Adopted: The Ultimate Teen Guide [NOOK Book]

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The challenging teen years can be even more difficult for adopted teenagers, many of whom have unanswered questions that may result in fear, anger, and low self-esteem. These feelings may be compounded by the isolation they feel because most friends and family members cannot fully relate to their situation.

Adopted: The Ultimate Teen Guide enables young adults to explore their feelings as they read about the personal experiences of other ...
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Adopted: The Ultimate Teen Guide

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Overview

The challenging teen years can be even more difficult for adopted teenagers, many of whom have unanswered questions that may result in fear, anger, and low self-esteem. These feelings may be compounded by the isolation they feel because most friends and family members cannot fully relate to their situation.

Adopted: The Ultimate Teen Guide enables young adults to explore their feelings as they read about the personal experiences of other adopted teens. Through these stories, adopted teens can learn how others have resolved some of their adoption issues and gain powerful insights from those who have experienced some of the same frustrations, struggles, and concerns.

This book addresses various issues such as:

  • finding out you’ve been adopted
  • fitting in
  • searching for birth parents
  • meeting birth parents
  • international adoption
  • transracial adoption
  • what defines a family

This revised edition also features discussion questions at the end of each chapter that help teens and loved ones acknowledge and verbalize their concerns. With up-to-date statistics, as well as insights from experienced adoption professionals who offer practical advice, this edition of Adopted: The Ultimate Teen Guide is a valuable resource for adopted teens as well as their families and friends.

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Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal

Gr 9 Up This exhaustive guide features interviews with adoptees, essays by adoptive and birth parents, as well as information on famous adoptees, statistics, and other facts about adoption. Slade offers comprehensive coverage on topics such as transracial, international, and open adoptions, and the pros and cons of seeking information about their birth parents. The book is a valuable resource, especially for older teens who crave solid advice about how to gather information that may lead to a reunion with their biological relatives. It is especially useful for those making decisions about whether to embark on such a search, offering lists of the "best" and "worst" possible outcomes from establishing contact with birth families, as well as "tips for a successful first meeting...." Slade's writing reflects her sensitivity toward all parties involved in adoption, preparing teens for potentially hurtful questions, such as, "Do you know where your real parents are?" The black-and-white photos of adoptees, highlighted sections, and graphics sprinkled throughout add to the book's appeal. -Deborah Vose, Highlands Elementary School, Braintree, MA

Reference and Research Book News
As part of a series on social issues for inquisitive teens, this book answers questions and recommends resources and coping strategies regarding adoption. Chapters include vignettes and photographs and address how teens react when they learn they are adopted, the decision to search for and meet birth parents, issues in international and transracial adoption, and adoption at an older age, among other topics.
Ashley Rhodes-Courter
As an adopted teen, I had a lot of unanswered questions about my past and biological family. This wonderful resource will help adopted young adults as they explore their own histories.
Rita Soronen
Adopted: The Ultimate Teen Guide is a comprehensive look at the issues, challenges and joys that youth experience as they make their journey through adoption. The voices of teens provide insight and wisdom and underscore the notion that although families take many forms, the common thread for us all is a need to belong, to be loved and to understand our history as we work to determine our future.
November 2007 Reference and Research Book News
As part of a series on social issues for inquisitive teens, this book answers questions and recommends resources and coping strategies regarding adoption. Chapters include vignettes and photographs and address how teens react when they learn they are adopted, the decision to search for and meet birth parents, issues in international and transracial adoption, and adoption at an older age, among other topics.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780810885691
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/17/2013
  • Series: It Happened to Me Series , #34
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: Revised Edition
  • Pages: 232
  • Sales rank: 358,303
  • Age range: 12 - 17 Years
  • File size: 13 MB
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Meet the Author

Suzanne Buckingham Slade is the author of more than 80 books for children and young adults. She is also an adoptive mother.
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Table of Contents

Introduction: Is This for Real?
1 Finding Out You're Adopted
2 Fitting In
3 Learning about Your Adoption
4 Why Did My Birth Parents Chose Adoption?
5 Should I Search?
6 Searching for Birth Parents
7 Meeting the Birth Parents
8 International Adoption
9 Transracial Adoption
10 Adopted at an Older Age
11 A Real Family
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    Posted July 3, 2013

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