Coincidence or Divine Intervention

by Michele Fried Years ago, I wrote an article that stemmed from a family conversation about whether things are simply coincidence or fate. I interviewed several clients on the topic and ended up with so much more then I expected. In my field of work, it is one where miracles “seem” to happen. I simply have

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Search: 10 Questions to Ask

By Hollee McGinnis aka Lee Hwa Young As adult adoptees our adoptions did not end the day we were placed in the waiting arms of our adoptive parents. It was only the beginning of our lifelong journey of self-discovery and the very beginning of our adoption journey. Our adoption journeys have not always been clear,

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Listening to Adult Adoptees

by Terra Trevor A Lesson for Adoptive Parents Often it takes place within a discussion on an adoption e-list. Recently it happened again at a breakout session at an adoption conference. My friend Jennifer sits down across from me and begins talking with an adoptive mother. Both Jennifer and the woman’s 11-year-old daughter are adopted

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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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