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In the Shadow of Illness

In the Shadow of Illness

What is it like to live with a child who has a chronic, life-threatening disease? What impact does the illness have on well siblings in the family? Myra Bluebond-Langner suggests that understanding the impact of the illness lies not in identifying deficiencies in the lives of those affected, but in appreciating how family members carry on with their lives in the face of the disease's...

Heritage Support for Our Internationally-Adoptive Child

Heritage Support for Our Internationally-Adoptive Child

This collection of seven direct and practical articles (with an introduction and a book/video list) details the China-adoptive child's need for heritage support, briefly defined as information (age-appropriately given) about her history and, in sum, a positive account of the country of her origin, and discusses common misconceptions surrounding the subject. The distinction between heritage...

The Lost Child of Philomena Lee: A Mother, Her Son and A Fifty-Year Search

The Lost Child of Philomena Lee: A Mother, Her Son and A Fifty-Year Search

When she fell pregnant as a teenager in Ireland in 1952, Philomena Lee was sent to the convent of Roscrea, Co. Limerick, to be looked after as a `fallen woman' and at the age of three her baby was whisked away and `sold' to America for adoption. Coerced into signing a document promising `Never to Seek to Know' what the Church did with him, she never saw him again. She would spend...

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