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

by Thomas Atwood

Paperback, 2008

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This book offers encouragement and practical information to help you respond to your adopted child’s unique struggles and your own feelings of inadequacy or frustration. It addresses such issues as attachment, adjustment and identity and provides "ten essential success factors for healthy adoptive families."



NavPress (2008), Edition: Rev Upd, 272 pages

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LibraryThing member BookAngel_a
We have been thinking about adoption, so when I saw this book for a good price on my Kindle, I snatched it up quickly!

Bottom line: This book is very good. It gives an overview of adoption, lots of comments from adoptive parents and adoptees, and a special emphasis on attachment problems that can
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occur with adoptive children.

If you are thinking about adopting, have adopted, and/or are concerned about attachment disorders in children, I recommend this book.
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LibraryThing member tjsjohanna
One of the great resources in this book are the discussion questions at the end of each chapter. Having discussions about these different aspects of adoption BEFORE actually adopting can get potential parents thinking about how they will approach the unique challenges of parenting children who
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began life with their first parents. Some of the topics, like parenting hurt children, will need to be expanded upon when parents are actually parenting and need more advice and specifics, but the basic principles are good ones and can help parents begin their journey more prepared.
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1600061656 / 9781600061653

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