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Adoption Is a Family Affair! : What Relatives and Friends Must Know.

Author: Patricia Irwin Johnston
Publisher: London : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A child is coming - whether you approve or not it's time to get with the program! If someone you care about - a family member, co-worker, or close friend - has recently announced that their family will be growing through adoption, you may have questions. After all, unless you have personally experienced adoption, you may know very little about how adoption works and what it means. Are you worried that your loved one  Read more...
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Johnston, Patricia Irwin.
Adoption Is a Family Affair! : What Relatives and Friends Must Know.
London : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, ©2012
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Patricia Irwin Johnston
ISBN: 9780857006196 0857006193
OCLC Number: 796383916
Description: 1 online resource (156 pages)
Contents: Adoption Is a Family Affair!: What Relatives and Friends Must Know; About the Author; Acknowledgments; The Announcement; Turning Loss into Gain; Then Why Am I Hesitating?; Being Out of Control of "Making It Better"; What to Say and What Not; So You've Already Blown It; Your Personal, Private Fears; Isn't Adoption Really Just Long-Term Temporary Care?; Bonding; But They'll Be So Different from Us!; What about Race?; Can Older or Disabled Children "Fit"?; Open Adoption? We Don't Want to Share!; Will I Be the "Real Grandparent"?; What If It Doesn't Work? How Adoption Works: The Facts vs. the Myths"Just Relax: After Adopting, You'll Get Pregnant"; How People Adopt; Statistics; The Kids; The Cost; Changing Practice--Open Adoption vs. Confidential Adoption; The Homestudy/Family Preparation; Getting Ready; The Wait; International; Special Needs Placements; Domestic Infant Placement; Respecting Privacy Boundaries; Pregnant by Adoption; Health Care for Expectant Adopters; The Sympathetic Pregnancy; Nesting; They're Back?; Practical Preparation--Expecting by Adoption; Home at Last!; Naming as Claiming; Arrival Issues; Circling the Wagons. The Baby BluesParenting in Adoption; Age at Arrival Issues; Infancy; Toddlerhood; Pre-School and Elementary School-Aged Kids; Teens; The Post-Institutionalized Child; Adoption Issues through a Lifetime; In Infancy and Toddlerhood; At School; In Adolescence; In Adulthood; Expanding the Family Culture; Family Heritage--Stories, Traditions, and Heirlooms; Understanding and Including Your Grandchild's Birthfamily; Special Issues; When You Were Adopted Yourself; If You Were Adoptive Parents, Too; When Your Kids Are New Parents at "Grandparent Age"; When This Is a Second Marriage. Foster GrandchildrenAdoption and the Rest of the World; Recognizing Adoptism--Your Own and Others'; Adoption in the Media; Adoption Language; Adoption Awareness Month; How You Can Learn More; Books, Newsletters, Magazines; Internet Sites; Support Groups; Conferences; An Addendum: Top Five "Hot Buttons" Not to Push! (Or Open Mouth, Extract Foot); 5. "What about the money?" (Didn't your mother teach you it was bad manners to talk about money, politics and religion?); 4. "Adoption connections aren't real connections anyway!" (Do you really want to say "You can do better than this?"). 3. "Adopted people are 'flawed.'" (The bad seed myth or racism)2. "Didn't you know that ..." (Ignorance isn't bliss in personal relationships); 1. "Now you'll get pregnant! They always do."; Index.

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This book is packed with everything you need to know if a friend or family member is going to adopt or has adopted a child. Answering questions on how adoption works, how kids understand adoption as  Read more...

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