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Struggles in their youth gave them insight and sensitivity to the needs of infants and children when they visited orphanages in other parts of the world. The couple grew up in dismal surroundings on separate continents. As a child, Heino R. Erichsen survived food shortages and bombings in Europe. He tells startling stories of surrender as an 18-year-old private, survival in eleven POW camps, and his shocking arrival home.
Jean Nelson Erichsen survived child abuse and was forced out of her home at sixteen in America. She reveals her hardscrabble background and the spirit that rocketed her above it. She tells heartwarming stories of how she with her husband raised an international, transracial, cross-cultural family of six children and successfully directed a world-renowned adoption agency for over twenty-five years. The couple overcame poverty, earned academic degrees, and launched the first non-profit international adoption agency in Texas. Thanks to their efforts, thousands of children benefit from stable, loving adoptive families.
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THE ERICHSEN'S CAUSE IS NOW IN THE HANDS OF OUR LEGISLATORS
An article by Jean Nelson Erichsen in the Adoption Advocate was circulated in Congress October 1st, 2001. "Protecting the Rights of Intercountry Adoptees: Steps to Ensure the Right of Citizenship for Every Adopted Individual." The text is available on the National Council For Adoption site.
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