Relative Origins: Famous Foster and Adopted People

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Each year roughly 150,000 children are adopted in the United States. There are approximately 2 million adopted children under the age of 18. Although about most are adopted by relatives, and most work out well, many children still harbor fears or concerns about being different or even abandoned.

Anxiety is normal, but to help adopted children, and their parents, put aside those fears and go on to lead the most productive lives possible, the authors compiled this book of more ...

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Overview

Each year roughly 150,000 children are adopted in the United States. There are approximately 2 million adopted children under the age of 18. Although about most are adopted by relatives, and most work out well, many children still harbor fears or concerns about being different or even abandoned.

Anxiety is normal, but to help adopted children, and their parents, put aside those fears and go on to lead the most productive lives possible, the authors compiled this book of more than a hundred famous adopted individuals. From champion athletes, authors, and actors, to scientists and salesmen, teachers and preachers, Relative Origins provides examples of adopted children who went on to lead happy and successful lives.

For most readers it will serve to show that adopted children are no different than the rest of us; for adopted children themselves the book provides examples and role models of people who conquered their fears, and that if they have confidence in themselves there is nothing they cannot accomplish.

Some famous adopted people were:

Edward Albee
Sir Alexander Bustamante
George Washington Carver
Jacqueline Cochran
William Lloyd Garrison
Evonne Goolagong
Alexander Hamilton
Scott Hamilton
John Lennon
Hugh Leonard
Gregory Louganis
Lue Gim Gong
Catherine McCauley
James Albert Michener
Carlos Montezuma
Moses
Jim Palmer
Edgar Allan Poe
Eleanor Roosevelt
Sir Henry Morton Stanley
R. David Thomas
Maria von Trapp
Edgar Wallace
Phillis Wheatley
Daniel Hale Williams
George Hamilton
Gordon Aberdeen
Jean Le Rond d'Alembert
Josephine Antoine
Aristotle
Ingrid Bergman
John Green Brady
Angie Elizabeth Brooks
Rosie Casals
Catherine I
Nicolas SebastienRoche Chamfort
Jean Baptiste Charbonneau
Edward Day Collins
Countée Porter Cullen
Dalai Lama
Alexandra Danilova
Peter Duchin
Peter Francisco
Sir Matthew Hale
John Hancock
Deborah Ann Harry
"Blondie" Singer
Joseph Haydn
Lemuel Haynes
Herbert Hoover
Langston Hughes
Stonewall Jackson
Steven Paul Jobs
Frederick Mckinley Jones
Benito Ju&#225:rez
Edmund Kean
Rudyard Kipling
John Mercer Langston
Robert Laurent
Malcolm X
Nelson Mandela
Harry Martinson
Stan Mikita
Marilyn Monroe
Anthony Newley
Gabriel Pascal
Pierre Esprit Radisson
Harold Robbins
John Baptist Rossi
Jean Jacques Rousseau
William Tecumseh Sherman
Vishwanath Pratap Singh
Robyn Smith
Dame Kiri (Janette) Te Kanawa
Giovanni Battista Tiepolo
Leo Tolstoy
Francois Truffaut
Maxime Weygand
Flip Wilson
Louisa May Alcott
Mildred Ames
Frank Baum
Anne Bernays
Rose Blue
David Budbill
Frances Hodgson Burnett
Betsy Cromer Byars
Helen Fern Daringer
Charles Dickens
Judith Guest
Nan Hayden
Roberta Hughey
Louis L'Amour
Rutgers van der Loeff
George Eliot
Lucy Maud Montgomery
Thomas Meehan
Eleanor Porter
Jim Razzi (adapter)
Ovida Sebestyen
Roberta Silman
Mark Twain
Jean Webster
T. H. White

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780894202865
  • Publisher: National Book Co./ERA Learning
  • Publication date: 10/1/1992
  • Pages: 201
  • Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 8.10 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

I. Introduction
II. Highlighted Biographies Edward Albee: Pulitzer Prize winning Playwright
Sir Alexander Bustamante: Prime Minister of Jamaica
George Washington Carver: Scientist
Jacqueline Cochran: Aviator
William Lloyd Garrison: Abolitionist
Evonne Goolagong: World Tennis Champion
Alexander Hamilton: First U.S. Secretary of the Treasury
Scott Hamilton: Olympic Skater
John Lennon: Singer/Songwriter
Hugh Leonard: Irish Author
Gregory Louganis: Olympic Diver
Lue Gim Gong: The Orange Wizard
Catherine McCauley: Founder of the Sisters of Mercy
James Albert Michener: Bestselling Novelist
Carlos Montezuma: Indian Doctor
Moses: Receiver of the Ten Commandments
Jim Palmer: Baseball Player
Edgar Allan Poe: American Author
Eleanor Roosevelt: First Lady of the World
Sir Henry Morton Stanley: Explorer
R. David Thomas: Founder of Wendy's International
Maria von Trapp: Singer and Refugee from Nazi Germany
Edgar Wallace: Novelist
Phillis Wheatley: Black Poet of the American Revolution
Daniel Hale Williams: History-Making Surgeon
III. Brief Biographies George Hamilton-Gordon Aberdeen: British Prime Minister
Jean Le Rond d'Alembert: Mathematician and Philosopher
Josephine Antoine: Opera Singer
Aristotle: Greek Philosopher
Ingrid Bergman: Actress
John Green Brady: Governor of Alaska
Angie Elizabeth Brooks: Government official, diplomat, lawyer
Rosie Casals: Tennis Star
Catherine I: Empress of Russia
Nicolas Sebastien-Roche Chamfort: Playwright, Conversationalist
Jean Baptiste Charbonneau: Mountainman, guide
Edward Day Collins: Educator
Countée Porter Cullen: American Poet
Dalai Lama: Spiritual and Temporal Ruler of Tibet
Alexandra Danilova: Ballerina
Peter Duchin: Pianist
Peter Francisco: Revolutionary War Hero
Sir Matthew Hale: Lord Chief Justice of England
John Hancock: Signer of the U.S. Declaration of Independence
Deborah Ann Harry, "Blondie" Singer
Joseph Haydn: Austrian Composer
Lemuel Haynes: Minuteman/Clergyman
Herbert Hoover: 31st U.S. President
Langston Hughes: Poet
Stonewall Jackson: Confederate General
Steven Paul Jobs: Cofounder, Apple Computer
Frederick Mckinley Jones: Inventor
Benito Juárez: National Hero and President of Mexico
Edmund Kean: English Actor
Rudyard Kipling: English Author
John Mercer Langston: Black leader, Educator, Diplomat
Robert Laurent: Sculptor
Malcolm X: Militant Black Leader
Nelson Mandela: South African Political Leader
Harry Martinson: Nobel Prize for Literature
Stan Mikita: Hockey Player
Marilyn Monroe: Actress
Anthony Newley: Actor, Director, Writer, Singer, Composer
Gabriel Pascal: Film Director
Pierre Esprit Radisson: French Explorer and Fur Trader
Harold Robbins: Bestselling Novelist
John Baptist Rossi: Saint
Jean Jacques Rousseau: French writer and Philosopher
William Tecumseh Sherman: Civil War General
Vishwanath Pratap Singh: Prime Minister of India
Robyn Smith: Jockey
Dame Kiri (Janette) Te Kanawa: Opera Singer
Giovanni Battista Tiepolo: Italian Painter
Leo Tolstoy: Russian Novelist
Francois Truffaut: French Film Critic and Director
Maxime Weygand: Commanderinchief of Allied Armies
Flip Wilson: Comedian
IV. Foster and Adopted Children in Fiction Louisa May Alcott: Little Men
Mildred Ames: Foster Home
Frank Baum: The Wizard of Oz
Anne Bernays: Growing Up Rich
Rose Blue: Seven Years From Home
David Budbill: Bones on Black Spruce Mountain
Frances Hodgson Burnett: The Secret Garden
Betsy Cromer Byars: The Pinballs
Helen Fern Daringer: Adopted Jane
Charles Dickens: David Copperfield
Judith Guest: Second Heaven
Nan Hayden: Joe Bean
Roberta Hughey: Radio City
Louis L'Amour: Reilly's Luck
Rutgers van der Loeff: Children on the Oregon Trail
George Eliot: Silas Marner
Lucy Maud Montgomery: Anne of Green Gables
Thomas Meehan: Annie
Eleanor Porter: Pollyanna
Jim Razzi (adapter): Pinoccio
Ovida Sebestyen: Far From Home
Roberta Silman: Somebody Else's Child
Mark Twain: Tom Sawyer
Jean Webster: Daddy Long Legs
T. H. White: The Once and Future King,
V Afterword
VI Bibliography
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