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For mothers, adoptees and those who adopt - The adoption wheel and the 7 lifelong issues in adoption.

For mothers, adoptees and those who adopt - The adoption wheel and the 7 lifelong issues in adoption. | Adoption | Scoop.it

When I attended my first Jigsaw Adoptee Support group (In 2012) I was handed a printed copy of this.  Hubby said this was what he had observed in me for the last 40 years.  He just thought it was me, didn't realise it was "Adoption" he was looking at.

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Elizabeth O'Keefe's comment, August 26, 2012 7:30 PM
Love this wheel Margaret, explains so much. This would have been a good one to send to Forced Apologies. Your explanation is very helpful.
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Eagle Mountain couple reportedly abused adopted child, locked him alone in basement nightly

Two Eagle Mountain parents were arrested Thursday morning on reports of locking a child in a basement room every night for months without food, water, light or a bathroom.
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I wonder how many times an abused adoptee never come to the notice of the authorities.
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ARC: Home

ARC: Home | Adoption | Scoop.it
Attachment Research Community. Gr8 stuff - don't forget trauma has impact after adoption
https://t.co/IYizaeZFUa
https://t.co/dRzPlg6jsN
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Never forget that adoption creates trauma for the child.
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Adoption, I'm Sorry It's Not Like The Movies

Adoption, I'm Sorry It's Not Like The Movies | Adoption | Scoop.it
You've probably seen Annie or Oliver so you know about adoption? The tear stained lovable but unloved child that overcomes adversit
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An adoptive parent talks about what adoption is like.
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Baby Adele: Stolen by Israeli Welfare Ministry from Israeli-Palestinian Couple, Placed for Orthodox Adoption

Baby Adele: Stolen by Israeli Welfare Ministry from Israeli-Palestinian Couple, Placed for Orthodox Adoption | Adoption | Scoop.it
A few months ago, I reported here on the case of Baby Adele, the Palestinian infant who was essentially stolen by the Israeli welfare ministry from her biological mother and father.
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It's all about the best interests of the child of course.
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A ‘Lost’ Daughter Speaks, and All of China Listens

A ‘Lost’ Daughter Speaks, and All of China Listens | Adoption | Scoop.it
A ‘Lost’ Daughter Speaks, and All of China Listens « | Foreign Policy | the Global Magazine of News and Ideas
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Watch How Thousands of Children Are Being Stolen from Africa Under the Guise of Adoption - Atlanta Black Star

Watch How Thousands of Children Are Being Stolen from Africa Under the Guise of Adoption - Atlanta Black Star | Adoption | Scoop.it
RT @ATLBlackStar: Watch How Thousands of Children Are Being Stolen from Africa Under the Guise of Adoption https://t.co/NV0aEK7Zwx https://…
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Secondary Adoptee Rejection in Adoption Reunions | Musings of the Lame

Secondary Adoptee Rejection in Adoption Reunions | Musings of the Lame | Adoption | Scoop.it
This isn't about judging how any one mother has hurt any particular one adoptee, but understanding why a mother rejects her grown child in an adoption
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Annoying

I wanted to check back with all of you and see where you are in your attachment to your kids. I am in the beginning stages of realizing I have an issue. We have 2 bio kids (4 and 2 yrs old) and we ...
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I could add a lot here, but one is enough.  

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Mothers given priority over the children they gave away - Irish Independent

Mothers given priority over the children they gave away - Irish Independent | Adoption | Scoop.it
Irish Independent
Mothers given priority over the children they gave away
Irish Independent
With the internet at their disposal and a wealth of knowledge at the fingertips, adoptees are doing their own social media searches.
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"Why is it that the rights of some mothers to privacy and confidentiality (which are not absolute rights) are given priority over the rights to an identity of their children placed for adoption? "  Indeed.

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What we learn before we're born

What we learn before we're born | Adoption | Scoop.it
Pop quiz: When does learning begin? Answer: Before we are born. Science writer Annie Murphy Paul talks through new research that shows how much we learn in the womb -- from the lilt of our native language to our soon-to-be-favorite foods.
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Interesting in the light of adoption and surrogacy.

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I Am Loveworthy: How a Transgender Woman Found Love - Huffington Post

I Am Loveworthy: How a Transgender Woman Found Love - Huffington Post | Adoption | Scoop.it
I Am Loveworthy: How a Transgender Woman Found Love
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I learned that Drew had fulfilled a life-long dream in his recent move to the city. He liked to cook and surf and had an ...
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It might surprise you how many adoptees I know who are transgender.  

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CHILDMYTHS: An Important Statement on Adoption, by Adoptees

There are legal and financial issues to be considered, as well as general advice about childrearing that may be needed by adoptive parents who have no other children. ...
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Sad and happy

Sad and happy
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This week my mother died, and for the first time I saw a photo with both me and my mother in it.
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What’s Love Got To Do With It? Why Adopted Children Can’t “Feel The Love.”

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It is useful to hear stories from adoptive parents.
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PM Gillard delivers apology to victims of forced adoption - Full Speech

March 21 2013: Prime Minister Julia Gillard has delivered a national apology to victims of forced adoption practices that were in place in Australia fro
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I actually attended 3 apologies.  The one in Victoria as I am a Victorian adoptee.  The one in Queensland where I live and was part of the consultation process.  And the final one which this video records.  
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8 Things People Say About Adoption That Just Aren’t True

8 Things People Say About Adoption That Just Aren’t True | Adoption | Scoop.it
As the mother of three children by adoption, believe me — I have heard it all.
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This is from an adoptive parent.
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To The Woman Who Thinks Adoption Will Make Her Happy

To The Woman Who Thinks Adoption Will Make Her Happy | Adoption | Scoop.it
Dear Adoptive Mama,             Hello, Sweet Woman.  I wanted to take a moment and talk to you, one on one.  I needed to reach out to you because, well, I’ve been in your shoes.  I, too, have a heart that breaks for every single child in need of...
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My Name is Leon by Kit de Waal

My Name is Leon by Kit de Waal | Adoption | Scoop.it
My Name is Leon, is about two brothers, white Jake and mixed-race Leon, who are separated in foster care. The title of the book tells us this is Leon’s story, he is going to tell us how it really is.
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This looks like it could be very interesting.
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Love, Panic, Adoption and Jerk-Chicken Knishes - New York Times (blog)

Love, Panic, Adoption and Jerk-Chicken Knishes - New York Times (blog) | Adoption | Scoop.it
I hope most of the stares Evy gets are because she’s adorable, but I know that many of them will be because she’s a dark-skinned child with white parents.
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Catholic Church cuts links with adoption service over same-sex ruling - BBC News

Catholic Church cuts links with adoption service over same-sex ruling - BBC News | Adoption | Scoop.it
The Catholic Church is to end its relationship with an adoption service following changes in legislation allowing same-sex couples to adopt.
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I'm with the Catholic church on this one.

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Do biological grandparents have any rights during an adoption? - BabyCenter (blog)

Do biological grandparents have any rights during an adoption?
BabyCenter (blog)
The adoption of a biological grandchild affects grandparents' rights to have contact with that grandchild.
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Could I put the question another way?  Do adoptees have any rights to have access to their biological grandparents?

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A life time trauma - BusinessDay

A life time trauma - BusinessDay | Adoption | Scoop.it
A life time trauma
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However, what has not been taken into account is the emotional effects adoption has on all members involved, most specifically, the adoptee.
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Adoption and Mental Illness | Psychiatric Times

Adoption and Mental Illness | Psychiatric Times | Adoption | Scoop.it
Does adoption pose psychological risks? University of Minnesota researchers revisited this controversial issue recently and found that common DSM-IV childhood disorders are more prevalent in adoptees than nonadoptees.
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Shhh someone might hear you.

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aka DAN: Korean Adoption Documentary w/Subtitles - YouTube

aka DAN: Korean Adoption Documentary w/Subtitles - YouTube | Adoption | Scoop.it
In the summer of 2013, Korean American adoptee and musician Dan Matthews (DANakaDAN) journeyed to Korean to look for and reunite with his biological family, ...
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Second try to link it right.  Enjoy

 

http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL2T8s_i7PmAEYOiss64MnSQwsv6EwlymD

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Jackie Kay - ABC Conversations with Richard Fidler

Jackie Kay - ABC Conversations with Richard Fidler | Adoption | Scoop.it
Jackie Kay is a distinguished poet and author from the UK whose memoir traces her journey to her birth parents.
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I hope you will enjoy this uplifting story that I will have you laughing while still talking about adoption issues.

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Margaret Redsell's comment, January 28, 2015 2:49 AM
Hubby actually couldn't bear to listen to it. He said all he could hear was the pain. It really upset him. Interesting, because I laughed and found it uplifting.