Forever Fingerprints: Proof Adopted Kids Are Special

Overview

Adopted children, teens, and adults oftentimes resist talking about adoption. Adoptive parents experience a dis-connect every time they bring up the subject of adoption. If they invite their child to talk about his/her feelings about adoption, they may get answers like these:
• "No!" Child then turns and walks away.
• "Why do we have to keep talking about THAT?" Teen storms ...
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Overview

Adopted children, teens, and adults oftentimes resist talking about adoption. Adoptive parents experience a dis-connect every time they bring up the subject of adoption. If they invite their child to talk about his/her feelings about adoption, they may get answers like these:
• "No!" Child then turns and walks away.
• "Why do we have to keep talking about THAT?" Teen storms out of room.
• "It's just part of my history, mom." Adult changes the subject abruptly.
Research shows that adoptive parents are highly invested in their children. They long more than anything for their child to receive and enjoy family life, to know that they are unconditionally loved, and that their parents are committed to seeing them thrive.
It is well known in the adoption community that the number-one concern of adoptive parents is the "how and when" question about talking about adoption with their child.
• "She always brushes me off when I try to talk to her."
• "After continual defensiveness, I feel uncomfortable considering future conversations."
• "I wonder if my child misses her birth parents and loves them more than me."
Sherrie Eldridge and Cole Puckett, present an alternative to worry and stress for adoptive parents! Through one adoptive family, seven-year-old Lucie, her mom and dad, you will gain:
• Insight into why adopted kids are defensive when it comes to talking adoption
• An out-of-the box technique that removes adoptee defenses
• Confidence that your child needs to talk about his adoption and birth family
From pre-school to adult, adoptees and parents will love this book! Rob Williams' illustrations invite the young child to find the kitty on each page.
This material is also useful for;
• Hospitals that want to employees to be "adoption sensitive"
• Schools that want to educate about adoption
• Counselors who work with adopted, foster children and families
• Families who want a "keepsake book" for adoption day
• Churches with adoption programs
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781484815502
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Publication date: 4/28/2013
  • Pages: 36
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.09 (d)

Meet the Author

Award-winning author, Sherrie Eldridge, is passionate about helping fellow adoptees discover their true identity and their unique life purpose.
She has authored seven books, including best-selling Twenty Things Adopted Kids Wish Their Adoptive Parents Knew.
Through her books and speaking, these personal beliefs are evident:
• "I am God's idea."
• "My life is not a mistake."
• "God determined who both my birth and adoptive parents would be."
• "I am God's jewel."
Eldridge founded Jewel Among Jewels Adoption Network, Inc., a non-profit, faith-based educational organization which offers resources to anyone touched by adoption--foster care and adoptive parents, birth parents, adoptees of all ages, social workers, mental health professionals, and university training programs.

Co-author, Cole Puckett, age 13, attends Heritage Christian High School in Indianapolis, Indiana. He is a creative young man and also one of Sherrie's grandsons. Thanks to Cole for making the story "kid friendly."

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