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From Hopeless to Hopeful: Raising an Older Adopted Child By Ann Sullivan
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Author and adoptive mother Ann Sullivan shares her story of the struggles, challenges and successes she faced as she raised a daughter adopted from Russia at age 11. It is the story of failure and... More > progress, of heartbreak and laughter, and of mistakes made and lessons learned. When her daughter's therapist encouraged Sullivan to write a book about her experiences and hard-won victories, she set out to not only share her experiences, but to offer hope to other adoptive parents. She shares her challenges and successes as she helps her daughter come to terms with her traumatic past, and she offers the lessons she and other adoptive parents have learned along the way.< Less
Adoption and Parenting: The Ultimate Insider Guide to a Successful Adoption Process By Jayne Omojayne
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No matter what you or anybody may think, there is something special to having those little kids around you! And in fact, it does not really matter whether they are yours naturally or not, if you... More > understand what I mean....Yes, I know, because I am a parent, and the thought of having a child in your life is one that many people are excited about. However, when it comes to the issue of adoption, you do need to carefully think about the process for you to understand if it’s okay for you. There are many things to consider before you will be able to decide if it is right for you or not. Just get the book “Adoption and Parenting: The Ultimate Insider Guide to a Successful Adoption Process” and find out… In fact, you may need to answer these questions sincerely before going any further …Do you enjoy being around children? If so, do you like them once they get older? The truth is that many people love the idea of having a baby in the home but don’t ever forget they will grow someday....< Less
God Places the Lonely in Families: Adopting Through The Foster System By Adam and Jamie Clark
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When we took our first steps into the adoption process, we were eager to learn from others who had blazed this trail before us. Searching bookstores for any wisdom that might help avoid known... More > pitfalls and apply proven practices, we quickly found publications on the adoption process, some on adopting infants, and plenty providing advice on international adoptions. However, books providing counsel on adopting foster children (especially older children), were hard to come by. What you hold in your hands is our humble attempt to write that book. The lessons and real-life examples that you find in this book were forged in the ups and downs, laughter and tears, successes and failures of the last two decades. In these pages you will find an overview of the foster-adoption process, tips for working with state and legal entities, principles and approaches to adoptive parenting, real-life experiences that illustrate those principles, and techniques for effectively folding a child into your family.< Less
Learning the Dance of Attachment By Holly van Gulden
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Learning the Dance of Attachment, An Adoptive/Foster Parent's Gude to Nurturing Healthy Development, is a child development guide specifically written for adoptive and foster parents. It explains... More > the normal stages of childhood emotional development and contrasts it with disfunctional behaviors caused by early life deprivation and abuse. This book is helpful as a training tool for potential foster and adoptive parents. Parents already facing frustrating and unexplained behaviors can read this guide to understand the causes of their child's misbehavior and learn tecniques to overcome problems. Child welfare professionals should use The Dance of Attachment as a support tool for clients and families.< Less
Children of the Manse By Lewis Luchs
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A popular college town minister and his wife want to adopt a four-year-old girl but learn she has three older brothers and decide to welcome all four children into their home. They arrive from a... More > bleak county children’ s home, bringing with them invisible histories of neglect and abuse. This true story, based on case files and family interviews, opens with the children’s background and the oldest boy’s determined struggle to keep his family together. The four children barely survive ever worse threats as they lose the adults in their world to imprisonment, abandonment, and death. When all seems hopeless, a talented social worker intervenes, trying to change their fate. This is a lively and sometimes humorous story. Children of the Manse entertains as it describes how four wounded children respond to intelligent and loving foster care.< Less
Children of the Manse By Lewis Luchs
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A popular college town minister and his wife want to adopt a four-year-old girl but learn she has three older brothers and decide to welcome all four children into their home. They arrive from a... More > bleak county children’ s home, bringing with them invisible histories of neglect and abuse. This true story, based on case files and family interviews, opens with the children’s background and the oldest boy’s determined struggle to keep his family together. The four children barely survive ever worse threats as they lose the adults in their world to imprisonment, abandonment, and death. When all seems hopeless, a talented social worker intervenes, trying to change their fate. This is a lively and sometimes humorous story. Children of the Manse entertains as it describes how four wounded children respond to intelligent and loving foster care.< Less
Children of the Manse By Lewis Luchs
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A popular college town minister and his wife want to adopt a four-year-old girl but learn she has three older brothers and decide to welcome all four children into their home. They arrive from a... More > bleak county children’ s home, bringing with them invisible histories of neglect and abuse. This true story, based on case files and family interviews, opens with the children’s background and the oldest boy’s determined struggle to keep his family together. The four children barely survive ever worse threats as they lose the adults in their world to imprisonment, abandonment, and death. When all seems hopeless, a talented social worker intervenes, trying to change their fate. This is a lively and sometimes humorous story. Children of the Manse entertains as it describes how four wounded children respond to intelligent and loving foster care.< Less
Out of the Fire and Ashes By Tammi Brownlee
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I was just three years old when my mother and brother died in a tragic fire in South Boston. Forced to live with my alcoholic father I would live through years of emotional, physical and sexual... More > abuse, being tossed around from home to home, until I was old enough to fight back and find refuge in various foster homes. As I got older I would discover the lies told to me and a buried secret about my mother, she had two children that she had abandoned in Boston, who were later adopted. My search for them would take years until I met Stanley Forman, a Pulitzer prize winning photographer, who had taken photos the night of the fire that had killed my family, and with the help of Sheila Frankel of the Department of Children and Family Services I was able to locate both my brother and my sister. Our reunions, both emotional and joyous, completed my life and were captured on film for the Channel 5 news.< Less
Out of the Fire and Ashes By Tammi Brownlee
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I was just three years old when my mother and brother died in a tragic fire in South Boston. Forced to live with my alcoholic father I would live through years of emotional, physical and sexual... More > abuse, being tossed around from home to home, until I was old enough to fight back and find refuge in various foster homes. As I got older I would discover the lies told to me and a buried secret about my mother, she had two children that she had abandoned in Boston, who were later adopted. My search for them would take years until I met Stanley Forman, a Pulitzer prize winning photographer, who had taken photos the night of the fire that had killed my family, and with the help of Sheila Frankel of the Department of Children and Family Services I was able to locate both my brother and my sister. Our reunions, both emotional and joyous, completed my life and were captured on film for the Channel 5 news.< Less
The Forever Garden By Jan Marie Combs
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This is a cheerfully designed children’s story book about adoption and blossoming love. In a cheerful garden setting with bright and vibrant flowers, a story of adoption unfolds - an adoption... More > story resulting in blossoming love. This book has a simple but important message which is that every child is very special and holds an exceptional place in our garden of life. Written for adopted children and their older siblings or for anyone interested in adoption or family stories.< Less