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Welcoming a new brother or sister through adoption

Author: Arleta M James
Publisher: London ; Philadelphia : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, ©2013.
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Adoption is a big step which can change the whole dynamics of the family. It is crucial that parents understand the impact it has when new sibling relationships are forged and an adoptee becomes a  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Arleta M James
ISBN: 9781849059039 1849059039
OCLC Number: 812614687
Description: 333 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: "I'm getting a brother or sister!" : kids develop expectations pre-adoption --
"My new brother or sister experienced trauma" : what does that mean? --
"Yes, we brothers and sisters need information" : pre-adoption preparation --
"I am a 'quality' parent!" : reviewing and refining your parenting strengths --
"Finally! My new brother or sister is arriving!" : planting the seeds that grow post-placement attachments --
"After he came, everything changed!" : common post-placement challenges --
"My brother or sister won't be living with us anymore" : disruption, dissolution, displacement, and other leavings --
"Help me cope, please" : striking a balance post-adoption --
Triggers, losses, and feelings : facilitating your sons' and daughters' grief --
"You know your birth mother and I don't" : blending children with diverse birth histories--
an emerging common challenge --
"My new sibling's behaviors are so bizarre!" : learning to be a peaceful family again --
Two of the toughest behaviors : sexual acting out and aggression : ensuring a safe, secure home environment --
"We hardly have family game night anymore" : restoring family fun --
"Yes, I have experienced positives!" : brothers, sisters, and adoptees speak about the benefits of adoption.
Responsibility: Arleta James ; foreword by Gregory C. Keck, Ph. D.

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