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    Adopting a child is hard work like all parenting. The commitment, like Horton, is one of the biggest things any person can take on.

    I don't understand how anyone could become a parent and then see the world as singularly competitive and hyper individual. We are made, like Horton, with a need to give, to nurture the vulnerable child and help them grow into the person they can become. I'll try to remember to check back next Wednesday.

    The best book I ever read about the experience of being an adopted kid is "The Primal Wound" by Nancy Verrier. Nancy is a wonderful therapist, a mom of an adopted and a biological child and has brought some revolutionary insights to the world of the adopted person.

    Love = Awareness of mutually beneficial exchange across semi-permeable boundaries. Political and economic systems either amplify or inhibit Love.

    by Bob Guyer on Thu Nov 24, 2011 at 03:07:58 PM PST

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    •  I like Joyce Pavao (1+ / 0-)
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      She's an adult adoptee and a therapist in Cambridge, MA.  I took a workshop with her once at an adoption conference.

      Her classic book is The Family of Adoption.

      I have read The Primal Wound as well.

      When shit happens, you get fertilized.

      by ramara on Thu Nov 24, 2011 at 07:21:00 PM PST

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