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Relative Origins: Famous Foster and Adopted People
     

Relative Origins: Famous Foster and Adopted People

by Maria Dever, Aileen Dever
 

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

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 Juá: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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780894202865
Publisher:
National Book Co./ERA Learning
Publication date:
10/01/1992
Pages:
201
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.50(d)

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