The Whole Life Adoption Book: Realistic Advice for Building a Healthy Adoptive Family

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Authors Jayne E. Schooler and Thomas C. Atwood share insights into every aspect of adoption. This powerful resource addresses the needs and concerns facing adoptive parents while offering encouragement for the journey ahead. Tyndale House Publishers
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Overview


Authors Jayne E. Schooler and Thomas C. Atwood share insights into every aspect of adoption. This powerful resource addresses the needs and concerns facing adoptive parents while offering encouragement for the journey ahead. Tyndale House Publishers
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781600061653
  • Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers
  • Publication date: 4/7/2008
  • Series: Real Life Stuff for Couples Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 495,009
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author


JAYNE SCHOOLER has a distinctive reputation among professionals and families concerned with child welfare. A foster and adoptive parent herself, she has been writing, speaking, training, and educating on state, national, and international levels for more than twenty years.

In his role as president and chief executive officer of the National Council For Adoption (NCFA), THOMAS ATWOOD promotes the well-being of children, birthparents, and adoptive families by advocating for the positive option of adoption.

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Table of Contents


Acknowledgments     9
Introduction: A Relationship of Promise     13
Adoption: A Labor of the Heart
Making Room in the Family: Unique Challenges Adoptive Parents Must Face     19
Creating a Family: Understanding the Adoption Process     33
Navigating Intercountry Adoption: Preparing for the Journey     49
Transcultural Adoption: Blending Different Worlds     63
What Builds Healthy Adoptive Families?: Six Critical Success Factors     77
Developing a Supportive Adoption Environment: How to Prepare Biological Children, Family, and Friends     97
When a Child Comes Home
Barriers to Adjustment: Strategies to Ease the Transition     121
Attachment, Development, and the Impact of Trauma: What Adoptive Parents Need to Know     137
Living with Children with Attachment Trauma: Understanding the Terminology, Diagnosis, and Parenting Strategies     151
Communicating about Adoption
How Do We Feel About Adoption?: Understanding the Different Perspectives of Parents and Children     167
Talking to Children About Adoption: When and How     181
Growing up Adopted
What's Inside an Adopted Adolescent?: Helping Teens Resolve Five Crucial Issues     201
Searching for a Past: Why Adopted Children Seek Their Roots and How Parents Can Respond     219
Creating a Nurturing Family: GivingOur Children What They Need     235
Attachment Theories     245
Tools and Resources for Talking to Children About Adoption     247
Notes     253
About the Authors     265
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