Keys to Parenting an Adopted Child (Barron's Parenting Keys Series)

Keys to Parenting an Adopted Child (Barron's Parenting Keys Series)

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by Kathy Lancaster Ph.D.
     
 

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The emotional rewards and the challenges connected with raising an adopted child are discussed at length. The author presents techniques for raising happy, well-adjusted children, blending adopted children into the family, and answering children's questions about adoption. She also discusses special considerations such as transracial adoptions, adopting older

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The emotional rewards and the challenges connected with raising an adopted child are discussed at length. The author presents techniques for raising happy, well-adjusted children, blending adopted children into the family, and answering children's questions about adoption. She also discusses special considerations such as transracial adoptions, adopting older children, and adopting children with physical or emotional disadvantages.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780812091045
Publisher:
Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
Publication date:
01/28/1996
Series:
Barron's Parenting Keys Series
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
5.25(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author


Kathy Lancaster, Ph.D., received the Parents' Choice Silver Honor Award for the first edition of this book. She presents workshops across the country on adoption and educational leadership topics.

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Keys to Parenting an Adopted Child (Barron's Parenting Keys Series) 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Adoptingmom More than 1 year ago
The book was very helpful to both myself and my husband. We are in the process of adopting and want to be as educated as possible before the baby arrives. There was also good information that we found helpful as to our 18 year old son who is still living at home.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read other books that addressed concerns similar to this book (e.g. infant vs older children adoption, the grieving process, addressing the adoption with stranger, potential difficulties as the child develops) and this book was much better than the others. The others seemed so negative and heart-rending that it was difficult to read and started to make you re-think your decision to adopt. This book was very truthful and didn't hide anything, but somehow avoided the overall negative tone. There are various sections I wish had been discussed in more depth, although since I haven't actually adopted yet, I am not sure what more they would say. Still, I learned a lot and would definitely recommend this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is poorly written and full of generalizations. For example, not all older adopted children have been in multiple placements and 'a history of broken relationships.' The author tries to cover too much territory, i.e., international adoptions, 'special needs' adoptions, traditional vs open adoptions, etc., with the result being that none of her advice seems to address the issues and concerns of any of these groups. I am in the process of adopting an older child from Russia, and found very little of value in this book.