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Abducted Versus Adopted: For 1.5 Million of U.S. Adoptees, What's the Difference?

Commented Feb 13, 2011 at 00:58:11 in Healthy Living

“Yours is a voice of much needed reason in this forum. Thank you”
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Abducted Versus Adopted: For 1.5 Million of U.S. Adoptees, What's the Difference?

Commented Feb 12, 2011 at 02:29:04 in Healthy Living

“Thank you for your clinical observations on how we treat children.

Regarding the first question (for this and other posts), it is helpful to look at statistics on childhood homelessness. The average age of a homeless person in our country is 9 years old. 39% of the 3.5 million American homeless are children, according to the Urban Institute.

Single males are the most visible homeless in our cities. There are more resources for them. Volunteering at a homeless shelter for families, we observed that you can't spot a homeless family on the street: They look like anyone else with a stroller.”

leopoldmozart on Feb 14, 2011 at 03:20:51

“Almost all the homeless children in that study were in homeless families. I understood Ms. Lauck's situation to be that she was alone, on her own, as a 10 year old girl. Quite a difference. Did i misunderstand Ms. Lauck's account?”
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Abducted Versus Adopted: For 1.5 Million of U.S. Adoptees, What's the Difference?

Commented Feb 12, 2011 at 02:15:38 in Healthy Living

“... and by social and governmental organizations, for the past 5,000 years or so, right?
We may be on the verge of a change, though. As a man, I find that both refreshing and healing.
These discussions may contribute to clarifying how we view and feel about mothers and the role of women.”
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Abducted Versus Adopted: For 1.5 Million of U.S. Adoptees, What's the Difference?

Commented Feb 12, 2011 at 02:09:55 in Healthy Living

“True and heart-felt. Each story is different. Social policies have changed and improved.

They need to improve more. A detail in Ms. Lauck's case is that money was exchanged at birth. As her book documents, a debt between the obstetrician and his accountant was cleared to move Jennifer into her adopted home. That is called human trafficking, a form of abduction. From a post in this chain by a judge in Vermont, this is not an isolated case.”
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Abducted Versus Adopted: For 1.5 Million of U.S. Adoptees, What's the Difference?

Commented Feb 12, 2011 at 01:59:46 in Healthy Living

“Right -- and read the 4 books to get a well-rounded, examined story, too.”
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Abducted Versus Adopted: For 1.5 Million of U.S. Adoptees, What's the Difference?

Commented Feb 9, 2011 at 23:56:43 in Healthy Living

“Ms. Lauck is a former investigative reporter, who documented her findings in 4 memoirs. The hospital medical records of her mother are in the first pages of the first book, Blackbird. The story is incredible but sadly true.”
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Abducted Versus Adopted: For 1.5 Million of U.S. Adoptees, What's the Difference?

Commented Feb 9, 2011 at 23:53:05 in Healthy Living

“Adoption is neither all good nor all bad. But it is incredibly widespread, and something we could do a lot better. Let's learn from our mistakes. Women and children need to be heard more than they are.”

llisa on Feb 10, 2011 at 14:35:57

“Well said.”