The Adoptive Parent Toolbox
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Sharing insights and real-life stories from the adoption journey, The Adoptive Parent Toolbox is designed to be a guide to any stage of the journey, whether you are thinking about adoption, just starting the process, or thinking about starting all over again. Each chapter delivers real-life perspectives from the Berry’s 14-year journey as well as the advice and wisdom of hundreds of other families who have adopted both internationally and domestically. Everything from what to expect when you first begin the process, to handling difficult adoptions, the different costs involved, to post adoption advice when it comes to trauma or attachment issues. The Adoptive Parent Toolbox is a comprehensive guide to just about any aspect on the adoption journey.
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Jul 23, 2016Mike and Kristin have written a book that summarizes the journey through adoption that you really can't describe until you have walked along the path. It is written so that each chapter gives nuggets of information. I found the section on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD), and some of the underlying disorders to be helpful.
Jul 18, 2016I just finished this book, and I was surprised it even made me cry!! Okay, maybe that's not so much of a surprise. In this book I related to more than I thought I would. After all, I've only have 1 placement as a foster parent and I'm just a baby into this journey (no pun intended). This book is great for anyone who is thinking about adoption right down to those deep in the trenches. It's divided up according to journey, but I benefited reading all the way through (and it's short! So that's a perk in itself). I will be recommending this to everyone I know on this journey. It's eye opening and helpful and you realize, you are not alone!!
Jul 17, 2016This book is an excellent resource for parenting kids through adoption (or in my case through guardianship). It gives real life perspective, is short, and easy to navigate. You can read just a chapter, or the whole book. It does not sugar coat life with trauma and loss as children adjust to life with a new family, but it does offer real life ideas, strategies, and expectations with the lens that you can do this. It's an easy read that really does live up to the title's sub-title- 'insights and stories for the journey.' The insights offer hope and perspective even though parts of the journey are tough, they share hope, and their choice to not give up, and let their son be a statistic. This perspective is so needed, as others who hear about the struggles, often make parents "saints" or suggest we send a child on to a home or the 'system.' That's not helpful to parents willing to surrender and choose to fight for a child to grow, gain skills, and experience love and connection... More > from adults who choose to raise the child. I love that it includes both Mike and Kristin sharing their stories from the mom and dad perspective, as we do interpret life very differently, and we need both perspectives! Thanks for a copy to review, I genuinely think it's worthy of being purchased!< Less
Jun 22, 2016Very informative. I like that the book is based on experiences and not just book knowledge. There's comfort found in the stories of difficult situations and hope in the fact that the Berry's made it through in one piece. They tackle subjects that a lot of adoptive/foster parents live through but don't have safe people to talk with. Thanks for the 'eyes wide open' approach!
Jun 19, 2016The authors keep it real. The adoption journey is not what is depicted in the movies. Mike and Kristin not only tell about their adoption journey, they give good advice as how to deal with the difficulties. I highly recommend this book to anyone thinking about adopting.
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- Mike and Kristin Berry (Standard Copyright License)
- Lulu Publishing Services
- March 15, 2016
- Perfect-bound Paperback
- Interior Ink
- Black & white
- 0.48 lbs.
- Dimensions (inches)
- 6 wide x 9 tall
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- International adoption ,
- domestic adoption ,
- foster-to-adopt ,
- kinship care ,
- Adoption Agencies ,
- family ,
- forever-home ,
- children ,
- foster care ,
- biography ,
- financing adoption ,
- support systems ,
- trauma ,
- attachment ,
- orphan care
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