Affirming the Hurt Adoptee’s Reality

by Gregory C. Keck, PhD The trauma of hurt children who go into adoptive homes is often so dramatic that the adults involved in the situation cannot deal with it. I believe that is why parents and social workers focus too much on what few “positives” there are about hurtful birth parents, and inadvertently minimize

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Adoptive Parent Preparation

Adoptive Parent Prep begins with the realization that moms and dads can proactively plan to help their adopted children transition into the family with a little upfront advice from adoption professionals and experienced parents. Making educated choices about building a family via adoption means investigating the pros and cons of domestic and international adoption, understanding

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A Better Life

by Chris Winston A Meaningful Meeting On November 30, 2002, I was given the wonderful opportunity of meeting Gwang Moon Na in Mokpo, Korea. I had asked to meet a young man who had grown up in a Korean orphanage and was willing to share his story. Gwang Moon did so readily. Gwang Moon and

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