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The Story of Molly and Me
by Fran Levin

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English

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Publication Date

May 22, 2017

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Fran Gruss Levin takes us on a raw and honest emotional journey as she tells her story of first love, longing, and loss. At seventeen, unsure of herself but full of hope and passion, she falls deeply in love with a young man from her hometown and soon finds herself pregnant and terrified. Her parents’ response, a reflection of the attitudes of the time, is to forbid contact with the baby’s father and send her away to have the baby, who is then given up for adoption. These events mark the beginning of Fran’s long and painful struggle to deal with the guilt, shame, and grief that she carries along with her closely held secret. The pain of her loss and the yearning to find her lost child only grows over time. The Story of Molly and Me takes the reader through Fran’s odyssey from the very beginning through several decades as she learns to draw on her optimism and strong spirit to find what she needs to make her family, and her life, complete.
Randy's Ride
by Barbara Taylor Blomquist

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English

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Publication Date

May 21, 2017

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Randy never felt like he fit in. Adopted when he was young, he never found his place within his family. Because of this disconnected feeling, Randy decided to set out on his own.<br /><br /><br />Author Barbara Blomquist invites readers to come along on <i>Randy’s Ride</i>, a touching story of one young man’s journey to self-discovery. During his travels, Randy meets interesting people who teach him many life lessons. There’s Ellie, a hard woman struggling with the death of her mother; Bill, the teacher who encourages Randy to make something of himself; and Mindy, a young girl who touches Randy’s heart. Through his encounters with these individuals and others, Randy learns a very important lesson: your life is what you make it. <br /><br /><br />Barbara Taylor Blomquist’s first book, <i>Insight Into Adoption</i>, reflected her thirty plus years of experience with conflicted families. During those years, she served as an adoption consultant, coordinated adoption support groups, was a board member of several children’s organizations, and was employed by a Children’s Home, as well as a children’s counseling service. In her work she has come across many children like Randy. <i>Randy’s Ride</i> was written because she felt their story needed to be told.
Adoption: Understanding for a Better Life: Options And Benefits W...
by Ebook Charter

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English

Pages

72

Publication Date

May 20, 2017

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<h2>Adoption: Understanding for a Better Life: Options And Benefits When Considering Adoption</h2><br /><br />Understanding Adoption<br /><br />Adoption can be a wonderful thing. It gives natural parents who can't have kids of their own the chance to experience parenthood. It also gives children a chance to experience what it's like to have loving and caring parents. There might not be a biological bond, but there is definitely a special psychological connection. <br /><br />Unfortunately, there are several challenges when it comes to adoption. In fact, it can be quite intimidating for most people. For starters, there are several kinds of adoption procedures, not to mention all the arrangements that have to be made. To make things worse, what about the emotional challenge a potential parent and child may face? There are so many different scenarios and each deserves special attention. <br /><br />But you can make the experience much more pleasant, and that is by preparation. This book about understanding adoption is rich in all the information you might need in order to make the adoption process easy and successful.<br /><br />It starts off by explaining the basics of adoption along with interesting information about the history. You will learn about where it comes from and how it evolved into the system being used today. <br /><br />Then it moves on to the types of adoption you need to know about. This is important if you want to make the right decisions from the start. This particular step involves either an open- or closed adoption and it's followed by an informational section about how adoption originates. Are you looking to handle it privately or through the state? Maybe you are considering an embryo or an international adoption? These are questions you really need to get clarity on before getting the wheels in motion. <br /><br />The last section is all about the parenting experience and what to expect. As mentioned before, it's a big step for everyone involved so it's crucial to understand how a child is going to adapt. Not one case is the same, but there are some basics that could be helpful. <br /><br />If you've always been too intimidated or scared to attempt this wonderful step in your life then now is the time to overcome it. After reading this book you won't have any doubts on how to proceed or where to begin, and this is just a fraction of the information. Once you understand what everything is all about and the requirements involved you will be in the right position to make an informed decision. <br /><br />This book will also be useful for parents who simply prefer adopting instead of getting pregnant. There are several couples out there who recognize the need to give orphaned children a normal and optimistic life. Whatever your reason may be, all you need to know is within these pages. <br /><br />It can't be stated too much that taking in a child despite biological differences works both ways. But there is also a responsibility of the new found parents to take proper care of their new child. Don't waste any more time. Get this book right now and discover what adoption is all about.<br /><br />Tags: adoption agencies, adoption process, adoption cost, international adoption, domestic adoption, adoption statistics, open adoption, adoption definition, adoption problems, adoption success, adoption books, adoption books, adoption baby book, adoption products, adoption book for children, foster a child, babies waiting for adoption, infants for adoption, child adoption cost, requirements for adopting a child, infant adoption photolisting, babies available for adoption
Lion (Movie Tie-In)
by Saroo Brierley

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English

Pages

286

Publication Date

November 01, 2016

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<b><b>First it was a media sensation. Then it became the #1 international bestseller <i>A Long Way Home</i>. Now it’s <i>Lion</i>, the major motion picture starring Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman, and Rooney Mara—nominated for six Academy Awards!</b><br /> <b><br /> This is the miraculous and triumphant story of Saroo Brierley, a young man who used Google Earth to rediscover his childhood life and home in an incredible journey from India to Australia and back again...</b><br /><br /></b>At only five years old, Saroo Brierley got lost on a train in India. Unable to read or write or recall the name of his hometown or even his own last name, he survived alone for weeks on the rough streets of Calcutta before ultimately being transferred to an agency and adopted by a couple in Australia.<br /><br />Despite his gratitude, Brierley always wondered about his origins. Eventually, with the advent of Google Earth, he had the opportunity to look for the needle in a haystack he once called home, and pore over satellite images for landmarks he might recognize or mathematical equations that might further narrow down the labyrinthine map of India. One day, after years of searching, he miraculously found what he was looking for and set off to find his family.<br /><i><br />Lion </i>is a moving, poignant, and inspirational true story of survival and triumph against incredible odds. It celebrates the importance of never letting go of what drives the human spirit: hope.<br /><br /><br /><b>Previously published as <i>A Long Way Home</i></b>
Not Always Happy: An Unusual Parenting Journey
by Kari Wagner-Peck

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English

Pages

256

Publication Date

May 23, 2017

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<div>A moving memoir about finding and adopting a son from the foster care system with Down syndrome and realizing that life is best lived by expecting the unplanned. As time passes, the author and her husband become less aware they are raising an atypical or adopted child. They are raising their child, no different than any other family.</div>
A Long Way Home: A Memoir
by Saroo Brierley

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English

Pages

258

Publication Date

June 12, 2014

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<b><b>First it was a media sensation. Then it became the #1 international bestseller <i>A Long Way Home</i>. Now it’s <i>Lion</i>, the major motion picture starring Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman, and Rooney Mara—nominated for six Academy Awards!</b><br /> <b><br /> This is the miraculous and triumphant story of Saroo Brierley, a young man who used Google Earth to rediscover his childhood life and home in an incredible journey from India to Australia and back again...</b><br /><br /></b>At only five years old, Saroo Brierley got lost on a train in India. Unable to read or write or recall the name of his hometown or even his own last name, he survived alone for weeks on the rough streets of Calcutta before ultimately being transferred to an agency and adopted by a couple in Australia.<br /><br />Despite his gratitude, Brierley always wondered about his origins. Eventually, with the advent of Google Earth, he had the opportunity to look for the needle in a haystack he once called home, and pore over satellite images for landmarks he might recognize or mathematical equations that might further narrow down the labyrinthine map of India. One day, after years of searching, he miraculously found what he was looking for and set off to find his family.<br /><i><br />A Long Way Home </i>is a moving, poignant, and inspirational true story of survival and triumph against incredible odds. It celebrates the importance of never letting go of what drives the human spirit: hope.
Mother of Ten (Whisper My Secret Book 2)
by JB Rowley

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English

Pages

236

Publication Date

April 21, 2013

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<b> #1 BEST SELLER IN ‘AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND’! </b><br /><p><strong> What happens to children who are robbed of family?</strong></p><p>Myrtle’s first three children grew up without any knowledge of their mother after Myrtle was forced to give them up when they were still toddlers. Not only were the children deprived of contact with their mother, they also grew up devoid of any knowledge of each other after being placed in separate facilities.</p><p>In this sequel to Whisper My Secret, JB Rowley explores what happened to the three half-siblings she never knew. As one of the children of Myrtle’s second family, JB also offers a personal view of a mother making a new life without her first family.</p><p>Although the devastating loss of her first three children remained with her, Myrtle became a caring and committed mother of seven more children living in near isolation in the Australian bush. This mother’s strength of character is matched in her first three children who survived and thrived despite being cheated of the nurturing that should have been their birthright.</p> <p>Their stories are sad, sometimes heartbreaking but ultimately courageous and inspiring.</p>
Terrified: The heartbreaking true story of a girl nobody loved an...
by Angela Hart

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English

Pages

337

Publication Date

March 10, 2016

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<p><b>A Sunday Times Bestseller</b></p><p>'A no holds barred insight into the reality of looking after someone else's children. A remarkable story from a remarkable woman, it brought back a lot of memories for me' <i>Casey Watson</i></p><p>'A moving story that testifies to the redemptive power of love. I hope Angela Hart inspires many others to foster' <i>Torey Hayden</i></p><p><i>Terrified</i> tells the emotionally devastating but ultimately uplifting story of Vicky, a little girl who arrives on Angela's doorstep unwanted and unloved after suffering years of emotional abuse at the hands of her mother. Desperate never to return home, Vicky is haunted by many demons and waking nightmares. This book tells the moving story of Angela's determination to set Vicky free.</p>
Cruel to Be Kind: Saying no can save a child’s life
by Cathy Glass

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English

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September 07, 2017

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<p>Cruel To Be Kind is the true story of Max, aged 6. He is fostered by Cathy while his mother is in hospital with complications from type 2 diabetes. Fostering Max gets off to a bad start when his mother, Caz, complains and threatens Cathy even before Max has moved in. Cathy and her family are shocked when they first meet Max. But his social worker isn’t the only one in denial; his whole family are too.</p>
Whisper My Secret: A Memoir
by JB Rowley

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English

Pages

294

Publication Date

January 15, 2014

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<b> #1 BEST SELLER IN ADOPTION! </b> <b> OVER 200 000 COPIES SOLD* </b><br /><i>"Can you keep a secret? Can you keep a secret? I don't suppose you can. You mustn't laugh; you mustn't smile, but... do the best you can."</i><br /><br />How does a mother cope when she is forced to walk away from her three children and never see them again? That is what happened to JB's mother, Myrtle. <br /><br />Eventually, rescued from her despair by tall, dark and handsome George Rowley who fell in love her, Myrtle started a new life and had seven more children. She buried the grief of losing her first children deep within and kept her pain secret. JB and her siblings were unaware of the existence of Myrtle's first three children until after she died. <br /><br />Desperate to know how such a thing could happen to a devoted and caring mother, JB went on a journey to find out. What she discovered was a heartbreaking story of loss. It was a long time before JB was able to work out that her mother kept her early life and her first family secret out of misplaced guilt and shame. To redress that, JB decided to tell the whole world her mother's secret. 'Whisper My Secret' is a proud declaration that Myrtle did nothing deserving of guilt or shame.<br /><br />Book length is approximately 57 000 words.<br /><br />'Mother of Ten', the sequel to 'Whisper My Secret', is now available.<br /><br />*This figure includes copies downloaded during free promotions.

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