Links to articles and videos about Annette

by adminuser on July 21, 2010

Annette’s obituary in the Los Angeles Times. A post on the Socialworkers Speak website Part 1 of a YouTube video with Annette

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by adminuser on August 15, 2010

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Another thought from BJ Lifton

August 6, 2010

REMEMBERING ANNETTE BJ Lifton I  used  to call Annette and tell her all my news. I needed her response and validation, which I always got.  So now I am so thrown by her sudden death that I want to call her and tell her the news that she died. I’m sure she would say she already knew. She […]

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Betty Jean Lifton

August 6, 2010

Here are some thoughts about Annette. She was an early pioneer in the adoption reform movement. She was one of the first social workers to take up the cause of adoptees’ right to their birth records and their need to be reunited with their birth families. She advocated “guardianship” instead of adoption. She and her colleague […]

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Wakefield/Ginsburg family

August 6, 2010

We four in the Wakefield/Ginsburg family here in London feel a great sadness at Annette’s passing, but a great privilege and joy to have known her. She was – with Ephraim of course – a great friend to Michael and Marge Ginsburg, Norman’s parents, and we were delighted to maintain that friendship after Michael died […]

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Brandes-Ostrin Family

August 1, 2010

We first met Annette when our daughter was in elementary school, she is now 21. Samantha is our eldest child, who happens to be adopted. Annette enlightened us and shared her wisdom with our family. She knew how to work magic. She gave Samantha a Mickey Mouse helium balloon, which Samantha treasured and kept for […]

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Marri Jo Rillera

August 1, 2010

In Memory of Annette Baran, a Dear Friend and Compatriote From the time I first met Annette in the early 1970’s she was a friend. Over decades we shared meals, discussions, plane rides, conferences, speaking engagements, panels, media interviews and so many private, fun and stimulating times. She could always be counted on for the […]

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Mari Steed

August 1, 2010

I am so deeply saddened to hear of Annette’s passing. She was a true pioneer and such a mentor and comfort to me when I was searching for both my daughter and mother. She was also (through her son Josh) responsible for introducing me to Peter Mullan, which helped ignite an enormous fire under our […]

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Carol Chandler

August 1, 2010

The Adoption Triangle was the first book I read on adoption issues when I began my search for my lost son. I had the pleasure of attending workshops of Annette’s at conferences in the 1980’s and 90’s. But my most significant recollection, was Annette’s comments in the film “The Right To Know”. One of the […]

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Sharon Roszia

August 1, 2010

What a shock to hear of Annette’s passing; it is hard to believe she is not in this world with her sharp intellect and sense of humor. She leaves a rich legacy in the professional world and the world of family, friends and community. Bless her soul. Sharon Roszia

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Mary Anne Cohen

August 1, 2010

To Ephraim and Annette’s family, I will be writing more, but just got this address from Marcy Axness and wanted to express how sad I am to lose a friend like Annette. I have known her for over 30 years through adoption reform activities, and have always admired her courage, wit, and style. She was […]

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Randolph Severson

August 1, 2010

Annette Baran was, quite simply, the most extraordinary person I have ever met.  That she was of an older generation and already a legend when I first encountered her, might color this a bit, but I have known other legends and they don’t compare with Annette.  I’ve sat next to her on airplanes, over wine, […]

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Elizabeth Cole

August 1, 2010

It took courage to say that” the emperor has no clothes” but Annette did it so many times to the adoption establishment. She did it with such intelligence and clarity of vision she could not be ignored. Unlike others who just present problems she also had solutions. many of her then unacceptable solutions have become […]

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Marcy Axness

August 1, 2010

My letter to / memories of Annette is attached; to her children I offer this quote I love so much from the late John O’Donohue: The death of your mother is like a huge tree falling and the roots tear up through fields of years around you. Much light, Marcy Dear Annette, What is it, […]

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Jackie and Stan Gottlieb

August 1, 2010

I MET ANNETTE AT VISTA DEL MAR…..I WAS A MOTHER OF AN INFANT….CIRCA 1959….HEARD THAT THEY WERE LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS TO ANSWER THE PHONE ON THURSDAYS…WHEN PEOPLE WERE CALLING RE; VISTA’S ADOPTION PROGRAM…..SURE WHY NOT I THOUGHT…..WELL WHAT A TRAINING WE WERE PUT THRU…..ANNETTE WAS A TOUGH TASK MASTER…BUT WE DID LEARN ALOT…AND WE VOLUNTEERS […]

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Harriet Rochlin

August 1, 2010

As for memories, the first one that came to mind, was a 1950’s Van Nuys Democratic Club production of “My Fair Candidate” (a take-off on My Fair Lady) starring Annette Baran, a self-assured politico who brags she can transform any bum into a winning candidate.. Her companion challenges: “Even that filthy drunk there in the […]

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Daniel Kassa, the African Post

August 1, 2010

Dear Mr. Baran, Naomi, and Joshua, May the memories held deep within your heart help you at this difficult time! I found … beautiful pictures which I took during the 60th Anniversary party. … May God comfort you and all your family and you are in my prayers. With Love, Daniel Kassa Founder & CEO […]

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Kris A. Probasco, Kansas City, MO

August 1, 2010

Annette has been my mentor for close to 25 years.  We joined together through the donor conception world.  I met her in her home with my other mentor, Sharon Kaplan-Rozia, as she was finishing her book, Lethal Secrets.  Since I am an Iowa farm girl, Annette really enjoyed all of my farming stories with the […]

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Frances Chikahisa

August 1, 2010

Memorial to Annette Farewell , Annette, dear friend, I will miss you terribly but will keep close in my heart the memories of being with you—the shopping trips, the lunches in WLA, going for sushi; eating oysters at SM Fish Co.  I‘ll miss the book and movie discussions and above all, the exchanges about adoption […]

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Karen Vedder, Carlsbad, CA Past president of Concerned United Birthparents

August 1, 2010

The first time I met Annette was at an AAC conference in Tucson, Arizona. In my quest to survive a divorce I had returned to school where I was faced with writing my first research paper. Having hid in my birthmother closet for almost nineteen years I bravely wrote about adoption, using The Adoption Triangle […]

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from Diane Gelon, London 2010

August 1, 2010

July 2010 To Annette: You didn’t always have grey hair; you were however always short and always unbelievably dynamic. You named it a triangle; such a simple shape; equilateral; egalitarian But it was anything but simple How can it be – I have a daughter who doesn’t call me mother because she already had a […]

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