Adopting the Hurt Child by Gregory Keck and Regina Kupecky Fewer and fewer families today are able to bring home a healthy newborn infant. The majority of adoptions now involve emotionally wounded, older children who have suffered the effects of abuse or neglect in their birth families and carry complex baggage with them into their adoptive families. ADOPTING THE HURT CHILD addresses the frustrations, heartache, and hope surrounding the adoptions of these special-needs kids. Written in a non-technical style accessible to a diverse audience, this book brings to light the grim truths, but also real hope that children who have been hurt - and often hurt others - can be healed and brought back into life by the adoptive and foster parents, therapists, teachers, social workers, and others whose lives intersect with theirs.
Written in a nontechnical style, this book brings to light grim truths but also real hope that children who have been hurt can be healed and brought back into life by adoptive and foster parents, therapists, teachers, social workers, and others whose lives interact with theirs.
? Includes information on foreign adoptions
? Also available: Parenting the Hurt Child
Gregory C. Keck PhD founded the Attachment and Bonding Center of Ohio which specializes in treating children and adolescents who have experienced trauma and developmental interruptions. Dr. Keck has extensive experience in the fields of attachment adoption and adolescence. He has taught at both undergraduate and graduate levels at a number of universities and has presented to parent and professional groups both nationally and internationally.
As an adoptive parent of two sons who were adopted during adolescence Dr. Keck combines clinical expertise and personal experience to share with his readers. He is the coauthor of Adopting the Hurt Child and Parenting the Hurt Child .