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Young Adults and Addiction: The Benefits of Inpatient Care

For many young people, drug use and experimentation is a rite of passage of sorts. However, experimenting with drugs and alcohol is far from harmless, and can often result in lifelong...

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Susan Soon-Keum Cox

Susan Soon-Keum Cox

Adoptee and the vice president of public policy and external...

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Ken Mullner

Ken Mullner

An adoptive parent and executive director of the National...

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Adam Pertman

Adam Pertman

Executive director of the Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute...

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Adam Pertman

A parent of two adopted children and former reporter for The Boston Globe, Pertman was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize for his writing about adoption. He now serves as executive director of Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute, and is the author of Adoption Nation: How the Adoption Revolution Is Transforming America.
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David Brodzinsky, Ph.D.

Brodzinsky is co-author of The Psychology of Adoption and a professor of developmental and clinical psychology at Rutgers University. He is also director of the Rutgers Foster Care Counseling Project.
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Jayne Schooler

Schooler is the author of The Whole Life Adoption Book, Telling the Truth to Your Adopted or Foster Child, and Journeys After Adoption.
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Joyce Maguire Pavao

Pavao is the founder and CEO of the Center for Family Connections, Adoption Resource Center and Family Connections Training Institute, all in Cambridge, MA. Additionally, she is an adopted person and the author of The Family of Adoption.
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Julie Jarrell Bailey

An adoptive mother of three special needs children, as well as a reunited birth mother, Bailey is the primary co-author of The Adoption Reunion Survival Guide: Preparing Yourself for the Search, Reunion and Beyond
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Kathleen Silber

Silber is associate executive director of the Independent Adoption Center since 1988, the largest, full, open-adoption agency in the United States. She also is the author of Dear Birthmother and Children of Open Adoption.
Posted: 12/18/2007 10:59 AM EST more »

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Ken Mullner

Mullner is executive director of The National Adoption Center and is an adoptive father. His previous experience includes 14 years as executive director of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. But, after adopting a daughter and feeling as though it was an experience that changed his life, he decided he wanted to work in the field of adoption.
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