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10,000+: Database of Lebanese Adoptees

For the past decade or so I, like many of us, have been comparing paperwork concerning my adoption with that of other adoptees. Looking for clues, similarities, anything that might divulge some information as to origins as well as that original transaction and the time previous to our disinheritance. 734 more words


A Father’s Struggle to Stop His Daughter’s Adoption - The Atlantic

Oh South Carolina…smh

Typically birth mothers fight with foster parents to get their children back. In this “truth is stranger than fiction” (Mark Twain) narrative, Chris Emanuel had two fights: (1) the perception that men are strictly sperm donors and a source of revenue and (2) a judicial system that has been slow to recognize the rights of birth fathers to their children. 56 more words


Ethiopian Adoptee Anthology Nearing Deadline

The purpose of the upcoming anthology, “Lions Roaring, Far From Home,” is to share the voices of Ethiopian adoptees. It is also in honor of Hana Williams, the young adoptee who died far too soon, voiceless and alone. 474 more words


Predicting the Future of Intercountry Adoption at the JCICS-NCFA 2015 Conference

Yesterday I attended the “Putting Families First” conference held by the Joint Council on International Children’s Services (JCICS) and the National Council For Adoption (NCFA). My workshop proposal for the conference, “Finding Common Ground in Policies and Practice, which included three adult adoptee panelists, 714 more words


Born During the Vietnam War: An Operation Babylift Adoptee’s Story

The following is reprinted on this blog with permission by AsiaTrend Magazine. It originally appeared in AsiaTrend Magazine’s June 2015 issue.

Born During the Vietnam War: An Operation Babylift Adoptee’s Story… 967 more words


Thank you for my life – Anonymous

Former Children’s Home CEO Maureen Warren shares the story behind the letter pictured above.

The week that the Children’s Home board of directors voted to enter into a new management agreement with Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota, in 2012, I received a package. 262 more words