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Are you planning an adoption reunion?

  Planning for an adoption reunion is like rehearsing for a critical job interview—you only have one chance to nail the job interview and make a good first impression. The anticipation of what might happen is highly emotional for many … Continue reading

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Have you ever dreamed of reconnecting with someone from your past?

  Do you have a curious nature? Have you ever dreamed about an old flame, a child, a sibling, a parent, a friend or a neighbor and wondered where they are today, or if they’re even still alive? In your … Continue reading

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“Adoption reunions and personal confidence”

Confidence is the state of feeling certain about the truth that leads to positive feelings of self-assurance and trust in our abilities, qualities and judgment that leads to higher self-esteem, feelings of good health, and ways of staying more in … Continue reading

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Adoption reunion—”I gave my birth father a massive heart attack!”

“Heartbreaking sobs made my chest pound. Tears of lonesomeness and isolation streamed down my cheeks. I was miserable. My mind was numb knowing that I was the cause of my birth father’s heart attack. If he died, or ended up with … Continue reading

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Adoption—using an intermediary to contact the birth mother

“Deciding how to contact my birth mother presented a dilemma. She lived far away in another state. I had four choices—I could fly across the country and attempt to meet with her in person; I could call her on the … Continue reading

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“Adoption—reconnecting with the lost” —Judith Land, author & adoptee

My very talented mother-in-law Grace O. Ronningen composed this poem when she was eighteen years old. She received a national award for her poetry, and many of her poems were published. Her poem ‘Campfire Glow’ conveys a message to those … Continue reading

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“Adoption—making contact with the birth mother by telephone” —Judith Land, author & adoptee

My first contact with a biological relative was a telephone conversation with a maternal aunt. I found her name in a telephone book. She had the same last name as my birth mother. Pleading with strangers for assistance dredged up … Continue reading

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