Chicken Soup for the Adopted Soul: Stories Celebrating Forever Families

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Health Communications, Incorporated, Dec 25, 2007 - Family & Relationships - 365 pages
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Chicken Soup for the Adopted Soul will touch your heart with stories of finding and creating families. From tales about international orphaned babies and children who spent years in the foster-care system to those who were adopted at birth, this very special compilation conveys the true meaning of unconditional love.

Read a moving letter from a birth mother to her son explaining how difficult it was to give him up when she didn't have the means to care for him, how she still thinks about him often, and how she will always love him. Read stories from now-grown children and even those from the Vietnam Operation Babylift in 1975. Through their stories, you will delight in meeting happy, well-adjusted, grateful members of families and society.

Find hope in stories of infertile couples who are given the gift of parenthood, adopted children who thrive and find joy in life, and older couples given a second chance at family. Chicken Soup for the Adopted Soul provides insight into what adoption is all about and what it's really like to be adopted. Share in our celebration of the lives of adopted children who found forever families and parents who found forever love.

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Review: Chicken Soup for the Adopted Soul

User Review  - Patti - Christianbook.com

Chicken Soup for the Adopted Soul is full of touching stories by a variety of different people who have been part of the adoption process. I shared this book with my husband, who is adopted, and he ... Read full review

Review: Chicken Soup for the Adopted Soul: Stories Celebrating Forever Families (Chicken Soup for the Soul)

User Review  - Shannon - Goodreads

One of the lamer Chicken Soup for the Soul books if you can believe it. Even for someone who is an admitted mush this book is so full of sacharine that it makes you gag. Read full review

About the author (2007)

Jack Canfield Jack Canfield earned his Bachelor's of Arts from Harvard and a Master's degree from the University of Massachusetts. he also has an honorary doctorate from the University of Santa Monica. Canfield has been a high school and university teacher, a workshop facilitator, a psychotherapist and a leading authority in the area of self esteem and personal development for approximately 30 years. Canfield is the founder and co-creator of the Chicken Soup for the Soul book series, which has over 36 titles, 53 million copies in print and is translated into over 32 languages. He is the founder of Self Esteem Seminars in Santa Barbara, California, which trains entrepreneurs, educators, corporate leaders and employees in how to accelerate achievement. Canfield is also the founder of the Foundation for Self Esteem which provides self esteem resources and training for social workers, welfare recipients and Human Resource professionals. Some of his clients include Virgin Records, Sony Pictures, Merrill Lynch, Caldwell Banker, Federal Express, Bergen Brunswig Pharmaceuticals and the American Alzheimers Association. In 1987, Canfield was appointed by the California Legislature to the California Task Force to Promote Self Esteem and Personal and Social Responsibility. He is the co-founder of the National Association for Self Esteem, and a member of the association for Holistic Education, as well as the National Association for for Self Esteem, where he was also a past member of the Board of Trustees and the recipient of the 1993 National Leadership Award. He is also a member of the National Staff Development Council and the National Speakers Association. In 1989, Canfield was awarded the Certified Speaking Professional designation, an honor that is held by less than 5% of NSA's membership. In 1997, he was nominated by three of NSA's past presidents for the coveted CPAE designation. Canfield has appeared on such television shows as Oprah, The Today Show, 20/20, Eye to Eye, the NBC Nightly News and the BBC.

Mark Victor Hansen Mark Victor Hansen has been helping people reshape their personal vision of what's possible for themselves for over 26 years. Hansen's keynote messages of possibility and opportunity have helped create powerful changes in more than 2 million people in 38 countries. He has appeared on such as television shows as Oprah, CNN, Eye to Eye and The Today Show and been interviewed in Time, US News and World Report, USA Today, The New York Times and Entrepreneur Magazine. He is perhaps most well know for his position as co-editor for the "Chicken Soup for the Soul" series of books. Hansen has been called one of the "Top 10 Greatest Motivational Speakers." He's been inducted into the highly acclaimed circle of Horatio Alger recipients because of the path his life has taken.

LeAnn Thieman, L.P.N., has been a nurse for thirty-one years. Her story of helping to rescue three hundred babies as Vietnam fell was featured in Chicken Soup for the Mother's Soul , and she has written stories for seven other Chicken Soup books.

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