Making Room in Our Hearts: Keeping Family Ties through Open Adoption

by Micky Duxbury

Paperback, 2006

Status

Request

Call number

362.734

Description

This book, based on interviews with more than one hundred adopted children; birth and adoptive parents; extended families; professionals, and experts; helps both adoptive and birth parents address their fears and concerns, while offering them the support to put the child’s psychological and spiritual needs at the center of adoption.

Collection

Publication

Routledge (2006), Edition: 1, 192 pages

Description

Adopted persons face challenges their entire lives as they struggle to answer the most basic question: Who am I? The hope of open adoption is that adopted children will develop stronger identities if they have the opportunity to develop healthy ongoing relationships with their families of origin. Making Room in Our Hearts offers an intimate look at how these relationships evolve over time, with real-life stories from families who have experienced open adoption first-hand. This book helps both adoptive and birth parents address their fears and concerns, while offering them the support to put the childs psychological and spiritual needs at the center of adoption. Based on interviews with more than one hundred adopted children, birth and adoptive parents, extended families, professionals and experts, the book is an effective and invaluable resource for those considering open adoption, those experiencing it, and professionals in the field. Openness has altered the landscape of adoption, and Making Room in Our Hearts will help us catch up to the reality that is open adoption today.… (more)

Language

Original language

English

ISBN

0415955025 / 9780415955027
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