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“Adoption—prayers really do come true”

Spending our wedding anniversary in Vail, Colorado, was stupendous. Following an exciting round of golf at Vail Country Club, surrounded by gorgeous views of the snowcapped Gore Mountain Range as the scenic backdrop, I relaxed with a double martini at … Continue reading

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Is adoption the psychological equivalent of a kidnapping?

“Anaclitic depression is a syndrome occurring in infants, usually after sudden separation from the mothering person. It is a predictable response seen in infants who have been separated from their mothers for prolonged periods of time, resulting in a disruption … Continue reading

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Do adoptees aimlessly drift through life?

Are you an adoptee mindlessly wandering far from your point of origin? Have you silently drifted away from your ancient memories and original course, intention, and point of view? Are you unaware of your own self-identity and potential because you were separated … 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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“My birth parents 50th wedding anniversary” Judith Land

My birth parents 50th wedding anniversary was a coming-out party and the culmination of a life-long dream come true. I was honored to receive an invitation but nervously wondered if I would be asked to sit at the head table … Continue reading

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“Adoption and self-identity—trying to make sense of one’s life”

“I was surprised to learn that I had been nefariously issued false birth and baptismal certificates when I was adopted to conceal my true identity and prevent me from ever reuniting with my birth parents.” —Judith Land Striving for well being and … Continue reading

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