Adoption Is a Family Affair!: What Relatives and Friends Must Know [NOOK Book]

Overview

A child is coming – whether you approve or not it's time to get with the program!

If someone you care about – a family member, co-worker, or close friend – has recently announced that their family will be growing through adoption, you may have questions. After all, unless you have personally experienced adoption, you may know very little about how adoption works and what it means. Are you worried that your loved one may face disappointment? Do...
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Adoption Is a Family Affair!: What Relatives and Friends Must Know

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Overview

A child is coming – whether you approve or not it's time to get with the program!

If someone you care about – a family member, co-worker, or close friend – has recently announced that their family will be growing through adoption, you may have questions. After all, unless you have personally experienced adoption, you may know very little about how adoption works and what it means. Are you worried that your loved one may face disappointment? Do you find yourself wondering exactly what your role is going to be in the child's life? Does the term "open adoption" confuse and concern you? Just what are the privacy boundaries for families built by adoption: what is it okay to ask about?

Adoption Is a Family Affair! will answer all of these questions and more, offering you information about who can adopt, why people consider adopting, how kids understand adoption as they grow up, and more. This short book is crammed full of the 'need to know' information for friends and families that will help to encourage informed, happy and healthy family relationships.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780857006196
  • Publisher: Kingsley, Jessica Publishers
  • Publication date: 4/15/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 152
  • Sales rank: 239,067
  • File size: 3 MB

Table of Contents

1. The Announcement. 2. Your Personal, Private Fears. 3. Turning Loss into Gain. 4. How Adoption Works: The Facts vs. Myths. 5. Getting Ready. 6. Home at Last! 7. Parenting in Adoption. 8. Adoption Issues through a Lifetime. 9. Expanding the Family Culture. 10. Special Issues. 11. Adoption and the Rest of the World. 12. How You Can Learn More.
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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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