Finding the Yellow Brick Road: Adoptees' Stories of Truth, Love, and Self-Discovery

Finding the Yellow Brick Road: Adoptees' Stories of Truth, Love, and Self-Discovery

by Jeffrey LaCure

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Overview

Whether you are an adoptive parent, birth parent, or an adoptee, the process of adoption leaves its legacy on all involved. This collection of stories and essays offers heartfelt insights into the journey of growing up adopted. As a psychologist, social worker, and adoptee, Dr. Jeffrey LaCure is no stranger to the unique challenges and joys that come with raising a child through adoption. Finding the Yellow Brick Road will move and inspire readers as they explore these compelling and thoughtful stories, sprinkled with grace, honesty, and powerful self-reflection.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781684017041
Publisher: Mascot Books
Publication date: 11/06/2018
Pages: 136
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Born in Frankfurt, Germany, Dr. Jeff LaCure is a psychologist, clinical social worker, and proud father of four, who has been a powerful and influential voice in the world of adoption and child welfare for over 30 years. Dr. LaCure presents nationally on a wide variety of topics such as adoption, loss, and child welfare. He is on the graduate counseling psychology faculty at Cambridge College and is the founder and director of The New England Center for Adoption Support and Family Counseling with offices in Grafton, Sudbury, and Andover, Massachusetts. He has collaborated with renowned author Michael Tougias (The Finest Hours), to co-author A Father’s Advice, With Love: A G.P.S. For Millennials. Dr. LaCure’s other publications include Adopted Like Me, Raising Our Children’s Children, Room in the Heart, and most recently, Hormones, Hair Elastics, and Helmets: The Art and Science of Successfully Coaching Female Athletes. Finding the Yellow Brick Road: Adoptees' Stories of Truth, Love, and Self-Discovery is Dr. LaCure’s eighth book.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments v

Foreword Dale Eldridge Raquel Woodard ix

Introduction Dr. Jeff LaCure xi

It Doesn't Bother Me Dr. Jeff LaCure 1

Are You Wearing Your Ruby Slipped? Dr. Jeff LaCure 4

Belonging: An Aadoptee's Story Richard S. Matteson 7

I Will Never be the President Dr. Jeff LaCure 12

It's Just a Name Dr. Jeff LaCure 15

Search Journal T. Michael Hartman 17

The Absence of Choice Lyn 21

In the Best Interest of the Child Dr. Jeff LaCure 23

This Familiar Stranger Caroline Crocker 27

Dove Tale Jean Duve 29

Wanting lit Know J.H. 31

How Does It Feel? Maryann Claton-Yautrinot 37

How Would I Have Known? Michealle Larkins 39

The Hidden Castle Peter F. Dodds 43

Growing Up Adopted Joan Goldfarb 49

My Journey Baby Girl B. 51

Happy with Who I Am Eddy LaCure 61

My Brother's Story Dr. Jeff LaCure 62

My Cousin Bruce Malcolm H. Lee 65

Dear Robert James Anonymous 67

Wasn't I Good Enough? Malcolm B. Lee 69

A Whole Person Keith J. Costa 73

Looking in the Rearview Mirror John G. Greene 77

The Group, Endings, and Goodbyes Dr. Jeff LaCure 80

Portrait of a Family: My Legacy Madison "G.O" :LaCure 85

Remembering Dr. Jeff LaCure 88

I Don't Remember the First Time Dr. Jeff LaCure 103

Epilogue Dr. Jeff LaCure 111

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