Monthly Archives: January 2014

“Adoption—how far can you see?”

Where do mental images come from when we seek a higher level of consciousness to visualize our ancestors who lived before us, or form a mental picture of the future world our grandchildren will inherit? And, what about the blind … Continue reading

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“My adoption involved a wild car chase—just like in the movies…”

I was happily adjusted and living with a foster family with four sisters and two loving parents who had applied to adopt me. A big celebration was planned for my first birthday—it never happened. The social worker handling my case rudely entered … Continue reading

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“Scared speechless—adopted children with selective mutism” —Judith Land, adoptee

Selective mutism is a complex psychiatric disorder associated with separation anxieties that is most often identified when children enter school and there is an expectation to perform, interact with others, and speak in public. Adoptees with selective mutism have difficulty verbalizing personal … Continue reading

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Adoption and “Xenophobia Parentis Syndrome”

“Xenophobic parentis syndrome” are the negative feelings, dislikes and fears of children who are orphaned, fostered, and adopted that are directed against unfamiliar, mysterious and lesser known birth parents. They fear their birth parents may be persons of ill character, … Continue reading

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“Adoption—navigating the labyrinth of life in solitude”

The way home is a pilgrimage of the road and an ethereal journey of the mind for adoptees—a trip of a lifetime to hallowed ground they are forced to make alone. Along the way, they must learn to comprehend the sublime, … Continue reading

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Crimes against the Canadian “Duplessis Orphans”

Some of the worst atrocities of state abuse of civil liberties in history were immorally perpetrated against Canadian children. Thousands of medical experiments, arbitrary lobotomies, electro shocks, sexual abuse, murder, secretive disposing of bodies, and the selling of infants for … Continue reading

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Unwed mothers asylums—horrifying tales of the Magdalene laundries

To the women who worked in the Magdalene laundries and the thousands of children taken from them against their will—this is the time to reflect on their lives. Between 1758 and 1996 at least 30,000 innocent girls were enslaved in … Continue reading

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