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Adoptee Limelight – Spotlighting Michael Rocco

BIO: Michael Rocco is the birth/pen name of an American writer and social scientist currently working in the area of adoption trauma and mental health. His previous research and writing focused on the mental health and adjustment of racial and ethnic minorities in the US. He has published widely in peer-reviewed academic journals and has… Continue reading Adoptee Limelight – Spotlighting Michael Rocco

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Adoptee Limelight – Spotlighting Daryl Fuller

Daryl Fuller of Adelaide, South Australia BIO: Daryl Fuller, I'm 52, married to my wife Michelle for 28 years, and have three children, Harrison 23, Danielle 20, and Annabelle 12. They are the reason I get up every day! I'm a 1st Class Sheetmetal Worker by trade and also a 1st Class Welder by trade,… Continue reading Adoptee Limelight – Spotlighting Daryl Fuller

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Adoptees Connect, Inc. Teams Up with Rebecca Sansom, Filmmaker for Reckoning with the Primal Wound

The last week was a whirlwind as we launched our first Annual Adoptee Remembrance Day – October 30th. The day went out with a bang, and our message was delivered worldwide as the truths in adoption were brought to light. In the days leading up to Adoptee Remembrance Day, we were notified that the premier… Continue reading Adoptees Connect, Inc. Teams Up with Rebecca Sansom, Filmmaker for Reckoning with the Primal Wound

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This Adoptee Life on Adoptee Remembrance Day – October 30th

https://videopress.com/v/GevmEmuB?controls=false&preloadContent=metadata I am 9 years old when the guilt sets in.When I learn that there’s no room for me to talk about my feelings.When I learn that no one will listen.When I learn that no one is there to hold space for me. I am 14 years old when I stand in the bathroom, stare… Continue reading This Adoptee Life on Adoptee Remembrance Day – October 30th

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China’s Children International on Adoptee Remembrance Day – October 30th

On Adoptee Remembrance Day 2020, we honor and remember adoptees who have lost their lives, experienced violence and abuse, and to those who are still struggling with mental health. Being an adoptee is a lifelong journey, one that is fraught with trauma, struggles, and resilience. To our community members, please know you are not alone.… Continue reading China’s Children International on Adoptee Remembrance Day – October 30th

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Adoptees On on Adoptee Remembrance Day – October 30th

As I write, I’m already tearing up. That’s very like me, I am a crier and I naturally feel big feelings. I have struggled with depression and suicidal ideation on and off since I was ten. I made my first suicide plan when I was twelve.  What’s bringing emotions to the surface for me now… Continue reading Adoptees On on Adoptee Remembrance Day – October 30th

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Promoting Adoptee Remembrance Day – October 30th, 2020

Everyone has a role to play within Adoptee Remembrance Day. We're hoping a wide variety of individuals will participate in our very first Annual Adoptee Remembrance Day - October 30th event. October 30th, 2020 is going to be a day like never before and we're excited we have so many supporters who want to take… Continue reading Promoting Adoptee Remembrance Day – October 30th, 2020

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Adoptees Connect: In Our Own Words – Introducing Meredith McCullough

So glad to get a chance to talk to you a little bit, Meredith! Could you start by giving me a little background about yourself?  Well, I'm originally from a small town in Western Massachusetts. I moved to Northern Virginia in 2005 after college and have been here ever since. I have an event planning… Continue reading Adoptees Connect: In Our Own Words – Introducing Meredith McCullough