Content: Lebanon

Daniel Drennan ElAwar

A personal blog from an adoptee who returned to his birth country, Lebanon We are as splinters, expelled from the body. The corpus surrounds us, englobes us, and drives us out; it then returns to a state of “as if” we had never existed. Should we attempt return, we do not notice that the immune […]

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Deepa and the Mothers of Silence

Al Modon – Zeina Allouche Article Translated to English by Yara Zalzal   The quest for finding Deepa Darmasiri was poignant, indeed. What a sad picture it was, seeing her eaten up by all her hesitation, to finally gather the strength to reveal what she lived through. Her startled eyes, which talked about the sad […]

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The illegal adoptions of the Lebanese War

Equal Times, 26 Jan 2017 – by Emmanuel Haddad A fundamental rupture was preventing Christiane from moving forward in life, even though she did not really know why. Until one day, during a somewhat drunken night out, her best friend told her she had been adopted: “Your whole life is demolished within seconds. All your […]

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Children Belong in Families: Listening to the Voices of Adult Adoptees

Posted by Kelsey Nielsen  Jan 9 2015 As the church continues to grow more passionate about orphan care, we should be increasingly interested in conversations around best practice and how we can serve orphaned and vulnerable children well. The voices we often leave out of the conversation? The children themselves. We can talk best practice, theory, […]

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