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JANINE MYUNG JA's books overflow with vital information that adopted individuals and families (separated because of adoption) need to know to defend themselves against a fierce in-demand market for children advertised as orphans throughout the decades. Her research serves as a fantastic need-to-know public directive revealing how the origin of adoption began and why humanity got to where it is today on the topic. Janine's rare mind-blowing books add another dimension to the adoption genre and place human-rights on the forefront.

Janine Myung Ja has plowed through the painful research and gathered everything you need to know in a published collection of books designed to empower and strengthen you on human rights. She shares a private and per
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Lorraine Dusky Adoptionland: From Orphans to Activists

The essays collected here are fierce, even hard to read as a first mother, for I know some of my own daughter's emotions are buried in them somewhere, though she was not adopted out of country. Adoptionland is a valuable addition to the literature about adoption that portrays it as less than simply a wonderful act that is commemorated with special jewelry. Even the cover art--at first seemingly innocuous--highlights the obvious difference between being raised by your own kind and genetic strangers. The very blonde woman whose image is repeated several times is almost certainly not the original mother of the infant she is holding, an infant with black, spiky hair.

A note in the book states that some of the names have been changed to remain anonymity, and that the book's purpose "is to give validation to, and to voice concern for, families who have been separated by adoption." It succeeds brilliantly. Anyone considering adoption--especially adopting from another country--should read this book. I cannot praise this book enough.


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