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Adopt-A-Quote

Bridging the Adoption Experience
(A Collection of Feelings)

Compiled and edited by Lori Carangelo


A collection of feelings… because adoption has a language all of its own… Includes 300 adoption-related quotes, slogans, poems… alphabetical by subject… contributed by adoptees, parents, civil rights activists… and adopters… as well as famous people throughout history.

Available at Amazon for Kindle and iPAD or PC at Amazon.com/dp/B019LUI4VQ

CONTENTS (70+ pages when printed)

PREFACE - 1
ADOPTEES - 3

Loss of a Mother (Freud); Adoptees’ Questions (Brush); The Journey of the Adopted Self (Budd); Legacy of an Adopted Child (Unknown); I Wonder (Camper); Forgiveness; I Wonder, Too (Goad); The Person I Was Meant to Be;(Israelove) Fate (Einstein)

ADOPTERS - 11

One’s Children (Marquez); Not Your Children (Gibran); Adoption Spells (Budd); Whoever Raises an Orphan (Talmud); Ownership (Spence); Hayley (Thompson); Dreams (Anonymous)

ADOPTION - 13

If You Think the Adoption System is Fair (Unknown); Adoption Spells (Budd); Blood Ties (Foess); Unhealthy for Children (DelBalzo); Love Children (DelBalzo); One Sure Measure (Brace); Spirit of Adoption (Romans, The Bible); Voluntary Relinquishment (Aigner); Adoption Loss (Anonymous); Beliefs (Rickarby); Their Loud Say (Anonymous); Appono Astos (Celtic); Adoption Colonialism (Paton); Malpractice (Pannor); Institutionalized Denial (Murray); Child Stealing (Austin); Shortcut to Immigration (Gervich); How Far (Brace)

ADOPTION ACTIVISTS - 18

Paying Attention (Unknown); That Small Noisey Group (Pierce); Tireless Minority (Adams); The Unreasonable Man (Shaw); A Life Worthwhile (Einstein); Unpopular Views (Koppel); Free Groups (Hubbard); How a Visionary Works (Leary); All Things Are Possible (Buck); Things You Think You Cannot Do (Roosevelt); Timing Is Everything (Rae); Values (Asimov); Everything I Did (Warren); Vices (Taylor); More Than Once (Thatcher); "Impossible" (Buonaparte); No Matter Where You Go (Cubbage)

ANGER - 23

Anger" (Hoyer, Schafer, Hoehn)

CENSORSHIP - 24

Secrets of Government (Black); Right To Receive Information (Brennan)

CHILDREN - 25

On the Receiving End (Hubbard); Child’s Best Interests (Sorosky); How Children Live (Nolte); The Past Is Gone (Jacke)

CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE - 28

Every Immoral Law (Kervorkian)

CONTRACTS - 28

"Good Faith" (Carangelo); A Deal is a Deal (Rosichan)

DENIAL - 29

Between Heaven and Earth (Stone)

EXISTENCE - 30

Something In Us (Unknown)

FAMILY - 30

Immediate Family (Van Buren); Six Degrees of Separation (Guare)

FATHERS - 31

Being A Father (Busch); A Wise Father (Shakespeare); True Begotten Father (Shakespeare); A Happy Thing (Shakespeare); Sons anf Fathers (Homer)

FEAR - 32

What Men Fear Most (Russell); Do What You Fear (Emerson); Paranoia (Springfield); Running Away (Hemingway)

FREEDOM - 32

Freedom (Namier); Religious Persecution (Pascal)

GENEALOGY - 33

Bogus Genealogy (Claggett); Genealogy Research Facts (Bernstein)

HAPPINESS - 33

Happiness Is... (Bergman)

IDENTITY - 34

Names (May); Identity (Saniago); Counterfeit (Dickinson)’ What’s In A Name (Shakespeare)

ILLEGITIMATES - 36

No Illegitimates (Yanwich, MacIntyre, Douglas); Why Bastard? (Shalespeare); Fatherless, Not Illegitimate (Jeger); No Illegitmates (Hubbard); Illegitimate Son of God (Bell)

JUSTICE - 37

What Is More Important? (Garrison); If You Look Long Enough (Austin)

MARRIAGE - 38

Love or Marriage (Stevenson)

MOTHERS - 38

"Birth Mother" (Carangelo); Adoption Aborts the Mother (Unknown); Mother - A Loaded Word (Unknown); Why Does It Change? (Steinem); A Prison Without Bars (Unknown); Lizzie’s Wshes (Budd); They Said (Ganz); Little Did You Know (Budd); See You There (Wilson); Fair Game (Grant); Only A Love Song (Buckley); And When She Could No Longer Hide Him (Exodus, The Bible); Separation (Rushkin); Better to Have Had a Mother (Allen); Reunion of a Mother and Son (McCloud-Dowel)

ORPHANS - 48

They Could Be My People (Michener); Carry My Parent With Me (Hurston); An Orphan Weeps (Yiddish Proverb); A Unique Plan (Esther, The Bible); When My Mother Died (Blake); Treat the Orphan Justly (Jeremiah, The Bible); Someplace To Go, Someone To Love (Anonymous)

PARENTING - 50

First Half, Second Half (Simon)

PSYCHOLOGICAL - 50

A Child is a Human Being (Hubbard); Inability To Forgive (Bradshaw); Psychology Is Social Engineering (Paton); Technical Terms and Discretionary Powers (Cohen); Depression Is... (Buchwald); Love Them Anyway (Mother Theresa); On Being Crazy (Manson)

RELATIONSHIPS - 56

The Worst Punishment (Unknown); To Love and Be Loved (Viscott); Kind Words (Mother Theresa); Everybody is Somebody (Unknown); Kinship (Abrons, Rogers); Life is a Journey (Carangelo); Solitary (Williams); If You Love Something (Bach)

RIGHT TO KNOW - 56

More Important (Partridge); Inform Their Discretion (Jefferson); Sealed Records (Kaplan); Adoptee Rights Are Human Rights (Carangelo); When a Right is Not a Right (Cox); Playing Games (Brans); Better To Know (Mencken); Better To Know (Billings); Love Is Not a Felony (Bernhardt); Know Thyself (Delphi Oracle)

SEARCHING - 56

Blood Seeks Blood (Dusky); Impossible (Brandeis); You Don’t Have to Choose (Anonymous); Obstacles (Frankl); When One Door Is Shut (De Cervantes). The Past (Anonymous); The Past (Faulkner); Erased (Joiner)

SECRECY - 58

All Sins (Gandhi); Lost Race (Wolfe); The Mending Wall (Frost); Deception Sealed (Budd); Sooner or Later (Pulitzer); Secrecy Equals Deception (Charles); Instrument of Conspiracy (Bentham); Awareness (Moffett); Secrecy and Government (Miller); Corruption Thrives in Secret (Wilson); If They Don’t Know (Bok); Secrecy (Blake); No More Secrets (Snodgrass)

SIBLINGS - 63

Special Love (Unknown); Discovering A Brother (Wolfe); Sisters (Anonymous)

SUPPORT GROUPS - 64

When We Lived in Tribes (Steinem); It’s A Comfort (Kimbrough); Views (Anais Nin)

SURROGATES - 65

She Seemed to Think The Child Was Hers (Pollitt); Adoption is Surrogacy (DeAngelo); A "Deal Is A Deal" is Wrong (Rosenthal); Possession is Nine-Tenths the Law (Mann)

TRUTH - 67

The Truth (Jeremiah, John - The Bible); Truth, Like a Bastard (Milton)

ABOUT THE AUTHOR - 69

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