God Bless the Children from Hard Places*

God bless the children from hard places! These are the children whose beginning in the womb, almost became their tomb. Their lack of food and nutrition, is an unacceptable condition. Their deficit of quality care, is more than they can bear. Tragically, there is the presence of abuse, for which there is absolutely no excuse! …

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An Open Letter to Present and Future Adoptive Parents

As someone who has read a plethora of adoption blogs, books, and magazine articles, and as an older child adoptee, I find it very interesting what adoptive parents write about. Usually they begin by sharing with the reader about their own journey of wanting another child.  Some write about their desire to give a child a …

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Embracing the Adoption Effect

Author Barbara Taylor Blomquist’s recently released book, “Embracing The Adoption Effect,” garners a positive review from Vermont Adoption Consortium member, Judith Bush. “I especially like the words “the adoption effect” in the title of this book.  It is a novel improvement on “adoption issues”, a phrase which always sounds to me like a set of problems and …

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Empowered

em·pow·er əmˈpou(ə)r/ verb past tense: empowered; past participle: empowered give (someone) the authority or power to do something. "nobody was empowered to sign checks on her behalf" synonyms: authorize, entitle, permit, allow, license, sanction, warrant, commission, delegate, qualify,enable, equip "the act empowered police to arrest dissenters" antonyms: forbid make (someone) stronger and more confident, especially …

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