In on It: What Adoptive Parents Would Like You to Know About Adoption: A Guide for Relatives and Friends

In on It: What Adoptive Parents Would Like You to Know About Adoption: A Guide for Relatives and Friends

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by Elisabeth O'Toole
     
 

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Congratulations. Somebody you care about is adopting or has adopted. This makes you a member of their adoption circle. And as a member of that circle, you deserve information and insights into adoption - from a perspective that addresses your particular interests and concerns.

This is the adoption book for grandparents and friends, neighbors and colleagues, and

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Congratulations. Somebody you care about is adopting or has adopted. This makes you a member of their adoption circle. And as a member of that circle, you deserve information and insights into adoption - from a perspective that addresses your particular interests and concerns.

This is the adoption book for grandparents and friends, neighbors and colleagues, and aunts and uncles of adoptive families.

Whether you're excited or worried, committed or a bit reluctant, experienced or unfamiliar with adoption, In On It is an informative, friendly and very useful adoption guide for anyone touched by adoption. Welcome.

In On it explains:

What is it really like to adopt these days"

What's it like to be an adoptive family"

How can I help and support my loved ones during their adoption process (even if I'm still questioning and learning myself)"

How can I help after they've become an adoptive family"

I have questions about the adoption and about the child. What's private and what's public" What's tactful and what's touchy"

How can I respond to other people's questions and comments about adoption"

What role can I have in the adoption"

What can I look forward to"

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780982876503
Publisher:
Fig Press, LLC
Publication date:
10/06/2010
Pages:
184
Sales rank:
124,022
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.50(d)

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Kate St. Vincent Vogl
Thoughtful and engaging, O'Toole here offers up easy-to-read practical advice for close friends and loved ones of a newly adoptive family. Her insights brilliantly compile the extensive current literature and thinking on adoption, yet all the while O'Toole maintains a supportive, conversant style. She opens up the adoption dialogue in encompassing considerations from all sides of the triad - so that the adoption constellation can shine brightly for the adopted child. This book is not just helpful but necessary, given that the most recent studies by the Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute clearly demonstrate that what the relatives and close friends of adoptive families say or do about adoption matters greatly. Adoptive parents will want a copy for every grandparent, aunt, uncle, cousin and friend who are about to be "in on it." --(Kate St. Vincent Vogl, speaker at national and international adoption conventions, author of Lost & Found: A Memoir of Mothers)
Janna Annest
In On It addresses the complex and emotional experience of adoption with humor and respect, opening a path for friends and relatives to become insiders to the process. This book will remain on my �recommended reading� list for adoptive families and their friends. --(Janna Annest, adoptive parent and adoption law columnist, Adoptive Families Magazine)
Corrie L. Wold
Excellent. Practical and sensitive wisdom for anyone supporting a loved one�s adoption process.--( Corrie L. Wold, MSW, LISW, Information and Education Director, Children�s Home Society and Family Services, Minneapolis)

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