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    Adoption Is a Family Affair: What Relatives and Friends Must Know

    ISBN-10: 1849058954
    ISBN-13: 9781849058957
    Author(s): Patricia Irwin Johnston
    Description: If someone you care about has recently announced that their family will be growing through adoption, you may have questions. This book will answer these questions, offering you information on who can adopt, why people consider adopting, how kids  More...
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    Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Pub
    Binding: Paperback
    Pages: 152
    Size: 5.50" wide x 8.75" long x 0.25" tall
    Weight: 0.638
    Language: English

    If someone you care about has recently announced that their family will be growing through adoption, you may have questions. This book will answer these questions, offering you information on who can adopt, why people consider adopting, how kids understand adoption as they grow up, and more.

    About the Author
    Acknowledgments
    The Announcement
    Turning Loss into Gain
    Then "Why Am I Hesitating?
    Being Out of Control of "Making It Better"
    What to Say and What Not
    So You've Already Blown It
    Your Personal, Private Fears
    Isn't Adoption Really Just Long-Term Temporary Care?
    Bonding
    But They'll Be So Different from Us!
    What about Race?
    Can Older or Disabled Children "Fit"?
    Open Adoption? We Don't Want to Share!
    Will I Be the "Real Grandparent"?
    What If It Doesn't Work?
    How Adoption Works: The Facts vs the Myths
    "Just Relax: After Adopting, You'll Get Pregnant"
    How People Adopt
    Statistics
    The Kids
    The Cost
    Changing Practice�Open Adoption vs Confidential Adoption
    The Homestudy/Family Preparation
    Getting Ready
    The Wait
    International
    Special Needs Placements
    Domestic Infant Placement
    Respecting Privacy Boundaries
    Pregnant by Adoption
    Health Care for Expectant Adopters
    The Sympathetic Pregnancy
    Nesting
    They're Back?
    Practical Preparation�Expecting by Adoption
    Home at Last!
    Naming as Claiming
    Arrival Issues
    Circling the Wagons
    The Baby Blues
    Parenting in Adoption
    Age at Arrival Issues
    Infancy
    Toddlerhood
    Pre-School and Elementary School-Aged Kids
    Teens
    The Post-Institutionalized Child
    Adoption Issues through a Lifetime
    In Infancy and Toddlerhood
    At School
    In Adolescence
    In Adulthood
    Expanding the Family Culture
    Family Heritage�Stories, Traditions, and Heirlooms
    Understanding and Including Your Grandchild's Birthfamily
    Special Issues
    When You Were Adopted Yourself1
    If You Were Adoptive Parents, Too
    When Your Kids Are New Parents at "Grandparent Age"
    When This Is a Second Marriage
    Foster Grandchildren
    Adoption and the Rest of the World
    Recognizing Adoptism�Your Own and Others'
    Adoption in the Media
    Adoption Language
    Adoption Awareness Month
    How You Can Learn More
    Books, Newsletters, Magazines
    Internet Sites
    Support Groups
    Conferences
    An Addendum: Top Five "Hot Buttons" Not to Push! (Or Open Mouth, Extract Foot)
    "What about the money?" (Didn't your mother teach you it 'was bad manners to talk about money, politics and religion?)
    "Adoption connections aren't real connections anyway!" (Do you really want to say "You can do better than this?")
    "Adoptedpeople are 'flawed."' (The bad seed myth or racism)
    "Didn'tyou know that..." (Ignorance isn't bliss in personal relationships)
    "Now you'll get pregnant! They always do."
    Index

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