Praise From Readers...
"YOU WILL BE CAPTIVATED AND DISCOVER THE TRUE MEANING BEHIND "FAMILY".The difficulties from Vance are candid and from the heart. Hope and healing permeate this work from the very beginning."-- LuAnn Harney
"I WAS ENTHRALLED FROM THE OPENING PAGES.Janine's story is a deeply revealing look at the innermost thoughts of a younger Janine as her life was beset by tradegy and she was forced to question her most firmly held beliefs. It was both entertaining and enlightening in a way I would have never imagined. I could not help but feel her pain, her love and the profound ironies she encountered." --Kelly Creso
"I GOT REALLY ADDICTED TO READING JANINE'S BOOK.It was fascinating and worth my time. It opened up a totally different world for me that I would have never known and made me think about a lot of things." -- Kanae Wada-Norton
"WHAT A BEAUTIFULLY WRITTEN BOOK.There is joy between these twin girls because they have good spirits in each other, but there is also undeserved heartache and pain. This isn't fiction. More people need to understand this real life for some adoptees. Bravo for this book!
It is so unique, compelling, refreshing, and eye-opening. The honesty in which you wrote this book is greatly appreciated.Yvonne Palmer, adoptive mother of 3 boys
"The Search for Mother Missing is a great example of the complexity international adoptees learn to live through,with all its many obstacles and challenges, sorting through meager truths, half-truths and lies. Janine has done a wonderful job in presenting so many facets of the adoptee culture and allowing the reader a certain closeness so we may vicariously experience her journey through her eyes."–-Thomas Park Clement 2007
As a Korean Adoptee, and an aspiring author, it is important to me to learn about other adoptees stories, international adoption and our "motherland". I learned more about Korea and International adoption from this book than I've ever learned in 36 years of life. The information was really enlightening. So much of what I was told or assumed as a child about Korea was not true. So much of what I suspected as I've gotten older was true.–-An Amazon Reader
Janine, it was such a joy reading your book, “The Search for Missing Mother”.
It is so unique, compelling, refreshing, and eye-opening. The honesty in which you wrote this book is greatly appreciated.
I just want you to know that God loves you unconditionally, and He has great plans for your life. It’s imperative that you continue to write as He inspires you. There are people waiting for a word, a phrase, a sentence, or something to grasp their attention. And as soon as that lightbulb moment hits them, their lives will never be the same (after reading and hearing your message of hope). They will be delivered and set free. People are walking around with a lot of hurt, pain, emotional wounds, and scars. I am a mother of 3 adopted boys and I know some of the things they struggle with. Janine, you were born for this, so please keep writing to inspire and encourage us. Whatever is birthed in your heart cannot be denied. There’s much more in you waiting to be unleashed. I am so thankful for you and Jenette. You are two of the most beautiful, sweet, caring, and loving people. Love and blessings!
–Yvonne Palmer, adoptive mother of 3 boys
The "Unknown" Culture Club:
Korean Adoptees, Then and Now
"AN EMOTIONALLY CHARGED, POWERFUL EYE-OPENERabout the international adoption industry! Add it to your multi-cultural library." --Frederick Su, An American Sin
"...I AM COMPLETELY BLOWN AWAY (AGAIN) AT THE BREATHING SCOPE OF VOICES.I am so thoroughly moved. If ONLY this book had been available to me to read when I was a much younger adoptee in the depth of pain and lost in the adoption fog and fear..." Trace A DeMeyer
"GREAT WORKS OF LITERARY ART FROM THE KOREAN ADOPTED COMMUNITYthat form a collage of life experiences and perceptions, in the form of stories, micro biographies and poetry. Very well written and upholstered entries from all participants. This is a great compendium to which the reader can dip in and out of. Good for long and short journeys by bus, car, train, plane. Take as little or as much ad you want. Highly recommended." --James Sedonne
THE ADOPTEE VOICE IS ALL TOO OFTEN SILENCEDThis is a powerful and important read for all. The adoptee voice is all too often silenced, and it can literally be life of death for some to be heard and seen." -- A reader from Amazon
"IT IS IMPERATIVE FOR US TO AS A SOCIETY...if we are concerned with the lives and care of our most vulnerable children, to hear from adults who were adopted. As we continue to import and export children to meet a demand for adoption, it behooves us to ask why many in the adoption community are less than enthralled with a process that was supposed to help them and improve their lives." Mirah Riben, Researching, writing & speaking about the adoption industry since 1979. Author of THE STORK MARKET: America’s Multi-Billion Dollar Unregulated Adoption Industry & Huffiington Post
VOICES FROM ADOPTIONLAND
Janine is the creator of the rEvolutionary "Adoptee" Collective, nine books (plus a bonus book) on adoption that gifts the reader with a global look at adoption based on twenty years of research and forty-plus years of experience, ultimately leading to information, solidarity, and empowerment.
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