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“Adoption—Stowaway Orphan from Peru found in London train station”

A stowaway orphan from deepest darkest Peru was discovered in a train station in London wandering alone with a battered suitcase. He was wearing an old hat, spectacles and a rumpled duffle coat. On his suitcase was a note that … Continue reading

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Adoption Detective—Judith Land Quotes

  Choices – Our lives are the sum of all the choices we make, the bridges we cross, and the ones we burn. Our souls cast long shadows over many people, even after we are gone. Orphans – Each personal … Continue reading

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A radio Interview with Judith Land

Why did you write a book about adoption?  Media, social workers, parents and adoptees encouraged me to write a book. Audiences showed high enthusiasm for my story around campfires and dinner tables. The topic of adoption has universal appeal for … Continue reading

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“Adoption story—the old wedding shoes”

The last few years I have had some stunning breakthroughs in knowledge about my family history. When I began my adoption search I didn’t even know the names of my birth parents. Finding them seemed like an impossible task, but … Continue reading

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“Adopted? Metamorphose yourself into a butterfly.”

Butterflies serve to remind us that adoption is just the beginning of life’s big adventure, not an ending. Remarkably, there is nothing in the early life of a child or a little green caterpillar that gives a hint of the … Continue reading

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“Adoption Reunion—with cousin Johnny!”

I was at a crossroads—fight or flight? I had discovered my roots and true self-identity, but the consequences had been catastrophic. My birth mother had confessed her identity to me privately, but only after she coldly rebuked me for my transgressions. … Continue reading

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“Adoption searches—euphoric highs and melancholic lows!”

Dear Mom, Staying focused on my goal of finding you has forced me to deal with emotional setbacks, recognize false leads, and overcome stubborn bureaucracies. My quest to find you has required tremendous courage and tenacity. My journey has been … Continue reading

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“Dear Mom—I miss you!”

Thoughts of my birth mother were sublime. I never doubted that she existed—even though I had never met her or knew her name. I recorded each pivotal event and critical stage in my life and described how I felt in a … Continue reading

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“Adoption—Freedom from Want!”

Children who are orphaned, fostered and adopted feel less alone in the world when they know there are people who love and care about them, no matter what they are going through. It is in the family group that we … Continue reading

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“Adopted? Yuck it up! Laughter is cheap medicine”

Nobody makes it out alive, so don’t take life too seriously. Surround yourself with people who make you laugh. Individuals who see humor in things and laugh regularly have healthier hearts and live longer. Laughter does not require large amounts … Continue reading

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