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Adoption is a Family Affair: What Relatives and Friends Must Know

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 19, 2003

    Sensitive advice to the public and to prospective adoptive parents

    Yes, indeed, adoption is a family affair. This is an informative book, giving sound advice on many aspects of adoption to both the public and prospective adoptive parents, such as open vs. confidential adoption. The author doesn't push either practice and gives important references addressing each. She is informative and straightforward about the issue of infertility. I am now a grandparent with children of our adopted daughter and agree with the author that 'what makes a real grandparent is far less biology than it is psychology.' I like the author's sensible advice that concern should not stop with the birthmother's prenatal care but be extended to the prospective adoptive parents' health and their ability to cope with the demands of a new baby or toddler entering their lives. I also like the author's caution about keeping certain information regarding the child's background confidential so it won't turn into family gossip. Gisela Gasper Fitzgerald, author of ADOPTION: An Open, Semi-Open or Closed Practice?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 4, 2005

    This Informative Book is for Everyone in the Family, plus!

    The author writes this book toward the adoptive grandparents. It tells them what the adoptive and birth parents are going through physically and emotionally and in the adoption process. It's excellent common sense that first time adoptive grandparents may need. Advice they need/want to hear. Friends of the family will want to read this, too. I found it is the best book for my in-laws since my husband and I have started our adoption journey. It is easy to read and relate to. Grandparents are excited about being grandparents-and this book assures them it is okay to feel that way. In fact, it took me past the legal and required items the adoption agency needs and it got me excited about being a parent again! The whole purpose for having a family! I enjoyed this book and would recommend it to anyone being touched by adoption.

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