Adopted: The Ultimate Teen Guide

Adopted: The Ultimate Teen Guide

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by Suzanne Buckingham Slade
     
 

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The challenging teen years can be even more difficult for adopted teens, many of whom have unanswered questions that may result in fear, anger, and low self-esteem. Adopted: The Ultimate Teen Guide enables young adults to read about the personal experiences of other adopted teens, and gain powerful insights from those who have gone through some of their same… See more details below

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The challenging teen years can be even more difficult for adopted teens, many of whom have unanswered questions that may result in fear, anger, and low self-esteem. Adopted: The Ultimate Teen Guide enables young adults to read about the personal experiences of other adopted teens, and gain powerful insights from those who have gone through some of their same frustrations, struggles, and concerns. This revised edition features discussion questions at the end of each chapter that help teens address various concerns, such as fitting in, deciding whether or not to search for their birth parents, meeting their birth parents, and what defines a family.

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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.
American Reference Books Annual
This revised edition of Adopted: The Ultimate Teen Guide is designed with the high school age student in mind who wants a broad overview of the emotional issues that the adopted teen may feel. While the teenage years are a time of great emotional and psychological change, there are many issues that may arise for the adopted teen, including questions about where they came from, why their birth parents chose adoption, the idea of meeting their birth parents, and questions about what defines 'family.' Information in this work is presented through the personal stories of teens and young adults who have lived through these experiences; most of the stories focus on adopted teenagers and the various emotions and steps they took to resolve them. Within there are stories of meetings with birth parents, fitting in to peer and family situations, finding out one's been adopted, and the realities behind international and transracial adoptions. This revised edition has added discussion questions at the end of each chapter to help teens verbalize their questions, up-to-date statistics, and first-hand advice from adoption professionals. Teens who are experiencing strong emotions surrounding their adoption and who have questions about how others have handled the questions behind locating birth parents will find this guide useful. The personal experiences shared in this book will appeal to this target audience and could be useful for students this age researching this topic.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780810885691
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
01/17/2013
Series:
It Happened to Me Series , #34
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
232
File size:
13 MB
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Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

What People are saying about this

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."--(Ashley Rhodes-Courter, adopted from foster care at age 12, 2004 NACAC Youth Advocate of the Year, 2007 Golden Brick Award Winner, Author of Three Little Words, Simon & Schuster, 2008)
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."--(Ms. Rita Soronen, Executive Director, Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption)

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