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

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

by Jayne E Schooler

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780891097228
Publisher: NavPress Publishing Group
Publication date: 03/01/1993
Pages: 228
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
                       Friends


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

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