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Real Parents, Real Children

Parenting the Adopted Child

ISBN13: 9780824515140

ISBN10: 0824515145

Publisher: Crossroad Publishing (17 Sep 1995)

Extent: 288 pages

Size: 15.5 x 2 x 23 cm

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  • Required reading for adoptive families, those considering adoption, or professionals in the field. This practical, informative book covers topics of vital importance to adoptive parents with sensitivity and insight. The authors bring years of experience to the complex emotional issues that parents will negotiate, and expert advice on establishing a healthy, loving parent-child relationship.
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    Lisa Bartels-Rabb

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    A leading authority offers practical advice for parents on how to talk with their children about adoption and how to help them through the rougher times of growing up adopted. Highly recommended.          


     - Library Journal


    This book is the `Dr. Spock' of raising adopted children.        


     - Jerri Jenista M.D.


    Required reading not only for families but for teachers, pediatricians, lawyers, and other professionals as well as neighbors and extended family members of the adoptive and birth families.


     - Dr. Joyce Maguire Pavao, President and Founder, Center for Family Connections, Inc.


    Essential reading for all adoptive parents, those considering adoption, and the professionals who serve these families.


    -Susan Freivalds, Executive Director of Adoptive Families of America


     Whether you are considering adoption or have been at it for 27 years, as I have, this book will add to your knowledge and understanding.


     - Carolyn L. Johnson, Executive Director, National Adoption Center


    Regardless of the details of your adoption, you'll find issues that concern you in this comprehensive book.       


    - OURS, The Magazine of Adoptive Families


    Here are insights no adoptive parent can do without. Better get two copies­'e one for you, one for the grandparents. Highly recommended.


     - PACT: An Adoption Alliance


    As a pediatrician, I think this book should be required reading ... As an adoptive parent ... well, I think the dog-eared pages, marginal notes, and highlighter speak for themselves. Here is a book that changes things. Don't miss it!


    - Mary Kay Bowen, M.D.


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