Adopting a Toddler

Adopting a Toddler

by Denise Harris Hoppenhauer
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Adopting a Toddler by Denise Harris Hoppenhauer

Finally, a childcare book written with the unique needs of adopted toddlers in mind. Written by an adoptive parent, Adopting A Toddler: What Size Shoes Does She Wear? is an indispensable guide to the wonderful world of toddler adoption. Filled with essential parenting information, Adopting a Toddler answers many questions that parents ask, including questions about changing a name, choosing a crib versus a bed, beginning potty training, and what size shoes to buy.

Adopting a Toddler is easy to read and covers every aspect of adopting a one to four year-old; with sections on the toddler wardrobe, the nursery, child safety, mealtime, bath time, selecting a pediatrician, medical considerations, international adoption travel, pre and post adoption resources, and more. Adopting a Toddler provides the most up-to-date solutions for preparing for your new arrival.

"If you're a first time parent, believe me--this is the practical 'how to, how much, when, where and why' guide to preparing for and welcoming your toddler home. Highly recommended!"--Roberta Rosenberg,

"Adopting a Toddler fulfills an unclaimed niche within the realm of older child adoption literature. Ms. Hoppenhauer combines research with her personal experiences as an adoptive parent. Parents will refer to it multiple times."--Susan M. Ward
Editor, Older Child Adoption Online Magazine,

"Written with a mom's humor, this book contains the most practical advice on adopting a toddler I have ever read."--John Maclean, Author, Russian Adoption Handbook, Chinese Adoption Handbook

Denise Harris Hoppenhauer is an adoptive parent and advocate. She is the Program Coordinator for an International Adoption Agency and the 2003 recipient of the Dave Thomas Advocate of the Year Award from the South Carolina Council On Adoptable Children.

The Author is donating 10% of her proceeds to Shoes for Orphan S

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780595297245
Publisher: iUniverse, Incorporated
Publication date: 01/06/2004
Pages: 244
Sales rank: 1,068,128
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.55(d)

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adoptingmomJD More than 1 year ago
I am soon to be a first time parent of two international adopted children. I enjoyed this book because I found it to be well written and very informative. I enjoyed not only the stories included, but also the specific details discussed within each category. The author reminds/reinforces to the reader the general factors involved with raising children while also laying out quirky specifics relating to adopted children. I am very appreciative to people such as the author who have written about their process of adopting and raising adopted children. It is fascinating and helpful and makes me even more excited about our adoption process and bringing our precious children home!
Guest More than 1 year ago
My husband and I are in the process of adopting internationally. This book answered many of the questions that we had, (and some that we hadn't thought of) in a very practical way. We are definately bring this book along as a reference when we do travel overseas to adopt!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was helpful while preparing for my 'preview trip' to travel to Russia to meet a child I might adopt. I shared it with the friend who was traveling with me and she agreed. It lists things to do, what to expect and other useful tips in understandable language.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is one of the most helpful books I have read on international adoption, and I have read a lot! It gives very practical advice about preparing to bring your child home and great tips about things I never would of thought of on my own. Before I read this book I planned to call every international adoptive parent I could get a hold of and ask them what they wish they had taken on their trip that they did not, and what one thing they learned that could make my trips easier. Well, now I don't have to because the author put it all in this book! It was really a pleasure to read this book, and it put to rest a lot of questions in my mind. Thank you to the writer, publisher and to for selling this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I'm a very practical person. When I'm doing research about International Adoption, it really isn't very helpful to me to read something like, ' ... most of the adoptable children from Eastern Europe are much smaller in size than children born in North America.' What is THAT supposed to mean? Obviously, I cannot bring a naked child home on an airplane. Therefore, I must have real life, practical information about what to buy, in what size ranges, how much to pack, etc. Denise Hoppenhauer has written a book that is more like a really great friend. By the time a PAP (Prospective Adoptive Parent) is ready to pack for the trip home...with new child in hand... often the most over powering emotion can be near hysteria. Adopting a Toddler helps one to calm down and think practically. I highly recommend it to every PAP... even if you are determined to adopt an infant. It's not uncommon for a PAP to come home with a child completely different than the one that they originally planned on adopting.