Adoptionland from orphans to activists

Ever wondered what it’s like to be adopted? This anthology begins with personal accounts and then shifts to a bird’s eye view on adoption from domestic, intercountry and transracial adoptees who are now adoptee rights activists. For many years, adopted people have just dealt with such matters alone, not knowing that all of us—as a community—have a great deal in common.

the unknown culture club

This collection serves as a tribute to adopted people sent all over the world. It has been hailed as the first book to give Korean adoptees the opportunity to speak freely since the pioneering of intercountry adoption after the Korean War. If you were adopted, you are not alone. These stories validate the experiences of everyone who has been ridiculed or outright abused, but have found the will to survive, thrive and share their tale.


At the age of thirty-two, the Vance twins leave American suburbia for a gathering of adult intercountry adopted people located in the heart of Seoul, South Korea. The twins use this opportunity to search for their Korean mother in a quest for answers about their origin, but they find out more than they ever wanted to know. Fill out the “Get In Touch” form below for your limited edition copy.

Adoption History 101

Has the global push for adoption, abandoned mothers worldwide? This book offers a summary of the inception and growth of the adoption industry, focusing on its roots and its never-ending, life-altering consequences (which has purposefully been kept from public awareness). For years, survivors of adoption-profiteering have been refused access to personal adoption documents which could lead them back to their families.

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Twins Found In A Box, Adapting To Adoption
The real miracle is not to walk either on water or in thin air but to walk on earth. —Thich Nhat Hanh

A month into seventh grade, my twin and I tiptoed into the hospital room to see Dad for the first time after his hang gliding accident. He was leaning against a sterile white pillow in a raised hospital bed facing us as we came in, appearing suddenly broken. The first thing I noticed were the bruises the colors of fallen autumn leaves which garnished his once healthy face. A black patch over his left eye hid the recent brain damage and part of his face smashed caused from the 100 foot descent through Dog Mountain’s towering fir trees, even forcing one of his eyeballs to rotate inward. He smiled when he saw us, but it was frail, and he looked like a foreigner. Prior to the injury, he worked as a systems engineer for thirty-plus years, and the job required him to be organized, demanding, and precise, ensuring that all the components involved would work together in confidential military projects. Here, the bedside chart documented his fragmented state, marking a permanent disability which would force the family into a new dimension: "Post-head-injury, altered mental state, verbal speech is present, however incomprehensible, upper torso tremor, and immobilized left arm." Trauma, which couldn’t be seen on the surface, included, "reduced ability to smell, some hearing loss, affected balance, reduced strength and short-term memory loss.” The doctor mentioned Dad’s upcoming hospital discharge scheduled for some time shortly after the New Year causing naive excitement to permeate the air. It would take a miracle to recover from this hard fall back to earth.

Jesusonian Foundation

"You will be captured by the story from the beginning... .The difficulties and struggles described by Vance are candid and from the heart. Hope and healing permeate this work despite the family issues of emotional abuse, multi-cultural adoption, challenging family relationships and disabilities. Their progress is recorded here with love and joy for the future." Lu Ann Harney

Twin Power

We Nurture Sensitive Souls


Janine is an author, screenwriter and Metaphysical minister. Her favorite activities include meditating and past life regression therapy. For fun she likes intuitive writing and interpreting dreams. Believing that everyone has at least one book inside, she enjoys assisting others with the writing of their personal stories. Her books can be found in the categories of social activism, minority studies, women’s history and intercountry adoption. To develop your intuition or for information on writing your life story, contact Janine by filling out the “Get In Touch” form below.
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The Twins

The Vance Twins are cofounders of “Adoption Truth and Transparency Worldwide Network'” and Janine compiled six books and seven screenplays depicting the “Orphan’s Evolutionary Journey.” The series consist of two memoirs, two anthologies, one historic look at adoption and finally on empowering the adopted person’s quest for social justice. In the effort to educate the public on the crisis of adoption trafficking and to support the work of Against Child Trafficking (ACT), the twins formed ACT USA.


Reiki Master, Jenette, has worked in the healthcare field for more than twenty years. During this time, she has felt her hands heat up while working with patients and she learned that this is called Reiki energy. She was told the heating of hands meant she was born to be a Reiki Master. She was then attuned by a practitioner from the direct lineage of Master Mikao Usui, the founder of the spiritual and complementary healing practice. Since then, she has given treatments to help to soothe and relax ultimately reducing stress. For a Reiki session, contact Jenette by filling out the “Get In Touch” form below.



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