With wisdom and compassion, this powerful and thorough book addresses the needs and concerns facing adoptive parents and offers encouragement for adoptive families at every stage of the journey.
• Includes discussion questions and parenting tips
|Publisher:||NavPress Publishing Group|
|Product dimensions:||5.99(w) x 9.01(h) x 0.55(d)|
About the Author
Jayne Schooler is the author of four books in the field of foster care, adoption, and family life and has appeared on dozens of radio talk shows across the country. An educator, author, and speaker, she brings insight and empathy to audiences of both families and professionals. She holds a master's degree in life issues counseling from the Master's Graduate School of Divinity. Jayne and her husband, David, live in Dayton, Ohio.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Choosing to Love a Stranger-Unique Challenges Adoptive Parents Must Face
Chapter 2: Creating a Family-How Do Children Enter Our Homes, and Who Are They?
Chapter 3: What Builds Healthy Adoptive Families? Ten Critical Success Factors
Chapter 4: Developing a Supportive
Adoption Environment-How to Prepare Biological Children, Family, and
PART TWO: WHEN A CHILD COMES HOME
Chapter 5: Attachment-How to Develop the Crucial Bond
Chapter 6: Barriers to Adjustment-Strategies to Ease the Transition
PART THREE: COMMUNICATING ABOUT ADOPTION
Chapter 7: How Do We Feel About Adoption? Critical Questions For Parents and Children
Chapter 8: Talking to Children About Adoption-When and How
PART FOUR: GROWING UP ADOPTED
Chapter 9: Creating a Nurturing Family-Giving Our Children What They Need
Chapter 10: What's Inside an Adopted Adolescent? Helping Our Teens Resolve Five Painful Issues
Chapter 11: Transcultural Adoption-Preparing for Special Challenges
Chapter 12: Searching for a Past - Why Adopted Children Seek Their Roots and How Parents Can Respond