The Broken Cord Characters

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Michael Dorris

Michael is living in Alaska when he sees the families around him and realizes that he wants to be a father. With no serious girlfriend at the time, he sets out to adopt. Odds are against single men adopting but Michael is notified that he has been approved and months later is told that there is a boy available. That boy is taken in by Michael who has already decided to name him Adam. Michael's determination to adopt is an example of his character. He is serious, has worked hard to achieve his education, and is willing to work at anything he sets out to do. This is evidenced by the fact that he convinces social workers just a few years later to allow him to adopt a second son and then a third child, a daughter, before he marries. Michael's determination and dedication are seen in...

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