581067_639015372777990_551000170_nHello and Welcome to My Webpage. My name is Nancy Welch and I’m the mother of two  wonderful adopted children Alyona and Alex. Also, I am the author of my new book Healing Emotional Wounds – A Story Of Overcoming The Long, Hard Road To Recovery From Abuse And Abandonment.



My book tells of two Ukranian children adopted at age 6 by a single mother and their struggles to overcome emotional and behavioral challenges. It is a riveting and candid account filled with a mosaic of emotions that affirms the hope of healing through commitment, hard work, extensive family, church and friend support, a “never quit” attitude and an unyielding belief in the children. Nancy understands first-hand the emotional and physical challenges of helping children heal, whether adopted or birthed. She also fully appreciates the value of similar families sharing their stories, ideas and support. None of us can do it alone.

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  1. Nancy Welch says:

    Did you know that only about 65% of parents who report having a child with emotional or behavioral problems seek help from therapy professionals or their general physician. It’s important that we support and encourage people to cast embarrassment aside and obtain needed help for their children. And that we as a community eliminate the stigma.

  2. Nancy Welch says:

    Every child has numerous adults in their life beyond the immediate family. Perhaps one is looking to you for help. Listen. Be there.

  3. Nancy Welch says:

    Readers can post reviews on the ebook that will also show up on the paperback Amazon page until Amazon allows reviews to be posted there as well. I encourage readers to post their reviews for the ebook

  4. Nancy Welch says:

    Barnes & Noble in Greenbrier section of Chesapeake, Virginia has scheduled an earlier book signing, now to be held on April 5th 1130-230. Hope to see you there.

  5. Nancy Welch says:

    Please write a review-encourages bookstores to order book. Since it is not out yet, you need to go to Amazon and select Kindle Store from the pull-down list and then search and click on Healing Emotions Wounds book kindle page. Scroll to the bottom and write a customer review. You must select a STAR rating, enter a headline or summary line and you must have purchased something from Amazon in the past in order to post a review (does not have to be the book). Let me know if you have any problems. Thank you so much for your interest and support.

  6. Nancy Welch says:

    Barnes & Noble, Greenbrier: April 5, 11:30a-2:30p
    Emanuel Episcopal Church: May 6
    Hampton Roads Rotary Club: May 16, 7:30am Holiday Inn Executive Center
    Page after Page Book Store, Elizabeth City: TBD
    Come join us at any of these author events..
    Don’t forget to post your book reviews…..thank you for your support and interest

  7. Nancy Welch says:

    http://www.yourbrain onbooks.blogspot.com/?m=1
    See latest review on this website.

  8. Nancy Welch says:

    eric.feber@pilotonline.com, 222-5203

    She is a single professional woman, head of our city’s health department, and a retired colonel in the U.S. Army Reserve . But nothing really prepared Dr. Nancy Welch for the time, expense and emotional / physical toll when she adopted two abused and neglected children from Ukraine. Now you can read all about it in her powerful book – officially released Tuesday by Morgan James Publishing – to be launched from 11:30 a,m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Barnes & Noble booksellers, 1212 Greenbrier Pkwy.

    It’s the official book-signing of Welch’s own true story, “Healing Emotional Wounds: A Story of Overcoming the Long Hard Road to Recovery from Abuse and Abandonment,” a 230-page chronicle to the emotional roller-coaster ride of adopting a boy and a girl from an Eastern European orphanage .

    A public health director in Virginia since 1976 and in Chesapeake since 1987, Welch relates the ordeals she experienced adopting Alec, who was born to a substance-abusing mother, and Aloyna, a little girl with major behavioral problems who was found on the streets when she was around 4 or 5 . The book takes the reader through all the Byzantine rules, emotional turmoils, costs and legal machinations Welch had to undergo to adopt these two youngsters.

    “This action-packed drama of the family’s first seven years reads like fiction, but it is very real,” said Thomas Goodwin, a Barnes & Noble spokesman, in an email . “It takes the reader through a range of emotions.”

    Readers who have had advance looks at the book concur on Amazon.com.

    “This book is a full-bore no-holds-barred story of determination and love,” one commented. Another said it is “a beautifully written account,” while yet another claimed “this book hooked me from the beginning.”

    One reader likened the book to “a sequel to ‘The Exorcist,’ ” writing “the aberrant behavior of these adopted children is both horrifyingly frightening and ultimately uplifting.”

  9. Nancy Welch says:

    audiobook out by end of this month. The reader, Heather, wonderfully captures the emotions and character personalities.

  10. Nancy Welch says:

    Audiobook is now out and for sale on audible.com, amazon.com and iTunes!!! Excellent reader who adeptly captures the uniques personalities and emotions of the characters. Enjoy

  11. Nancy Welch says:

    Book signing Saturday, July 19th 11 AM to 2 PM at Page After Page Bookstore in Elizabeth City, NC. Hope to see you there.

  12. Nancy Welch says:

    booksigning September 6th 1200 to 130 at Bookmark It in Winter Park, Fl. Come visit

  13. Nancy Welch says:

    Book signing at Barnes & Noble at Valley View Mall in Roanoke, VA on Sunday, October 26th 2:00 to 4:00. Hope to see some of you there. Have a great weekend

  14. Nancy Welch says:

    Book signing at Givens Books & Little Dickens at 2236 Lakeside Drive, Lynchburg, VA on October 25th 12 – 2. Hope to see you there

  15. Nancy Welch says:

    Periodically I will be sharing lessons learned from our family’s journey. Lesson 1 – You can’t worry about what others think or waste your time feeling ashamed of how your children behave!!! The focus is on doing what makes the most sense at the time to help your children through their struggles. Shame or embarrassment only serves as a barrier to seeking the help you need……and I can promise you that you are not alone…..we just need to be better at communicating and sharing with each other. Hindsight may be good at showing us a few mistakes and we need to view those mistakes as great learning opportunities. Never waste a mistake!! It’s a chance to learn, grow and do better next time. And as my daughter, who has become quite insightful, reminds me – in the end, the child is the only one who can ultimately heal him or herself. The best we can do as a parent is to provide an environment conducive to healing, free from judgment, resilient, supportive, reliably present and strong in our belief in them and receptive to growing with our children, willing and welcoming of help. We just keep doing the best we can and realize it’s not about us…..it’s about the children.

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