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This Is How We Became a Family: An Adoption Story

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For the youngest child who is just beginning to wonder "where did I come from?" and for older children who want to be reminded how much they are cherished, this is an adoption story for all ages. It is the story of a couple who long for a child, of a pregnant woman who is not ready to be a mother, and of the events that bring them together for a happy ending. Told in simple terms, it invites children to ask questions about their own adoption story and gives parents a unique opportunity to tell it, whether their ...
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Overview

For the youngest child who is just beginning to wonder "where did I come from?" and for older children who want to be reminded how much they are cherished, this is an adoption story for all ages. It is the story of a couple who long for a child, of a pregnant woman who is not ready to be a mother, and of the events that bring them together for a happy ending. Told in simple terms, it invites children to ask questions about their own adoption story and gives parents a unique opportunity to tell it, whether their child's adoption was domestic or international, open or closed, or arranged or through an agency.

Most of all, "This Is How We Became a Family" is a story about love and joy.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Wayne Willis, Ph.D., lives in Kentucky with his wife, daughter and their two playful cats. He is a university professor with degrees in education, journalism, and theology, and has been a student of art and photography. He has also been a minister, grocery clerk, and factory worker, but the role he considers most challenging and fulfilling is that of father. He is ever thankful to those who made it possible.

A childless husband and wife who want a baby adopt the child of a young woman who cannot keep it.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781557987006
  • Publisher: American Psychological Association
  • Publication date: 1/28/2000
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 4 - 7 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.70 (w) x 7.80 (h) x 0.10 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 27, 2003

    Personal experience always captivating

    Every journey undertaken by adoptive parents pre- and post-adoption is unique and interesting to read about, and this book is no exception. All adoptive parents can relate to the highs and lows the author and his wife experienced until the happy day arrived and the family was formed. The paintings are lovely, especially that of his daughter on the swing. I am happy for the Willis¿s and for all adoptive parents who have a similarly happy ending to their journey. Gisela Gasper Fitzgerald, author of ADOPTION: An Open, Semi-Open or Closed Practice?

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