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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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Welcoming a New Brother or Sister through Adoption is a comprehensive yet accessible guide that describes the adoption process and the impact of adoption on every member of the family, including the  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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James has produced an extremely practical, theoretically based book which will have many parents laughing and sometimes, crying...Whether you are interested in pre-placement issues, post-placement Read more...

 
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