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Whole Life Adoption Book

Author: Jayne E. Schooler
Publisher: Navpress
ISBN: 891097228
Pages: 210
Year Printed: 1993
Realistic Advice for Building a Healthy Adoptive Family
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Adoptive families deal with a special dynamic that affects parents, adopted children, and birth children. And they face unique issues of attachment, adjustment, and identity. Creating a nurturing family environment and being prepared for typical crisis points are critical to forging a healthy, lasting family relationship.

With encouragement and practical information, The Whole Life Adoption Book will give hope and direction to those considering adoption and to those desiring to improve and develop the adoptive family relationship at any stage.


PART ONE - Adoption: A Labor of the Heart
  1. Choosing to Love a Stranger: Unique Challenges Adoptive Parents Must Face
  2. Creating A Family: How Do Children Enter Our Homes, and Who Are They?
  3. What Builds Healthy Adoptive Families? Ten Critical Success Factors
  4. Developing a Supportive Adoption Environment: How to Prepare Biological Children, Family, and Friends
PART TWO - When a Child Comes Home
  1. Attachment: How to Develop the Crucial Bond
  2. Barriers to Adjustment: Strategies to Ease the Transition
PART THREE - Communicating About Adoption
  1. How Do We Feel About Adoption? Critical Questions for Parents and Children
  2. Talking to Children About Adoption: When and How
PART FOUR - Growing Up Adopted
  1. Creating a Nurturing Family: Giving Our Children What They Need
  2. What's Inside an Adopted Adolescent? Helping Our Teens Resolve Five Painful Issues
  3. Transcultural Adoption: Preparing for Special Challenges
  4. Searching for a Past: Why Adopted Children Seek Their Roots and How Parents Can Respond
COMMENTS from Readers
Book Dimensions: 15 x 23 cm.
Comments from people who have used this material:
As a staff member of a county child welfare agency, Jayne Schooler understands adoption from the outside in; as an adoptive mother, she understands it from the inside out. Her book will make a difference in the lives of many people.
- Edward G. Kuhlmann, D.S.W., ACSW, LSW, Chairman, Social Work Department, Eastern College For years Jayne Schooler has helped create nurturing family environments for adopted children to thrive in. Now she brings her wisdom and encouragement to every adoptive parent. I highly recommend this book.
- John Trent, Ph.D., Vice President of Today's Family and co-author of The Blessing and The Language of Love
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