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About Janine Vance
Janine Vance has served as her adoptive father's primary caregiver since 1984 when he survived a devastating traumatic brain injury while hang-gliding and had to learn to walk and talk again. Since the age of twelve, Janine continued to care for her dad until the pandemic hit and circumstances drastically changed into 2020. Always a loyal and loving daughter for almost 50 years, Janine gives much of the credit for the creation and completion of more than a dozen books and nine feature-length screenplays to her father, whom she elected as her "in-house" editor and publisher since she began her writing hobby in 1997. Allen just turned 90 in 2020!
Reverend Dr. Janine Vance followed her father's footsteps in the study of Metaphysical Science and Philosophy but specialized in Conscious-Centered Living. She used her intuition and instincts for the development and design of her books. She officially retired from writing in 2020.
Vance's favorite charitable cause: Like Rev. Dr. Allen Louis Vance, Rev. Dr. Janine is an advocate of Against Child Trafficking. She and her twin cofounded the Adoption Truth and Transparency Worldwide Network (ATTWN) in 2011 one of the largest international adoptee-led forums on social media. Most members were adopted within the United States, but the group also includes overseas families separated-by-adoption and parents-of-loss. Janine's primary concern for the rest of her life will be to give attention to abused adoptees and hold adoption traffickers accountable for crimes against indigenous, local, and global families.
Like fellow domestic and overseas adult-adoptees from a 2019 preliminary "Only in Adoption" poll, Vance refuses to tolerate child trafficking as a justifiable means to formulate "forever families" even if the Scouters claim to be evangelicals and "working for God." Vance plans to continue to support innate human-rights-based organizations and alliances that monitor and investigate proselytizing child traffickers.
Reverend Dr. Janine has been happily married for about thirty years and has two grown daughters.
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This book may seem like a typical all-American adoption story, but added issues make it unique. In 1984 the protagonist's father, a former aerospace engineer and church leader, survives a 100-foot fall while hang gliding. Of course, according to the author, the accident was the worst thing that could have happened to the near-perfect all-American family—especially since she is watching from the eyes of a twelve-year-old.
The father must learn how to live with his unwelcomed physical disability while coping with trauma and unusual (and usual) ever-changing circumstances. But he's not yet willing to accept his new identity! He would depend on his adopted daughters' concern over his well-being into the unknown future. Additional secrets and burdens contribute to the rocky journey.
The author writes about her childhood and of helping her father recover, and it becomes the central premise of Americanized '72. At the same time, she attempts to manage her own unique but also universal growing pains, mostly during the 1980s. Anyone navigating family relationships and the misunderstandings that come with the territory—whether American or not—will be able to identify with this family's challenging dynamics.
The uplifting conclusions surprised not only the protagonists but the readers of this book!
The intent of this book is to inspire and uplift anyone who has been removed from their biological family to know that there is a community of like-minded individuals who've experienced the same circumstances. The book was awarded Gold in the genre of Young Adult Nonfiction by the Readers’ Favorite book club and ranked first in the genre of Action and Adventure by Top Shelf Books. This novel is partly inspired by events as remembered; however, some names, persons, characters, and dates have been changed and/or fictionalized. The authors and publishing companies are not responsible for any resemblance of these character names to actual persons, living or deceased.
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