Our Own: Adopting and Parenting the Older Child

Our Own: Adopting and Parenting the Older Child

by Trish Maskew

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Based on the author's experiences as an adoptive mother and foster parent, as well as interviews with numerous adoptive families, adoption professionals and adults who were adopted, Our Own thoroughly explores both the joys and the challenges of older child adoption. Suitable for families adopting domestically or internationally, it covers such topics as:</p><p></p><ul><li>Evaluating whether you have what it takes to adopt a child who's no longer a baby</li><li>Choosing an agency and finding a child to adopt</li><li>Dealing with school and language difficulties</li><li>Recognizing how grief affects your child's behavior</li><li>Deciding how much birthfamily contact is appropriate</li><li>Teaching your child to deal with racism;</li><li>Handling difficult behavior such as tantrums and lying</li><li>Testing for and treating attachment disorder, ADHD, posttraumatic stress disorder, hepatitis, parasites, and other mental health and medical issues</li></ul><p>Since its publication, Our Own has become a must-have handbook for anyone who's adopted or is considering adopting a preschool age or older child.</p>

Product Details

BN ID: 2940012776051
Publisher: Snowcap Press
Publication date: 06/24/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 283
Sales rank: 330,533
File size: 414 KB

About the Author

Trish Maskew knows the joys and challenges of older child adoption.
Trish has parented six children: one she gave birth to, two she adopted
internationally at the ages of five and nine, and three foster children who
joined the family at the ages of nine, fourteen, and fifteen. She has also
served as a program coordinator for an international adoption agency, a
consultant to the Hague Permanent Bureau, and president of Ethica, a nonprofit
organization dedicated to promoting ethics in adoption and advocating for the
rights of birthfamilies, adoptive parents, and adoptees. She currently is an
attorney living in Washington, D.C.

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