Wagner, MHP, Mother
Dancing with Demons: The
devastation of losing a baby to adoption... the process of surrender. search and reunion.
The devastating aftermath of losing a baby to
adoption based on my working as a therapist within the adoption
community for over decade and my own personal experience as a mother of
Key to Symbols: A-1st Parent Realities, C- On Being Adopted, E - Search Ethics, F-Support Issues, G - Healing Concepts, H - Clinically Speaking, I- The Road Ahead, J - Other, S- Self Help
||Leslie Pate MacKinnon, Mother, MHP & Denise Carroll, Adoptee
||This Must Be Love: Presentation on Genetic
Attraction and how it is finally emerging into public view. A
first hand account of 'genetic attraction' will be
shared. Will close with the explosive implications
for today's reproductive technology
||Joe Soll, Adoptee, Author, MHP
||The separation of mother and child... the
profound effects on both
||Jean Provance, Adoptee, MHP
||Grieving the Unresolved: An
overview of dealing with the after effects of adoption loss and issues
such as unresolved grief and how to handle them.
||Nancy Nicholson, Adoptee
||The Adoptee and the Virgin Birth - A Paradox
:Many forms of fundamental Christianity are opposed to open records..A
look at the psycho-spiritual effects of alienation resulting from
non-disclosure. Why support of open records would be a truer expression
of love and faith
||Deb Blanchard, Mother, Educator
||The First Time Contact; Is It
Important? Oh my, YES! :How you make that initial contact
will determine how successful the reunion will be.
||Dianna Peterson Huszar, Mother
||Call me "Grand Mother.": We will explore the
experience of grand parenting after adoption.
||Rabekah Scott Heart, Adoptee
||Soul Revival for Adoptees - The Inner Re-union:
We can move beyond the coping person-ality, re-unite with, and be
guided by our inner being, to live an authentic and joyful life.
||Zara Phillips, Adoptee, Filmmaker, Singer
||A screening of the documentry 'Roots
Unknown' A discussion of will dissuss ter story and how the
film was made,then Q and A
** We would like to suggest that you use terms such as "mother," "natural mother," or "first mother"
(other examples are "parent," 'first father," "natural family," etc.) in presentations, as opposed to using "birth" prefixes.
(An increasing number of mothers of adoption loss and adoptees experience this prefix as offensive and oppressive). Thank you!