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About Janine Myung Ja
Janine is the curator of anthologies, consisting of narratives from real adopted people. Many adoptee-rights activists and past families (separated-by-adoption) refer to transracial adoption as modern-day colonialism and imperialism perpetuated by the religious right against poor vulnerable families. Massive profits have been made under the guise of "providing a service for children." Behind the scenes, the child's true identity is altered, and they are prevented from reuniting with immediate and extended biological family even into the individual's elder years. But, of course, the adoption facilitators don't want you to know this. They want you to see adoption from their marketing campaigns that have paid off for generations.
Janine is the cofounder of Adoption Truth & Transparency Worldwide Network. According to a recent survey, 100% of all adult adoptees believe that the adoption contract should also include the child -the individual most affected by adoption--and no longer only between the paying applicant and the facilitator. The contract permanently severs all future ties with biological family and all of next-to-kin; therefore, the "adoptee" should also be included in the lifelong agreement.
Janine is an advocate for the work of Against Child Trafficking. Safeguard yourself against unethical adoption practices (what is now well-known as "child trafficking" or "child trafficking for the purpose of overseas adoption" among the adult transracial and international adoptee-community), and arm yourself with rare but pertinent information offered nowhere else except in private groups. Don't wait until a family member naively pays the adoption agency's nonrefundable application fee or the hidden costs that can run up to $50,000 or more, depending on the child's race. To protect yourself and others from the heartache of adoption trafficking, consider "Amazon gifting" Janine's "Adoption Books for Adults" to your friends, family, charities, and institutions.
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Who likes to be the bearer of bad news? No One. But, someone needs to do it. And, it takes guts—especially when the profiteers and their devotees need for you to be quiet, smile, and say thank you. If you complain, they will call you "negative," label you as "unable to bond," and oust you from the conversation. Read this book before it happens to someone you love. Information is Power.
Adoption: What You Should Know reveals surprising and necessary information needed before you consider adopting or relinquishing a child. If you are adopted, you will also find value in this book. It will give you deeper insight into your own adoption and global bird's eye view on the practice. Learn how the child movement began, spread, and why some domestic and international adult adoptees are against the practice today. Know more about the history and the industry than the professionals in the field. This unconventional history book has been called mind-blowing by fellow adoptee-rights activists. The main movements of children are organized into four sections and referred to as Orphan Ships (Europe), Orphan Trains (America), Orphan Planes (Asia), and Orphan Trafficking (Africa). This investigation by the co-founder of Adoption Truth & Transparency Worldwide Network, the largest adoptee-led group on social media, offers the information you need to make informed decisions about the practice. *NOTE: Previously sold as Adoption History 101: An Orphan's Research.
Contributors: Casper Andersen, Lily Arthur, Trace DeMeyer, Peter Dodds, Arun Dohle, Darelle Duncan, Erica Gehringer, Jeffrey Hancock, Bob Honecker, Cameron Horn, Tobias Hubinette, Sunny Jo Johnsen, Kristina Laine, Lakshmi, Tinan Leroy, Georgiana A. Macavei, Marion McMillan, Khara Nine, Colette Noonan, Cryptic Omega, Vanessa Pearce, Michael Allen Potter, Paul Redmond, Lucy Sheen, Joe Soll, Vance Twins and Daniel Ibn Zayd.
What are adopted people (adoptees) feeling and saying about adoption today? You will be surprised. Adopted people are diverse individuals with differing points of view, yet have been stigmatized into one type of people by the industry leaders. Even though we come from various backgrounds, we've been stereotyped as if all of us are somehow ungrateful if we don't show enough appreciation, labeled as if having Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD) when we don't bond as expected, or too negative when we push for answers. This little book proves that we are an assorted population with varying backgrounds, and we should not be reduced to the label of anti-this or anti-that when we ask questions—questions that make the industry uncomfortable. Rather, we should be given the right to ask questions about our background and even gain access to our adoption documents when we inquire. We have the right to ask questions—even if it makes adoption agencies uncomfortable. We should have the right to know if we have blood-related sisters and brothers, aunts, or uncles. None of us should have to go to our graves without having the opportunity to develop friendships with our next-of-kin—if we so wish. This book, containing excerpts from Janine's "Adoption Books for Adults" collection, is completely biased on the rights of adopted people and void of influence from adoption authorities.
Dear soul, tired of being required to be thankful because you're adopted? It is no accident you have found this book. While empowerment can feel messy at times, it is needed because the world desperately needs your strengthened and authentic self to shine. This book was written for that one special person able to recognize the need to recognize that powerful and connected force within.
If you're unable to get what you want out of life, take a look in the mirror. Who do you think you are? If you do not think you're at least one of the following: strong, perceptive, loved by many, amazing, adored, confident, joyful, enlightened, intuitive, supported, abundant, exciting, clever, interesting, engaging, and in-tune with your authentic self, you could be inadvertently sabotaging yourself. What if you were to imagine that you are much grander than they ever told you? What if you could imagine your identity to its fullest and grandest potential?
The thoughts within this writing recognize that, yes, toxic adoptive parenting does actually exist and can cause us harm and bad habits if we're not aware of it. And, no, the blame should not always be placed on the adopted child. This book offers a perspective based on equal-rights that have been ignored by evangelical groups shopping for children to "save." In contrast, this writing provides an Eastern view rooted in the Taoist way of nature, which appreciates who we are—as we are.
If you need to defend yourself against the control of adoptive parents and recover from a toxic environment led by authorities unwilling to see your innate goodness, or if you're tired of adoptive parents trying to "fix" you, these thoughts were written in support of you. (Maybe you don't need to be fixed.)
In 2019, 100% of all surveyed participants (from the private group Adoption Truth & Transparency Worldwide Network) believed that adopted people should have the right to search for their biological families if they wanted. If you agree, you will find value in this unique equal-rights stance based on the natural law of identity. Feel free to enjoy the process of acknowledging your true self and be uplifted while reading this book.
With over 20 years of dedicated writing and research, Rev. Dr. Janine Myung Ja, Philosophy, has released this book to elevate adoptee-rights activists in the endeavor to propose equal-rights for all. Standing in the face of doubt and discrimination, Janine stepped back from the controversy and went within. On this journey, she pioneered a path to emotional and cognitive independence and has once again provided the adoptee world with solid words of validation.