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Opened my eyes, as a parent of adopted children, to issues my children have had deal with. Issues I never considered ... and we were required to attend a workshop regarding adoption issues, as part of our process, to discover many issues with two social workers, adoption professionals. These issues were not considered 27 years ago. I wish I had read this book before my kids were pre-teens. I would have been a better support to my kids.
Although this book was written about 20 years ago, I read it in 2010 and felt it was valuable and not "dated." It starts by giving the reader a basic understanding of the evolving social concerns about and solutions for orphaned children throughout the history of the USA. With this info, you will understand why adoption has evolved to what it is, today, and how and why changes may occur in the future.
With this information, the book then discusses the thought processes of adoptees (at various ages), birthparents, and adoptive parents. I have read several books, participated in some education sessions, understand a lot about the adoption triangle and the feelings all parties deal with, and still, I learned more about the various "people" involved in adoption triangles, including what social workers and other adoption professionals think & feel.
I recommend this quick read so you can gain insights you may not have considered.
For me, this book will open discussions with my adopted, young adult children, to learn more about thoughts they had, as kids, about their adoption and birth parents. Perhaps you will find it helps you seek to understand others, as well.
My first time reading anything by Sister Carol Anne O'Marie and I enjoyed this book, part of "Sister Mary Helen Mystery" series. Character development was great. Thought the story jumped a little; would have preferred some smoother transitions in some spots. All-in-all, I will read more from this series, as I enjoyed the characters.
This is an excellent book, esp. if you like to get the feel of old London and life before the Great War. This is the story of Tim an Irish labourer, his slow friend Dandy and their wifes and families living in a gaslit cobbled alley at the beggining of 1900. Read about Maud, Dandies loud American wife her beloved son, who goes off to fight in the first world war and tearaway daughter Colleen. Discover the dark secret the Brown twins accross the alley share, and their strange sister Ellen.
Really enjoyed this cozy mystery. Characters were fun, not developed as much as I'd like, but good enough. The protagonist, Mandy Dyer, talks to herself, a lot, and I enjoyed "hearing" her realistic thoughts.
I read a few chapters of this book, which I felt pertained to me, and really enjoyed those parts I read. Parts of it are written in a first-hand, story-telling style which is "comfortable." It can be read cover-2-cover or used as a 12-week Bible Study.
Excellent information and provocative thoughts about animal behavior and psychology. Easy and fun read. I found it interesting to learn about Cesar's career and how he has studied animals through personal observation and reading books written by those who are animal experts and veterinarians. I learned Cesar is truly gifted and very intelligent and committed to 1) learning the most he can and 2) being the best he can be. He is not just a TV star with a gift. And so, I appreciate his thoughts and information and suggestions.
I am not a romance reader, but I really liked this book, enough to finish the series and to read more books written by Susan Mallery. The story line was cute, the characters fairly believable, I enjoyed reading about the setting, the read was quick, and it elicited some emotions as I read it.
We chose this for a Book Club read. While this was a good book, it didn't do well as a discussion book.
Personally, I enjoyed the historical aspect of Chicago, the labor movement, civil engineering, architecture, and landscape architecture. I also enjoyed reading about the building of the fair and the many famous people who were part of the fair as builders, participants, visitors. I also enjoyed learning more about the "Gilded Age" of the late 1800s. There was a lot of fascinating info throughout the book.
I would have appreciated more information about Serial Killer H. H. Holmes.