Adoption Combat Zone: Deceptions and Collateral Damage: Our True Story of International Adoption

Adoption Combat Zone: Deceptions and Collateral Damage: Our True Story of International Adoption

by Kathe Ray


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In Adoption Combat Zone the author takes you on a journey of her own personal adoption of four teenagers from Ukraine. From the deceptions and lies told by hosting agencies and while in country, to the trauma her family went through after bringing them home, you will find yourself sobbing, then angry, that such travesties take place, all in the name of helping children have a better future. Through the over 350 families who contributed their stories the reader realizes navigating the world of trauma children and teens is difficult at best and organizations who should support these families who have risked everything are the very organizations who contribute to the trauma. These problems with adoption are far more wide spread than most believe. Reading about confrontations with local law enforcement, child protective services, and even federal law enforcement with regards to human trafficking, this book will keep the reader glued to its pages to find out what happens next in this true story.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781732042605
Publisher: PurpleClothBooks
Publication date: 03/22/2018
Pages: 370
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Kathe Ray is a daughter of Yahweh, and serves Him first above all things. She is a Bible and motivational speaker, trainer, and an executive regional vice president, independent consultant, with Arbonne International. She has studied health and wellness, culinary arts, and nutrition for more than 20 years. Her hobbies include reading, writing, cooking, hiking and traveling. Her family is composed of her husband Tom, a blended family of ten children, four of whom were adopted as teenagers from Ukraine. She is a grandmother of seven.

Table of Contents

Families in Crisis

Our First International Adoption

Our Second Adoption

Recommendations for those thinking about adopting

Hosting Agencies

Adoption Agencies

Legalized Human Trafficking

Orphan Alcoholics

Orphan Psychopaths; liars and thieves

Biological Children/Teenagers - the effects on them

Fear and Guilt

Emotion Driven Decisions


Love and Abuse

Domestic Violence

Triangulation and Manipulation


Running Away

Adoptive Family PTSD

Neglect Charges

Child Protective Services (CPS) and other organizations

Hollywood Lies about Adoption

No Instant Relief


Resources to help orphans and families who have adopted

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