Monthly Archives: June 2013

Adoption—the benefits of “psycho-cybernetics” by Judith Land

Lacking self-identity, feeling insecure and existentially uncertain of their place in the world many adoptees suffer low self-esteem, which is the single most important emotional gauge of future happiness, success, feelings of well being, confidence and positive assurances. Our self-image … Continue reading

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Adoption: 5-Steps for writing your own adoption story

Life’s journey for individuals who are orphaned, fostered, and adopted appeal to others because their lives are interesting, unpredictable and unique. That is why every adoptee should be encouraged to share their story with others. “There are four kinds of … Continue reading

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“Welcoming the adoptee with fresh cookies”

“Tutti amano i biscotti!” Everyone loves cookies. Cookie recipes are often handed down from one generation to the next. Favorite recipes are associated with holidays and religious celebrations, cultural events, ethnic traditions and traditional family gatherings. What grandchildren often remember … Continue reading

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“Adoption—troubled by circumstances or the behavior of others?”

Adoptees face a unique set of psychological and emotional issues. Suffering in silence the tragic effects of the primal wound, genealogical bewilderment, a lack of a comprehensive self-identity leading to low self-esteem, and other afflictions unique to adoption are what many adoptees habitually … Continue reading

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“Adoption and Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs”

Abraham Harold Maslow (1908–1970), an American professor of psychology, founded humanistic psychology. He was best known for his theory of psychological health predicated on fulfilling innate human needs in priority, culminating in self-actualization. Humanistic psychology theory suits people who see the … Continue reading

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