The Open Hearted Way to Open Adoption

The Open Hearted Way to Open Adoption Author Lori Holden
ISBN-10 9781442217409
Year 2013-03-28
Pages 228
Language en
Publisher Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
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Prior to 1990, fewer than five percent of domestic infant adoptions were open. In 2012, ninety percent or more of adoption agencies are recommending open adoption. Yet these agencies do not often or adequately prepare either adopting parents or birth parents for the road ahead of them! The adult parties in open adoptions are left floundering. There are many resources on why to do open adoption, but what about how? Open adoption isn't just something parents do when they exchange photos, send emails, share a visit. It's a lifestyle that may feel intrusive at times, be difficult or inconvenient at other times. Tensions can arise even in the best of circumstances. But knowing how to handle these situations and how to continue to make arrangements work for the child involved is paramount. This book offers readers the tools and the insight to do just that. It covers common open-adoption situations and how real families have navigated typical issues successfully. Like all useful parenting books, it provides parents with the tools to come to answers on their own, and answers questions that might not yet have come up. Through their own stories and those of other families of open adoption, Lori and Crystal review the secrets to success, the pitfalls and challenges, the joys and triumphs. By putting the adopted child at the center, families can come to enjoy the benefits of open adoption and mitigate the challenges that may arise. More than a how-to, this book shares a mindset, a heartset, that can be learned and internalized, so parents can choose to act out of love and honesty throughout their child’s growing up years, helping that child to grow up whole.

The Open Hearted Way to Open Adoption

The Open Hearted Way to Open Adoption Author Lori Holden
ISBN-10 1442217383
Year 2013
Pages 211
Language en
Publisher Rowman & Littlefield Pub Incorporated
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This book covers common open adoption situations and how real families have navigated typical issues successfully. Like all useful parenting books, it provides parents with the tools to come to answers on their own, and answers questions that might not yet have come up.

Open Adoption Open Heart

Open Adoption  Open Heart Author Russell Elkins
ISBN-10 161206034X
Year 2012-05-15
Pages 120
Language en
Publisher
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Adoption has changed dramatically over the past twenty years; biological parents no longer have to say goodbye to their child forever. Now nearly all adoption agencies promote open adoptions. Open adoption creates the opportunity for a special relationship between the biological parents, the adoptive parents, and the child. Emotionally, this is still largely uncharted territory. Open adoption requires a new approach by all involved, but it also generates invaluable rewards. The supporting relationships of open adoption provide for the better development of the child's psychological and spiritual well-being. Russell Elkins gives valuable insight for making successful open adoption.Open Adoption, Open Heart is the inspiring, true story of Russell and Jammie Elkins heartwarming journey. In this book, Russell offers stories, encouragement, and practical advice about the tensions and triumphs in open adoption. Their experiences take readers deep into the feelings and emotions of adoptive parents, sharing the joys, difficulties, and amazing victories that face adoptive couples. Both adoptive and biological parents need the valuable lessons that Open Adoption, Open Heart will provide.

Rescuing Julia Twice

Rescuing Julia Twice Author Tina Traster
ISBN-10 9781613746813
Year 2014-05-01
Pages 264
Language en
Publisher Chicago Review Press
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“Traster’s memoir is simultaneously unnerving and inspirational. The adoption world—and everyone surrounding it (meaning everyone)—needs to better understand the realities that affect so many children being adopted from orphanages today.” —Adam Pertman, president, The Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute, and author of Adoption Nation In this starkly honest memoir, award-winning journalist Tina Traster tells her moving Russian-adoption story, from dealing with the bleak landscape and inscrutable adoption handlers in Siberia, to her feelings of ambivalence at being a new mother in her forties, to her growing realization over months then years that something was “not quite right” with her daughter, Julia. Traster describes her despair as she blamed her mothering skills for her daughter’s troublesome behavioral issues, until she came to understand that Julia suffered from reactive attachment disorder, a condition associated with infants and young children who have been neglected, abused, or orphaned. She describes how with commitment and acceptance, she and her husband have closed the gulf between them and their daughter to form a loving bond, and provides practical advice for parents struggling with attachment issues. Tina Traster has contributed to numerous publications including the New York Times, the New York Post, Huffington Post, Family Circle, and many more. She lives in Valley Cottage, New York. Melissa Fay Greene is the author of five books, including There Is No Me Without You and No Biking in the House Without a Helmet. She lives in Atlanta, Georgia.

Open

Open Author Alaina O'Connell
ISBN-10 9781504380485
Year 2017-05-18
Pages 246
Language en
Publisher Balboa Press
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Open is a story of open adoption. It speaks to anyone who has adopted a child, has or wants to adopt a child, or who is contemplating giving a child up for adoption. Open brings an honest humanity to the people affected by open adoption, revealing the fragility and courage of the human spirit. Open will open your heart and mind to this ever-changing experience. More than anything, Open is a true story of two women whose voices will ring true, raw and triumphant, and whose love for one child will change their world forever. Ultimately, there is a third voice, the adopted child herself, speaking as an adult who reflects on her own journey and gives testimony to the power of open adoption.

The Family of Adoption

The Family of Adoption Author Joyce Maguire Pavao
ISBN-10 0807028274
Year 2005-01-01
Pages 144
Language en
Publisher Beacon Press
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The founder of the Center for Family Connections, an adoption resource center, shares her insights into the adoption process, arming parents, teachers, and therapists with vital information that will help them normalize this often difficult life choice. Reprint.

The Interracial Adoption Option

The Interracial Adoption Option Author Marlene Fine
ISBN-10 9780857007179
Year 2013-09-21
Pages 160
Language en
Publisher Jessica Kingsley Publishers
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The perfect starting point for parents of transracially adopted children and those who are considering adopting transracially. The Interracial Adoption Option is a personal guide to interracial adoption which draws on the lives and experiences of the authors, a white US couple, who adopt two African-American children. Starting from their decision to adopt their first child interracially, it describes the situations and decisions that followed as a result of their child's racial background. The authors' combine their personal experiences with practical advice. They address common issues like where to live, how to choose a doctor and how to take care of your child's hair and skin. They also tackle difficult questions such as, 'Does race matter?' 'Why is a healthy racial identity important?' and 'What do I do if I suspect my child is being treated unfairly because of his/her race?' An accessible introduction to the complex world of interracial adoption, this book is the first book you need to read if you are thinking of adopting transracially or have done so already.

Forever Fingerprints

Forever Fingerprints Author Sherrie Eldridge
ISBN-10 9781784500214
Year 2014-10-21
Pages 32
Language en
Publisher Jessica Kingsley Publishers
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Meet Lucie - she is a rambunctious, inquisitive, seven-year-old girl who was adopted! Lucie has lots of questions about everything. When Lucie's pregnant Aunt Grace and Uncle John come to visit, new curiosities bubble into Lucie's mind. What does the baby do in there? Does he eat? That night Lucie has an amazing dream, that her birth parents are a king and queen who live in a castle. She knows she grew in her birth mother's tummy, but if her birth parents lived in a castle, why didn't they keep her? The next day, Dad helps her to make an amazing discovery - he tells her how to find a special connection with her birth parents, and how you can too! Forever Fingerprints is a heartwarming, fun story written for children aged 5-11 which uses an everyday experience to embark upon a gentle exploration of some of the difficult questions and feelings commonly expressed by children who are adopted. Adoption expert Sherrie Eldridge also provides a valuable 'Parent Tools and Activities' section, with ideas for creative activities and suggestions on how to explore issues such as belonging, identity, self-esteem and connection.

Adopted for Life

Adopted for Life Author Russell D. Moore
ISBN-10 1581349114
Year 2009
Pages 230
Language en
Publisher Crossway
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A manifesto calling Christians to adopt children and to equip Christian families going through the process. Offers biblical foundations for adoption and identifies adoption as a Great Commission priority in evangelical churches.

Journey Of The Adopted Self

Journey Of The Adopted Self Author Betty Jean Lifton
ISBN-10 0786723564
Year 2008-08-04
Pages 336
Language en
Publisher Basic Books
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Betty Jean Lifton, whose Lost and Found has become a bible to adoptees and to those who would understand the adoption experience, explores further the inner world of the adopted person. She breaks new ground as she traces the adopted child’s lifelong struggle to form an authentic sense of self. And she shows how both the symbolic and the literal search for roots becomes a crucial part of the journey toward wholeness.

The Big Little Book Of Happy Sadness

The Big Little Book Of Happy Sadness Author Colin Thompson
ISBN-10 9781742748047
Year 2012-03-28
Pages 32
Language en
Publisher Random House Australia
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The funny, touching story of an unlikely friendship from master storyteller Colin Thompson George lives with his grandmother and a big empty space where his mother and father should be. One Friday on his way home from school, George visits the animal shelter. There, in the very last cage, is Jeremy, a sad dog who looks as lost and lonely as George feels. When Jeremy comes home to live with George and his granny, their whole lives change, and they learn that when it comes to love, it's quality not quantity that counts . . .