Born Broken

Born Broken Author Kristin Berry
ISBN-10 9781614585893
Release 2017-04-15
Pages 160
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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

Journey Of The Adopted Self Author Betty Jean Lifton
ISBN-10 9780786723560
Release 2008-08-04
Pages 336
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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.



LION

LION Author Saroo Brierley
ISBN-10 9783843709705
Release 2014-10-10
Pages 304
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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 ...



The Yes Effect

The Yes Effect Author Luis Bush
ISBN-10 9780802495822
Release 2017-09-05
Pages 224
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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.



Affirming the Birth Mother s Journey

Affirming the Birth Mother s Journey Author Trafford Publishing
ISBN-10 9781412067881
Release 2006-02
Pages 206
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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

Broken Links  Enduring Ties Author Linda Seligmann
ISBN-10 9780804787253
Release 2013-10-02
Pages 344
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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

The Cruelest Con Author Kelly Kiser-Mostrom
ISBN-10 9780595797080
Release 2005-04-28
Pages 162
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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.



Frankenstein

Frankenstein Author Mary Shelley
ISBN-10 9783741299742
Release 2016-09-02
Pages 241
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Mary Shelley hat mit ihrem Schauerroman „Frankenstein“ bereits vielen Generationen von Lesern das Gruseln gelehrt. Sie erzählt die Lebensgeschichte von Victor Frankenstein und seiner Erschaffung eines Monsters. Bis heute versuchen Wissenschaftler, künstliches Leben zu entwickeln. Ein aktuelles Thema: der Konflikt zwischen dem Machbarkeitswahn und der Menschlichkeit. Der Text in diesem historischen Roman wurde vorsichtig an die aktuelle Rechtschreibung angepasst.



Cultures of Transnational Adoption

Cultures of Transnational Adoption Author Toby Alice Volkman
ISBN-10 9780822386926
Release 2005-05-20
Pages 243
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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

 Alle meine Kinder Author Melissa Fay Greene
ISBN-10 9783641012656
Release 2009-01-26
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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

The Adoptive Parent Toolbox Author Mike Berry
ISBN-10 9781483444888
Release 2016-03-15
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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.



Fat City

Fat City Author Leonard Gardner
ISBN-10 9783841212856
Release 2017-04-11
Pages 208
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»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



ADOPTION JOYS

ADOPTION JOYS Author Doris Howe
ISBN-10 1449712916
Release 2011-03-04
Pages 144
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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

The Parenting Journey Author Gregory K. Moffatt
ISBN-10 0275979032
Release 2004
Pages 335
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Provides prospective parents with a guide for child rearing by examining the cognitive, emotional, and physical development stages of childhood.



Broken Glass

Broken Glass Author Robert V. Hine
ISBN-10 0826339972
Release 2006
Pages 204
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The story of a father's relationship with his daughter and her struggles with mental illness.



The Lost Daughters of China

The Lost Daughters of China Author Karin Evans
ISBN-10 9781440637551
Release 2008-10-02
Pages 400
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In 1997 journalist Karin Evans walked into an orphanage in southern China and met her new daughter, a beautiful one-year-old baby girl. In this fateful moment Evans became part of a profound, increasingly common human drama that links abandoned Chinese girls with foreigners who have traveled many miles to complete their families. At once a compelling personal narrative and an evocative portrait of contemporary China, The Lost Daughters of China has also served as an invaluable guide for thousands of readers as they navigated the process of adopting from China. However, much has changed in terms of the Chinese government?s policies on adoption since this book was originally published and in this revised and updated edition Evans addresses these developments. Also new to this edition is a riveting chapter in which she describes her return to China in 2000 to adopt her second daughter who was nearly three at the time. Many of the first girls to be adopted from China are now in the teens (China only opened its doors to adoption in the 1990s), and this edition includes accounts of their experiences growing up in the US and, in some cases, of returning to China in search of their roots. Illuminating the real-life stories behind the statistics, The Lost Daughters of China is an unforgettable account of the red thread that winds form China?s orphanages to loving families around the globe.



The Journey of a Modern Mystic

The Journey of a Modern Mystic Author Edward Rasor
ISBN-10 9780595388585
Release 2006-08
Pages 500
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A poignant tale of abuse and abandonment in youth to a stunning serenity and mastery on the fields of war. From the mean streets of New York to the back streets of Iraq, Afghanistan, Yemen and elsewhere God intimately takes this "uninspired life" and reveals the "view from atop the world." A truly dizzying account of an unexpected life. Fascinating perspectives on Islam, the war on terror, jihad, killing, and more. Scientists beware! Meet the quantum mind of the mystic. Concise and meaningful revelations on death, life, love, and heaven and hell; all explained with the conviction and voice of a prophet among us. Speaking with the authority of his elite Special Forces background and the sanctity of a divine voice Edward reveals an incredible world we are all over-looking, and tells us how to attain it and live intimately in God! Amid the bloodshed and the dying, the loss and the suffering of this life Edward makes plain that any one of us can attain this amazing grace and power over our material world. His world is simply beyond imagination. Have we all been waiting until we die to obtain what he possesses today? This knowledge, this conviction, can only come from some fountain we have not been drinking from. This book is a must read for any person who affirms there are alternatives to war.