Adoption Search Quotes

Quotes tagged as "adoption-search" (showing 1-13 of 13)
Donna K. Childree
“If you should choose to look at those files, you will have to live with the consequences of your choices while, at the same time, being mindful that these choices will not only effect you, but will also infect, sorry, I intended to say effect, our entire family.”
Donna K. Childree

Mike Chalek
“I used to think that being consumed by the questions of my identity and origins made me an inferior person, even as a child.”
Mike Chalek, Fraud on the Court: One Adoptee's Fight to Reclaim his Identity

“Destiny is not always preordained. Life is about making choices. Our lives are the sum of all the choices we make, the bridges we cross, and the ones we burn. Our souls cast long shadows over many people, even after we are gone. Fate, luck, and providence are the consequence of our freedom of choice, not the determinants. When justice is served by following our principles, making good decisions brings us inner peace.”
Judith Land, Adoption Detective: Memoir of an Adopted Child

Steve Pemberton
“What makes a family is neither the absence of tragedy nor the ability to hide from misfortune, but the courage to overcome it and, from that broken past, write a new beginning.”
Steve Pemberton, A Chance in the World: An Orphan Boy, a Mysterious Past, and How He Found a Place Called Home

DaShanne Stokes
“Being denied their original birth certificates isn't just a problem for adoptees. It's a social problem, requiring social change.”
DaShanne Stokes

Janine Myung Ja
“We don't have adoption issues, we have an issue with adoption.”
Janine Myung-Ja, Adoptionland: From Orphans to Activists