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    Sunrise Ventures 708 Parkman Drive Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304 Tel/Fax 248-645-6741 SunriseVentures@hotmail.com PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release CONTACT:
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      PRESS RELEASE

      For Immediate Release
      CONTACT: Sook Wilkinson, Ph.D., Publisher

      248-645-6741
      SunriseVentures@...

      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
      adopted
      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
      others.
      In
      this book, we hear about the experience of growing up adopted in
      another
      land, in another family, in another name. These are simply the truths
      of
      the
      people who tell them and they should be read with respect and
      acceptance,"
      says Joyce Pavao,Ph.D., CEO of Center for Family Connections and
      Adopted
      Person, Cambridge, MA. The list of contributors includes men and
      women,
      18
      to 66 years of age, from all walks of life, from students, homemakers
      and
      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
      society at
      large


      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
      Inner
      World of Adopted Korean Children. As a clinical psychologist in
      Bloomfield
      Hills, Michigan, and at the Center for Human Development, William
      Beaumont
      Hospital, she has devoted her career to working with internationally
      adopted
      children and their families. As a woman born and educated through
      college in
      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
      speaker
      on
      adoption and child welfare. Recipient of the "Friends of Children"
      award
      from North American Council on Adoptable Children, she has served on
      the
      Board and has been past president of Joint Council on International
      Children
      's Services.

      Copies of the book, $16.95 each plus shipping $4.50* prepaid, may be
      ordered
      from SunriseVentures@....



      * For shipping outside of U.S., please contact us.
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