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    The Infant of Prague has been in service for over 30 years. Founded by priests and lay people affiliated with the Catholic Diocese of Fresno, it is state and federally funded. The organization is ran by an Executive Board of Directors that oversee it, as it is a non-profit. While this organization helps Central California each county has its own structure; Executive Director, Office Manager, Business Manager and Social Work staff. Its devotion stressed special blessings for children and…

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    fact that he had just lost his job and they were barely making it with the children they already had. They knew they could not provide the kind of life for the child they wanted so they asked if we could assist them with putting the child up for adoption. After speaking with the couple, my wife and I discussed possibly adopting the child ourselves. My wife already had three children from a previous marriage that we had been raising…

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    [3] A group that would be considered oppressed in the adoption process would be the children being adopted. There are five conditions that determine if a group is oppressed or not and having just one of those conditions could determine a group as an oppressed group. The five conditions are exploitation, marginalization, powerlessness, cultural imperialism, and violence (Bruskas, 2008). Children in the foster care system meet all five of these conditions determining them an oppressed group. One…

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    to finding birth parents. Lisa Lutz’s article “I Found My Biological Parents, and Wish I Hadn’t” talks about having nothing in common with either of her birth parents. Her mother was angry at first when Lisa contacted her, saying that it was a closed adoption, meaning once the child was adopted she no longer had anything to do with the child and the…

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    my birth mother on my fifth birthday, he also protected me from them at other times as well. When I was two years old, my birth father came to the door with his new wife. He told my adoptive parents he wanted to try and make it work and since the adoption was not final yet they reluctantly let him take me. Less than a week later, my birth father called my adoptive parents in the middle of the night. He was in a drunken stupor, yelling and screaming that he could not take care of me and said…

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    allowed to go in and out of the home and it is open to everyone. In a closed family only the members are allowed to be with each other. For example, a closed family would only allow for the children to be each other’s friends and not have anyone else be involved in family functions such as birthday parties. Only family members would be allowed to attend. According to Anderson and Sabatelli most families fall somewhere in between a closed and open family. “These strategies and rules influence our…

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    In the movie, “Love is Never Silent”, Margaret Ryder (Maggie), a hearing daughter to two deaf parents, grew up during the Great Depression, where the lives between the hearing and the deaf were very segregated. Her parents did not interact with hearing people and relied on Maggie to interpret all situations necessary, including very difficult situations involving money, health and death. Maggie was very unselfish growing up, making her parents her number one priority, which forced her to set…

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    Deaf interpreters have a different use of the language which impacted the quality of the interpretation/translation of the material. There was still a use of hearing interpreters in media even though Deaf people have asked for Deaf translators. Reasons for this preference were related to the fluency and naturalness of the Deaf translator. Hearing interpreters did not often have the cultural awareness to convey the message equivalently and in a way that conveyed the meaning clearly. (Allsop &…

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    Disabilities In Classroom

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    As a fifth grade teacher it is my goal to provide a classroom environment that stimulates the diverse learner population. Traditionally, the majority of the lessons are plan toward the level of understanding of most of the student, but by incorporating educational resources in the classroom, the entire classroom population can involve in learning simultaneously. Multimedia: Interactive Software Research is studying the probable benefits of computer-based instruction is substantiated in basic…

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    When teaching the skill of sweeping or brushing to novice curlers necessary to always remember the three basic fundamentals. These fundamentals are body weight, brush speed and footwork. Throughout the process of teaching our skill we will continue to highlight these fundamentals ensuring that our teens will remember them and hopefully demonstrate them as they continue to curl. During our teaching of the skill it is important to note that we will always be watching for unsafe practices on the…

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