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Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304
For Immediate Release
CONTACT: Sook Wilkinson, Ph.D., Publisher
Adoptees Speak Out!
BLOOMFIELD HILLS, MI -- After the MORNING CALM: Reflections of Korean
Adoptees is a collection of 26 stories and poems written by adult
Koreans to be released in May, 2002.
The editors of this anthology are Sook Wilkinson, Ph.D. and Nancy Fox.
"It is a privilege to look into the heart and hear the voices of
this book, we hear about the experience of growing up adopted in
land, in another family, in another name. These are simply the truths
people who tell them and they should be read with respect and
says Joyce Pavao,Ph.D., CEO of Center for Family Connections and
Person, Cambridge, MA. The list of contributors includes men and
to 66 years of age, from all walks of life, from students, homemakers
tradesmen to artists, professors, and a congressman.
With this book, you will learn.
If you're an adopted person,
a.. Issues adoptees confront in their lifetime
b.. Overcoming adversities
c.. Searching for birth parents
d.. Making first return visit to place of origin
e.. Contributions Korean adoptees make to their communities and
If you're a parent,
a.. Role you play in your child's life
b.. Obstacles your child may confront
c.. Enhancing your child's self-esteem
d.. Importance of cultural awareness
If you're a professional,
a.. Living in adoptees' world
b.. Preparing adoptive families
c.. Counseling adoptees
d.. Educating community on adoption issues
About the editors,
Sook Wilkinson, Ph.D. is the author of Birth is More than Once: The
World of Adopted Korean Children. As a clinical psychologist in
Hills, Michigan, and at the Center for Human Development, William
Hospital, she has devoted her career to working with internationally
children and their families. As a woman born and educated through
Korea, she offers an invaluable perspective on international adoption.
Nancy Fox, one of the founders and Executive Director of Americans for
International Aid and Adoption, is a national and international
adoption and child welfare. Recipient of the "Friends of Children"
from North American Council on Adoptable Children, she has served on
Board and has been past president of Joint Council on International
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