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
Adopted: The Ultimate Teen Guideby Suzanne Buckingham Slade
Adopted: The Ultimate Teen Guide enables young adults
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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 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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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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