THE ADOPTION EXPERIENCE

Overview

This is a book of real life stories of adopters which takes the reader through every stage of the adoption process starting with the moment when they decide that adoption is the right option for them to the stories of the adoptees themselves. In between, the book looks at all the different types of adoption that are carried out by all sorts of families of all sorts of children of every race and age and with every kind of problem. They range from babies who are only days old to teenagers with a multitude of ...
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Overview

This is a book of real life stories of adopters which takes the reader through every stage of the adoption process starting with the moment when they decide that adoption is the right option for them to the stories of the adoptees themselves. In between, the book looks at all the different types of adoption that are carried out by all sorts of families of all sorts of children of every race and age and with every kind of problem. They range from babies who are only days old to teenagers with a multitude of psychological and physical problems. The book looks at both the success and failure of these adoptions.

The book's aim is to inform and enlighten professionals, adopters, potential adopters and all those whose lives have in some way been touched by adoption or want to know more about it. In 16 chapters it includes more than 70 real life stories which are all told from the heart sometimes in a moment of crisis and sometimes at a time of joy. They are not analysed, they are true stories about how it feels to be at the centre of adoption. Recounted over the past 10 years, they are reflective of adoption today in Britain.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781853027833
  • Publisher: Kingsley, Jessica Publishers
  • Publication date: 6/28/1999
  • Pages: 228
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements 8
Introduction 9
1 You Want to Adopt 13
2 First Meetings, First Months, Falling in Love 25
3 Adopting Babies and Toddlers 37
4 Adopting Schoolchildren 47
5 Taking on an Adolescent 61
6 Adopting a Child with a Physical or Learning Disability 71
7 Adopting an Emotionally, Physically or Sexually Abused Child 85
8 Unusual Adopters for Unusual Children: Single Parents, Unmarried and Gay Couples, and Adoption over Birth by Choice 99
9 Adoption and Race 109
10 Openness in Adoption 119
11 Adopted but Unattached 131
12 The Nightmare: When an Adoption Breaks Down 145
13 Telling, Talking and the Need to Know More 159
14 Tracing 171
15 The Birth Mother's Story 181
16 The Adoptee's Story 191
App. 1 Well-Known Adopters and Adoptees, Past and Present 203
App. 2 Adoption: A Legal Outline 207
App. 3 Useful Organisations 219
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