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The adoption narrative—what is the thematic conflict of your adoption story?

How would Shakespeare describe the thematic conflict of your adoption narrative? Is your adoption story a plot-driven conflict resulting from a tragic accident, natural disaster, or an act of fate that unexpectedly left a hapless child stranded along life’s highway; … Continue reading

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“The legend of the twin boys adopted by a wolf”

A boy who loved adventure said recently, “Most adoption stories are boring. If I was an author, I would write a book about a child who becomes lost in the forest and is adopted by wolves—that would be an exciting … Continue reading

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“Adoption search—a sense of urgency!”

Nobody lives forever. Time was my enemy. Deep thoughts about my adoption that had plagued my psyche forever were stimulating a sense of urgency. My life was passing quickly and I couldn’t do anything to slow it down. The desire … Continue reading

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“Adoption stories—my mother’s oil paintings”

My adoptive mother Rosella put a tremendous amount of time and energy into her paintings. She was a prolific artist with a collection of over 500 oil paintings. In her mind, each painting was a valuable heirloom painted for a … 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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“Dolls benefit orphaned, fostered and adopted children”

There are many developmental benefits of role playing with dolls for adopted children. Dolls are most often used as a toy for entertaining children, but they also have a high value for teaching, and in children’s education for grasping concepts … Continue reading

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Adoption—making contact with the birth mother by letter

In hindsight, my approach of trying to reach my birth mother by telephone had been unsophisticated and clumsy. It was immature of me to assume Rebecca would confess her sins to a complete stranger. My assumption that she would voluntarily provide … Continue reading

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