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Korean adult adoptees speak out in this anthology. Through memories, reflections, and poetry, adoptees speak to the range of issues that accompany adoption: feelings of belonging and difference, self and other, culture and accomodation, love and loss. We now know that it is in late adolescence and young adulthood that many adoptees move full-tilt into struggling with these issues. These writings offer a wonderful tool to help adoptees move through the process.
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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 who has devoted her career to working with international adoptees and their families, she also offers an invaluable perspective as a Korean woman born and educated through college in Korea. She is a frequent presenter at professional conferences and adoptive parent meetings on cross-cultural issues, parenting, and various aspects of 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 "Friend of Children" award from North American Council on Adoptable Children, she has served on the Board and been past president of Joint Council on Inernational Children's Services.
Twenty six Korean adult adoptees contributed their stories. They are: Kathleen Bergquist, Mi Ok Song Bruining, Kara Carlisle, Thomas Park Clement, Laura Cromey, Hwa Sun Diaz, Kate Hers, Jung-Hoe Hopgood, Sunny Jo, Peter Kearly, Lee Lind, Stephen Morrison, Robert Ogburn, Shannon O'Neill, Dominic Pangborn, Susanne Penner, Jo Rankin, Christine Jones Regan, Asia Renning, Mark Rodgers, Paull Shin, Mary Lee Vance, Geoffrey van Veen, Rebecca Waybill, Yang Kwi Hwa, and Michelle Zebrowski.Review:
After the Morning Calm is particularly suited for the younger reader. This was one of the goals of the editors. -- William Drucker, to be published
These women and men express a range of perspectives as they boldly and honestly reveal their lives as adopted Koreans. -- Amy Harp, May, 2002
Truthful and easy to read, "After the Morning Calm" raises concerns all Korean adoptees share. -- Min Ji Ng, FAIR Magazine, Spring, 2002
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