Published on:

31st Jan 2023

105. Lora K. Joy: "Goodbye Hypervigilance", "Nobody Looks Like Me: An Adoptee Experience" and "Self-Attunement: An Adoptee Superpower"

Lora K. Joy is an adult adoptee. She is a closed, same race, domestic adoptee. She has self-published 3 illustrated books about her healing journey. This past year, she legally changed her first name back to her birth name and was legally reclaimed by her biological mother. Lora has been in reunion with her maternal side since 2008. After facing secondary rejection from her biological father, she has been in reunion with her paternal siblings and cousins since 2020 and is fully estranged from her adoptive parents. Lora's website and blog are at www.myadopteetruth.com

Books published by Lora K. Joy: Nobody Looks Like Me: An Adoptee Experience https://www.amazon.com/NoBODY-Looks-Like-Me-Experience/dp/1736990039/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=Lora+K.+Joy&qid=1674087157&sr=8-1 Self Attunement: An Adoptee Superpower https://www.amazon.com/Self-Attunement-Superpower-Lora-Joy/dp/1736990047/ref=sr_1_2?keywords=Lora+K.+Joy&qid=1674087157&sr=8-2 Goodbye Hypervilgilance: Healing Adoptee Worry https://www.amazon.com/Goodbye-Hypervigilance-Healing-Adoptee-Worry/dp/1736990012/ref=sr_1_3?keywords=Lora+K.+Joy&qid=1674087157&sr=8-3

The Flourish Experience: The Power of Adoptee Healing in Community https://www.amazon.com/Flourish-Experience-Adoptee-Healing-Community/dp/B0B4TY22JC/ref=sr_1_1?crid=3TZ6F33JZCOCN&keywords=the+flourish+experience&qid=1674087538&sprefix=the+flourish+experience%2Caps%2C119&sr=8-1


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Once Upon A Time...In Adopteeland
Adoptees share their perspective about adoption.
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Jennifer Dyan Ghoston

Hi, I'm Jennifer who is an adoptee in reunion with both sides of my birth family. I have been formally connected with the adoption community for over a decade and am always interested in hearing the personal stories of adoptees from all over the globe. We all have a "Once upon a time". If you wish to share your story please go to www.jenniferdyanghoston.com