Day # 1: I am Thankful for Being Adopted

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My bother Adam and I, were adopted by the Schumacher's and Provenzale's, back in the early 1980's. Being adopted offers unique perspectives on life. Its an immense blessing and at times challenging for both the adopted children and parents. 

 Non the less, I am very thankful for the upbringing and family that surrounds me. My mother, Carole Provenzale, provided me with some of the best foundational wisdom any child, daughter and woman could ask for. My father is always there, ready to offer assistance with life and reassurance when things seem questionable. 

A new chapter is about to begin, and that will include returning to Colombia to discover my original heritage and native roots. To be continued...


To all my fellow adoptees, Happy National Adoption Month!




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Laura Cerrano is a second-generation Certified New York City Feng Shui Consultant Expert. As a full-time Feng Shui consultant, Laura provides bicoastal consultations and workshops for residential, commercial, real estate developments, Fortune 500 companies and healing faculties. In addition, Laura is a resident teacher at the Metropolitan Institute of Design in Syosset, NY. She has been featured in highly respected publications and TV networks such as Bravo's "Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen," PBS, CBC Television, BBC Radio and The New York Times. 



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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello and thanks for sharing with us here in the rain.  Now we know about you.

Nov 20, 2016 10:06 AM #1
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

It is very special to be chosen, Laura. Thank you for sharing about your wonderful family. I look forward to hearing about your discoveries too.

Nov 20, 2016 10:33 AM #2
Jon Zolsky, Daytona Beach, FL
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Laura - I did not have a clue. I remember your mom here on active rain, she was a figure here. It was an unusual move when you took over her account after her passing, and it was so very nice of you to keep it alive.

Yes, you have your own voice, but for every one of us, who remember your mom, every time I see you here, it reminds me of your mom.

Best of luck to you

Nov 20, 2016 10:48 AM #3
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Perry Wellington Realty, Adam Conrad, Broker - Lewisburg, WV
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Laura, DITTO to Jon Zolsky, Daytona Beach, FL comments!

Nov 20, 2016 11:21 AM #4
Lottie Kendall
Pacific Union International - San Francisco, CA
Serving San Francisco and the Silicon Valley

Hi Laura - no wonder you have such strength and awareness in your life. You've met challenges at an earlier age, and in a different way than many have. I expect your trip to Columbia will bring even more awareness to you and open your heart even more. 

Nov 20, 2016 04:27 PM #5
Nina Hollander
RE/MAX Executive | Charlotte, NC - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Good morning, Laura... adoptive parents are very special because you know they really wanted their children and that it wasn't some "accident" that they had them. I hope you find what you are looking for in Colombia and that it enriches your already rich life full of family love.

Nov 20, 2016 08:02 PM #6
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
Realty National - Carlsbad, CA
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Laura Cerrano What a touching peek into a very private part of your life. You were so fortunate to have such giving people willing to 'step-up' and give you the support and life's boost that you are sure to pass along.

Nov 20, 2016 09:46 PM #7
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Alliance Real Estate - Minot - Minot, ND
Bob Timm, Broker Associate, Alliance Real Estate

Very cool Laura Cerrano .  Adoptive couples save babies from the murder of abortion. Thank GOD your biological mom put you up for adoption and thank God the  Schumacher's and Provenzale's. I also thank God for you!

Nov 20, 2016 10:53 PM #8
Joan Whitebook
BHG The Masiello Group - Nashua, NH
Consumer Focused Real Estate Services

Wishing you all the best on your journey.  Your mom was a special person who I got to know on Active Rain.. I am sure your dad is a wonderful father too!

Nov 21, 2016 06:18 AM #9
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
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Enjoy your journey of discovery, Laura. How exciting for you. 

Nov 21, 2016 09:31 AM #10
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Good morning Laura.  This upcoming journey should be an exciting one for you.

Nov 21, 2016 07:37 PM #11
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