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Adoptive Parents
     

Adoptive Parents

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by Rae Simons
 

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Some couples can't have children, for a variety of reasons. Meanwhile, too many children don't have families of their own to love and care for them. When these couples reach out to adopt these children, new families are formed-and like all families, they have a whole set of issues and complications, some of them unique to their situation.

Raising any child has

Overview

Some couples can't have children, for a variety of reasons. Meanwhile, too many children don't have families of their own to love and care for them. When these couples reach out to adopt these children, new families are formed-and like all families, they have a whole set of issues and complications, some of them unique to their situation.

Raising any child has challenges, and raising an adopted child has some extra ones. What about birth families? Are they going to be a part of the child's life? What do you tell the child about his birth and adoption? The families in this book have all had their own struggles and complications they've had to deal with, but they've had many joys as well and learned a lot through their experiences.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Joella Peterson
One of Simons' two additions to "The Changing Face of Modern Families" series explores the various kinds of adoption (i.e., public adoption, private adoption, international adoption) and the different affects that adoption has on a family—for good and bad. Simons explains that adoption is not the "glorious conclusion" of a family's struggle to have children—instead, it is the beginning of a new chapter in life where multiple people learn to become a family. Readers are introduced to people who have tried fertility treatments, people who have had to wait months for adoption red tape to be finished, people who love their foster kids, and people who have suffered from postpartum depression after adoption. This is a good look at all sides of adoption—even the frustrations that are often not addressed. However, this book looks like one big text block. There are few pictures to separate the pages and pages of text. Some text is on top of colored boxes while other text is on the plain white paper. Readers who want more pictures and graphically pleasing books might be turned off from the valuable information that the text does have. Bibliographical information and an index are included. Reviewer: Joella Peterson

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781422215029
Publisher:
Mason Crest Publishers
Publication date:
10/28/2009
Series:
Changing Face of Modern Families Series
Pages:
64
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
12 - 15 Years

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Adoptive Parents 1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It should be for everyone