Adoptive families deal with a special dynamic that affects parents, adopted children, and birth children. And they face unique issues of attachment, adjustment, and identity. This book discusses: Critical questions to consider before you adopt; how to develop the crucial parent-child bond; handling the special challenges of transcultural adoption; ten essential success factors for healthy adoptive families; how to help your child deal with memories of the past; responding to your adopted adolescent's unique struggles; how to cope with feelings of inadequacy or frustration; why adopted children seek their roots and how to respond. This book will give hope and direction to those considering adoption and to those desiring to improve and develop the adoptive family relationship at any stage.
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.
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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.
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