort für ein einzelnes Kind wurde schnell ein Waisenhaus, das den Strom der Neuankömmlinge kaum mehr fassen konnte. Mit Hilfe einer Adoptionsagentur gelang es Haregewoin, viele ihrer Schutzbefohlenen nach Europa oder in die USA zu vermitteln und ihnen eine Zukunft zu verschaffen. Aber Adoption, sagt Melissa Fay Greene, die den Lebensweg der mutigen Äthiopierin mit dem großen Herzen aufgeschrieben und selbst zwei äthiopische Kinder adoptiert hat, ist nicht die Lösung der Probleme Afrikas. Die westliche Welt muss die Mittel und die Medizin bereitstellen, damit eine ganze Generation überleben kann.

The Adoptive Parent Toolbox

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ISBN: 9781483444888
Release Date: 2016-03-15
Number of pages:
Author: Mike Berry
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

Download and read online The Adoptive Parent Toolbox in PDF and EPUB Sharing insights and real-life stories from the adoption journey, The Adoptive Parent Toolbox is designed to be a guide to any stage of the journey, whether you are thinking about adoption, just starting the process, or thinking about starting all over again. Each chapter delivers real-life perspectives from the Berry’s 14-year journey as well as the advice and wisdom of hundreds of other families who have adopted both internationally and domestically. Everything from what to expect when you first begin the process, to handling difficult adoptions, the different costs involved, to post adoption advice when it comes to trauma or attachment issues. The Adoptive Parent Toolbox is a comprehensive guide to just about any aspect on the adoption journey.


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ISBN: 9783641214531
Release Date: 2017-10-02
Number of pages: 464
Author: Mary Shelley
Publisher: Manesse Verlag

Download and read online Frankenstein in PDF and EPUB «Eine der großen moralischen Erzählungen der europäischen Literatur.» (Jürgen Kaube, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung) Die Faszination des Frankenstein-Mythos ist bis heute ungebrochen. Mary Shelleys spannendes Meisterwerk lotet die Grenzen unserer Fantasie aus und erweckt einen ewigen Traum zum Leben: den Traum von der Erschaffung eines menschenähnlichen Wesens. Nach Jahren des Experimentierens ist es dem ehrgeizigen Forscher Victor Frankenstein gelungen, aus toter Materie einen künstlichen Menschen zu erschaffen. Doch das Ergebnis seiner alchemistischen Versuche erschüttert ihn bis ins Mark. Entsetzt überlässt er das Wesen seinem Schicksal. Dessen verzweifelte Suche nach Nähe und Akzeptanz endet in Chaos und Verwüstung. Als das Wesen nach und nach Rache an Frankensteins Familie nimmt, beschließt dieser, seine Kreatur zu jagen und zu töten... Das Erstlingswerk einer 19-Jährigen entstand als Gruselgeschichte zum Vorlesen im Freundeskreis. Der jungen Mary Shelley gelang einer der berühmtesten Romane der Weltliteratur, der seit nunmehr 200 Jahren und auch heute noch gültige Fragen zur Verantwortung des Menschen über seine Schöpfung stellt. Zum Jubiläumsjahr veröffentlichen wir eine Übersetzung der Urfassung von 1818.

Fat City

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ISBN: 9783841212856
Release Date: 2017-04-11
Number of pages: 208
Author: Leonard Gardner
Publisher: Aufbau Digital

Download and read online Fat City in PDF and EPUB »Fat City hat mich mehr bewegt als die gesamte Gegenwartsliteratur der letzten Jahre.« Joan Didion Stockton, Kalifornien, 50er Jahre. Im Lido-Box-Gym treffen Ernie Munger und Billy Tully aufeinander. Ernie steht am Anfang seiner Karriere, ist voller Hoffnungen. Billy ist am Ende, will es noch einmal wissen. Ihr Trainer, Ruben Luna, hat schon alles gesehen, er weiß, dass es im Boxen kaum etwas zu holen gibt. Zwischen verlausten Hotelbetten und Pfirsichernte, zwischen Boxring und dunklen Bars, der großen Liebe und der leidlichen Bettgesellschaft, zwischen Hoffnung und Verzweiflung beginnt und vergeht das Leben von Ernie, Billy und Ruben. »Fat City« zählt zu den großen Klassikern der amerikanischen Literatur, der Roman ist das Gegenstück zu Rocky und Co. Keine Heldengeschichte, sondern eine Verbeugung vor dem letzten Willen, der erst erwacht, wenn alle Hoffnung unter den Tisch getrunken ist. Eine Liebeserklärung an eine Zeit, in der man von der Hand in den Mund lebte, aus eigener Kraft alles erreichen und alles zerstören konnte. Gregor Hens gelingt es mit seiner Neuübersetzung meisterhaft, dem einzigartigen Californian-Working-Class-Sound, dem trotzigen Humor und der feinen Melancholie eine deutsche Stimme zu verleihen. »Laufen, kämpfen, lieben, Unkraut jäten oder Obsternte – die Protagonisten des Romans halten niemals inne, nur um nicht von ihrem Verhängnis eingeholt zu werden. Gardner erzählt das so überzeugend, dass wir uns nur an ihre Taten erinnern, nicht an ihre Niederlagen.« The New York Review of Books


Filename: adoption-joys.pdf
ISBN: 1449712916
Release Date: 2011-03-04
Number of pages: 144
Author: Doris Howe
Publisher: WestBow Press

Download and read online ADOPTION JOYS in PDF and EPUB The softer side of the abortion debate ... In contrast to the front line war of words that emanate with most protest views, Doris takes us behind the scenes into real life drama. The stories contained in this book will make you smile, cry, and find a place in your heart for hurting people that are usually blurred out of the media headlines. As a Pastor, I appreciate the caring way she approaches the issues and the caring hands that she reaches out with to touch hurting hearts. Pastor Rudy Bond New Life Worship Center, Tyler, Texas Doris has gathered a treasury of hope and joy surrounding the adoption process, including Scriptural encouragement and honesty about the fears and challenges involved. This book is a testament to the hand of God with even the least of these. Sara Maynard is a Texas attorney, specializing in representing children. She is Board Certified in Juvenile Law. ADOPTION JOYS, THEY EXPECTED A MIRACLE, explains God’s plan for unplanned pregnancies through moving testimonies of families who have experienced the joy of adoption. As the mother of two adopted children and one adopted grandson, I found myself rejoicing with the families through their stories. This book will be an effective tool to encourage couples to consider adopting children to complete their family. Birth parents will also understand the joy their baby will bring to the adoptive couple; and, perhaps, cause them to consider releasing their baby for adoption. God patterned adoption by adopting us into His family through His Son Jesus Çhrist. May this book challenge birth and adoptive parents to allow children to experience God’s unconditional love through the gift of adoption. Judith E. Shalllcross, Retired Christian School principal.

The Parenting Journey

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ISBN: 0275979032
Release Date: 2004
Number of pages: 335
Author: Gregory K. Moffatt
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

Download and read online The Parenting Journey in PDF and EPUB Provides prospective parents with a guide for child rearing by examining the cognitive, emotional, and physical development stages of childhood.

Broken Glass

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ISBN: 0826339972
Release Date: 2006
Number of pages: 204
Author: Robert V. Hine
Publisher: UNM Press

Download and read online Broken Glass in PDF and EPUB The story of a father's relationship with his daughter and her struggles with mental illness.