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An Orphan's Wish

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Thank you for visiting my site. I am an advocate for children, a mother, and an author.

After living in China for almost five years, I published my memoir, Silent Tears; A Journey of Hope In A Chinese Orphanage. The interest in my story makes it possible for me to continue my passion to make a difference in the lives of children in the orphanages of China.

Now I use my love and knowledge of China to write Asian-inspired fiction. I also raise awareness of organizations that support children in China.

Using news articles, special interest stories, and fiction, I strive to bring the adoption community together with others who would like to learn more about China. Visit me on Facebook or write me an email. I love to hear your comments or share in your life experiences!

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Red Skies;
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The Tales of the Scavenger's Daughters Saga Continues!

Where is it now:
Writing
With beta readers
With my story editor
With my copyeditor
With my proofreaders
Final formatting
Available for Pre-Order
Released on Amazon NOW!

And Project Two is....Willow Tree Duology!
By popular request, I'm extending the prologue from Silent Tears to a full novel with the working title of 'Willow Tree' so that readers can see where the little girl's fate eventually takes her. These books will be YA but crossing over into women's fiction.

Where is it now:
Rough Drafts Complete

When You Are Looking for Hope & Advice

Sometimes adoption isn’t always ladybugs and rainbows, and you need some help. A willing ear to listen to, some advice from one who’s been there, or just a sliver of hope that you’ll get through the difficult days. Below is a list of resources:

Yahoo Group 'Attach China'
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/attach-china/
This is a list for parents who have adopted children from China other countries who are experiencing attachment trauma issues, including sleep problems, severe separation anxiety, severe temper tantrums, oppositional behavior, etc.

Yahoo Group 'Daily Parenting Reflections'
Join other parents from around the world who are working to implement the Beyond Consequences model. You will find support and information here from other parents who "get it". The group has evolved into a wonderfully supportive, safe place for parents of challenging children to come for ideas, advice, reinforcement and kind words.

Facebook Closed Groups
(Must ask to be invited)
Surviving Reattachment Disorder
China’s Children International
Adopting Chinese Tweens/Teens

Latest blog posts from Kay

Behind the Story; the Chengguan in China and Bitter Winds

Behind the Story; the Chengguan in China and Bitter Winds

August 6th, 2014

Over the years that we lived in China, I ran into my fair share of the chengguan, otherwise known as[...]

Searching for birthparents in China (when an adoptee starts to question)

Searching for birthparents in China (when an adoptee starts to question)

July 11th, 2014

  (Illustration Credit: Mother Bridge of Love) Recently I received another of many simila[...]

‘My Writing Process’ Blog Tour

'My Writing Process' Blog Tour

June 15th, 2014

Dear Unsuspecting Readers, Please sympathize with me and read to the end. Please! As an initi[...]