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Finding Our Place

Author: Nikki McCaslin
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313342707
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Presents a collection of short biographies of one hundred notable people who were adopted or foster children, or who lived in orphanages,

Castaway Kid

Author: R. B. Mitchell
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
ISBN: 9781604827880
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Abandoned by his parents when he was just three years old, Rob Mitchell began his journey as one of the last “lifers” in an American orphanage. As Rob’s loneliness and rage grew, his hope shrank. Would he ever find a real family or a place to call home? Heartbreaking, heartwarming, and ultimately triumphant, this true story shows how, with faith, every person can leave the past behind and forge healthier, happier relationships. Now, Rob’s story has been turned into a compelling audiobook narrated by Paul Rothery. Listeners will be encouraged to find hope in every situation as they follow Rob through his life journey.

Decoding Our Origins

Author: Abby Forero-Hilty
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781540833334
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Decoding Our Origins: The Lived Experiences of Colombian Adoptees is written by seventeen authors who were born in Colombia and adopted internationally. Their individual stories illustrate different aspects of the transracial adoption experience. The traumatic loss of their mothers, culture and identities; racism; and severe abuse are amongst the tough topics addressed frankly and head on. However, these first-hand accounts also highlight the indomitable tenacity and perseverance embodied by the authors as they negotiate their way through childhood, parenthood, search, reunion, and the nail-biting wait for DNA test results. All of the authors of Decoding Our Origins: The Lived Experiences of Colombian Adoptees started off life in similar circumstances, having lost their families, language, culture, and country via adoption to countries outside of Colombia. Though their lives diverged, an invisible connection remained amongst them: the need to search for their first families and reconnect with their original culture and homeland. With the advent and subsequent worldwide expansion of Facebook in the early 2000s, people with common interests or life experiences have been able to find each other and talk about myriad topics in a safe space. The eighteen authors of this anthology met in the closed Facebook group Adopted from Colombia! As trust developed, so did the realization that the stories they have to tell are important and that the time has come for them to be told. This is the first published nonfiction anthology written exclusively by Colombian adoptees. Intimate and honest, the powerful and moving stories in the words of the transracial adoptees themselves result in a unified voice that reminds us to never, ever give up hope. All proceeds from this book will go toward financing DNA kits for Colombian adoptees and Colombian first family members, in an effort to reunite families separated by adoption.

The Effects Of Early Social Emotional And Relationship Experience On The Development Of Young Orphanage Children

Author: The St. Petersburg-USA Orphanage Research Team
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1444309692
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Undertaken at orphanages in Russia, this study tests the role of early social and emotion experience in the development of children. Children were exposed to either multiple caregivers who performed routine duties in a perfunctory manner with minimal interaction or fewer caregivers who were trained to engage in warm, responsive, and developmentally appropriate interactions during routine care. Engaged and responsive caregivers were associated with substantial improvements in child development and these findings provide a rationale for making similar improvements in other institutions, programs, and organizations.

Growing Up In Foster Care

Author: Gillian Schofield
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781873868935
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Long-term foster care is one of the best kept secrets of the child care system. It is rarely mentioned as a positive option yet there is a significant group of vulnerable looked after children for whom growing up in a long-term foster family is their best chance of a secure family life. this new study looks at a group of 58 children under the age of 12 recently placed in long-term foster families. It provides a fascinating insight into their lives, their birth families, foster families and the system of social work practice that will define their future.

Youth In Foster Care

Author: Bonita Evans
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317776879
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First published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Great Arizona Orphan Abduction

Author: Linda Gordon
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674061713
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In 1904, New York nuns brought forty Irish orphans to a remote Arizona mining camp, to be placed with Catholic families. The Catholic families were Mexican, as was the majority of the population. Soon the town's Anglos, furious at this interracial transgression, formed a vigilante squad that kidnapped the children. This title tells this tale.

Rethinking Orphanages For The 21st Century

Author: Richard B. McKenzie
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 0761914447
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This volume reviews the policy reforms necessary in the United States for children's homes to become reliable solutions for many of the nation's disadvantaged and abused children. The contributors explore a variety of topics including: judicial issues; child maltreatment; the history of children's homes; regulation and funding; and solutions for reform.

Special Needs Adoptions

Author: Ruth G. McRoy
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317713923
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First published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.