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Labours of love : Canadians talk about adoption

Author: Deborah A Brennan
Publisher: Toronto : Dundurn Press, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Adoption is not for the faint of heart. Labours of Love chronicles the journeys of Canadians who have overcome heartbreaking obstacles to become parents. Their stories are as diverse as our country, and span the borders of our world. While each account is unique in its own way, the stories are connected by the overwhelmingly commonality of the power of human connection."--Amazon.ca.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Deborah A Brennan
ISBN: 9781550028454 1550028456
OCLC Number: 227028872
Description: 272 p. : ill., ports. ; 21 cm.
Contents: The Families --
Paying It Forward / The Gilbert Family --
Our Red Thread / The Croteau Family --
Three Blessings / The Battellino Family --
Miracle Off Ice / Hayley Wickenheiser --
Prairie Dreams / The Mapstone Family --
Best Laid Plans / The Grabowski Family --
Jacob's Lesson / The Franz Family --
Fifty-Three Desperate Days / The Herst/Jackson Family --
The Chosen Ones / The Shields Family --
Destiny's Child / The Watling Family --
Divine Intervention / The Jordan Family --
Open Hearts / The Brown/Wingrove, Wannan, and Foley Families --
Perfect Harmony / Jeff Healey --
Finding Diana / The Brennan Family --
Take Two / The Smits/Mclean Family --
To Russia with Love / The Smith/Sullivan and Havel/Anderson Families --
Hand in Hand / The Gerrits Family --
And Baby Makes Three / The Drouin/Bolton Family --
The Next Chapter / The Park Family --
Daddy and Papa / The Kaiser/Carter Family --
The Professionals --
Sandra Scarth --
Lynn Fearn Stewart --
Wilma Burke, Bachelor of Social Work --
Michael Blugerman --
Brenda McCreight --
Michael Grand, PhD --
Marilyn Churley --
Letter to Prospective Adoptive Parents from a Birthmother --
App. A. Entrustment Ceremony --
Glossary of Adoption Terms Used in Canada --
Canadian Adoption Organizations, Websites and Resources --
Provincial Adoption Agencies and Government Links --
Adoption Books, Magazines, and Newsletters.
Responsibility: Deborah A. Brennan.

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"Adoption is not for the faint of heart. Labours of Love chronicles the journeys of Canadians who have overcome heartbreaking obstacles to become parents. Their stories are as diverse as our country, and span the borders of our world. While each account is unique in its own way, the stories are connected by the overwhelmingly commonality of the power of human connection."--Amazon.ca.

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