(Taken from the Adoption Glossary)
Genealogy: A term referring to the study of the history of past and present members of a particular family, which usually includes the preparation of a "family tree" or pedigree chart, showing the past and present members of the family joined together by a series of lines that help in ascertaining... [more
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Opening a Russian Adoption
We chose to contact the mother of the Russian infant we adopted in 7-00. I used the name/address from court documents. I first tried getting my letter translated by a Russian friend in this country, then mailing it and some photos via US Registered mail to the address in Russia. She never received...
Not Just Like Me
My adopted children are not just like me. While we share the general culture of the United States middle class (California version), we have differences that need to be honored and respected. I cannot be the whole model for my children of how an adult life is lived. I am white - my children are... Search Tip 020
We chose to contact the mother of the Russian infant we adopted in 7-00. I used the name/address from court documents. I first tried getting my letter translated by a Russian friend in this country, then mailing it and some photos via US Registered mail to the address in Russia. She never received... Germany Search Resources - search for birth family
For those searching in connection to adoptions finalized in Germany, here are some country-specific and worldwide resources that may help. Geborener Deutscher German by Birth is an online newsletter for German-born adoptees and their birth/adoptive families. Additionally, Geborener...
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The Rest of the Story!
October 14, 2013, 7:40 pm
Last post I mentioned my search for my two remaining siblings from my birth mother.
My next task was to focus on the paternal side of the family. Of my siblings, I share both parents with only my brother John with whom we have not made successful contact. What about my birth father's side of... Forever Linked
January 10, 2011, 8:54 pm
In the book, "Adoption and the Family System," Ken Watson and Miriam Reitz define adoption as " a means of providing some children with security and meeting their developmental needs by legally transferring ongoing parental responsibilities from their birth parents to their adoptive parents;... Kinship (part 1)
January 11, 2011, 9:03 pm
I come from a fairly happy, functonal family. If anything ever happened to my husband and I there is no doubt my children would have several loving, capable homes to choose from. In fact, this is the informal way foster care has been done for years, in lots of cultures. There are many benefits to...
"Genealogy" in the Adoption Forums
Waiting has become hurtfull
October 11, 2013, 12:29 pm
I was born in august of 1970 and adopted very shortly after by a wonderful couple who had they had it their way I would never have been told I was adopted. They did however explain over the years how special I was , on the same note my adoption was a very secretive outside of...
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Meeting My Family
The intercom burst into life with the customary 'ding-dong' - "British Airways announces that flight BA6209 from Johannesburg has landed". I sat upright and came out of the depths of my... My Birth Parents Found Me October 2001!
I was on my computer one morning and received an e-mail saying they thought I was the daughter given up for adoption. At 1st I was curious, but cautious. I read through it a # of times. Finally I... Be Alert, But Don't Give Up!
Aloha..Be "certain" prior to searching for a child, or an adoptive child, "exactly what" you "expect" to find, & have you really given enough "deep within you...
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