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Actress Kirstie Alley has died after battling cancer, her family and manager said Monday night. She was 71 years old.
Thanksgiving and Christmas are two holidays that focus on family and celebrate togetherness. Yet, for children abandoned by their parents, holidays are a potent and painful reminder of all that is missing. Child abandonment may be intentional, such as willingly surrendering a child to foster care, or imposed and enforced by courts. Either way, when children are raised without consistent psychological and physical protection from adults, they inevitably internalize a substantial amount of fear and shame....