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Journeys After Adoption

Journeys After Adoption Author Jayne E. Schooler
ISBN-10 0897898168
Release 2002-01-01
Pages 292
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What can we learn about the experience of adoption from those who have taken that journey? How can those touched by adoption navigate successfully through the issues of search, reunion, and aftermath? Will those answers have a positive impact on adoption today? Drawing upon the experiences of dozens of triad members--adopted persons, birth parents, and adoptive parents--the authors offer insight into the concerns, issues, joys, and pain experienced by those who lives are framed by adoption. The book explores such questions as: How do I make the decision to search for my parents? How do I prepare emotionally? What are my adoptive parents feeling and thinking? What if I am rejected, encounter death, or reach a dead end? How do I develop a relationship with siblings I've never known? The authors deal sensitively with these and many other issues. Attention is also given to the needs and concerns of adoptive parents as their children grow into adults. Practical advice helps prepare triad members to deal emotionally and psychologically with the process of search and reunion."

My Family My Journey

My Family  My Journey Author Zoe Francesca
ISBN-10 0811857379
Release 2007-04-26
Pages 48
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For the growing audience of adoptive families, Chronicle Books is proud to offer a baby book thatsuits the wide array of experiences and choices that bring a family and their new child together. This lovely keepsake album contains sections to record all the joyful milestones and cherished family moments that mark a new baby's life, pages to chart the adopted child's unique journey, as well as a sturdy pocket in which to store important documents and memorabilia. Inside the pocket are over 60 stickers you can use to customize the family tree pages. As the pages of the journal fill with memories, My Family, My Journey will stand as a lasting testament of love for the entire family.

Wait No More

Wait No More Author John Rosati
ISBN-10 1604828226
Release 2011-10-21
Pages 192
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"Kelly and John Rosati never expected to adopt four children from the U.S. foster care system. But God's plan for them turned out to be more extraordinary than they could have dreamed"--From publisher description.

Adoption Is a Lifelong Journey

Adoption Is a Lifelong Journey Author Kelly Dibenedetto
ISBN-10 0692797874
Release 2017-03-15
Pages 29
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"Written from the perspective of a child, Adoption is a Lifelong Journey provides insight into emotions and thoughts an adoptee or foster child might encounter while also equipping caregivers with timely responses and resources" -- cover, page [4].

Following the Red Thread

Following the Red Thread Author Louise Kerr
ISBN-10 9781512778656
Release 2017-04-20
Pages 342
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A frank and engaging memoir, Following the Red Thread is a mother's full answer to her daughter's childhood question: 'why did you adopt me?' Making sense of her early experiences as both the preparation and her motivation to adopt, Kerr draws on the Chinese concept of the red thread to detail her long march towards China and the adoption of her much loved daughter. Along the way, she encounters many different 'Chinas' and comes to love the infinite variety that is the People's Republic on the cusp of the third millennium. Kerr's deep desire to adopt is intertwined with her journey back to faith. From an outright rejection of Christianity in her teens, she rediscovers her faith and realises a childhood promise to serve God overseas. Ultimately, in seeking out her daughter, she finds herself.

The Colour of Difference

The Colour of Difference Author Sarah Armstrong
ISBN-10 1862873976
Release 2001-01
Pages 200
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The Encyclopedia of American Poetry: The Twentieth Century contains over 400 entries that treat a broad range of individual poets and poems, along with many articles devoted to topics, schools, or periods of American verse in the century. Entries fall into three main categories: poet entries, which provide biographical and cultural contexts for the author's career; entries on individual works, which offer closer explication of the most resonant poems in the 20th-century canon; and topical entries, which offer analyses of a given period of literary production, school, thematically constructed category, or other verse tradition that historically has been in dialogue with the poetry of the United States.

Parenting Adopted Adolescents

Parenting Adopted Adolescents Author Gregory Keck
ISBN-10 9781617472503
Release 2014-02-27
Pages 240
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In his newest release, Dr. Gregory C. Keck offers new insights and parenting strategies relative to adolescents, especially adopted adolescents. Parents will find humor and relief as they realize their role in their child’s journey in the adoption process.

For the Love of a Child

For the Love of a Child Author Monica L. Blume
ISBN-10 1590384407
Release 2005-01-01
Pages 241
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For the Love of a Child has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from For the Love of a Child also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full For the Love of a Child book for free.

Open Adoption Open Heart

Open Adoption  Open Heart Author Russell Elkins
ISBN-10 161206034X
Release 2012-05-15
Pages 120
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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.

Patty s Journey

Patty s Journey Author Donna S. Norling
ISBN-10 145290202X
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Patty s Journey has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Patty s Journey also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Patty s Journey book for free.

The Lost Daughters of China

The Lost Daughters of China Author Karin Evans
ISBN-10 9781440637551
Release 2008-10-02
Pages 400
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In 1997 journalist Karin Evans walked into an orphanage in southern China and met her new daughter, a beautiful one-year-old baby girl. In this fateful moment Evans became part of a profound, increasingly common human drama that links abandoned Chinese girls with foreigners who have traveled many miles to complete their families. At once a compelling personal narrative and an evocative portrait of contemporary China, The Lost Daughters of China has also served as an invaluable guide for thousands of readers as they navigated the process of adopting from China. However, much has changed in terms of the Chinese government?s policies on adoption since this book was originally published and in this revised and updated edition Evans addresses these developments. Also new to this edition is a riveting chapter in which she describes her return to China in 2000 to adopt her second daughter who was nearly three at the time. Many of the first girls to be adopted from China are now in the teens (China only opened its doors to adoption in the 1990s), and this edition includes accounts of their experiences growing up in the US and, in some cases, of returning to China in search of their roots. Illuminating the real-life stories behind the statistics, The Lost Daughters of China is an unforgettable account of the red thread that winds form China?s orphanages to loving families around the globe.

Adopting After Infertility

Adopting After Infertility Author Patricia Irwin Johnston
ISBN-10 0944934102
Release 1992-01-01
Pages 318
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Adopting After Infertility has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Adopting After Infertility also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Adopting After Infertility book for free.

Dear Lois

Dear Lois Author Karen Schlindwein
ISBN-10 1490875328
Release 2015-05-07
Pages 170
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Dear Lois is a unique perspective of an adoption journey told through letters written to birthmothers, by the adoptive parents, as their children were growing up. The perspectives of the birth family, adoptive family, and adopted children take the reader on an emotional journey from the heartbreak of a couple facing infertility to the joy of family woven together.

Journey Of The Adopted Self

Journey Of The Adopted Self Author Betty Jean Lifton
ISBN-10 0786723564
Release 2008-08-04
Pages 336
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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.

Encouragement for the Adoption and Parenting Journey

Encouragement for the Adoption and Parenting Journey Author Rachel Garlinghouse
ISBN-10 1507878869
Release 2015-03-14
Pages 200
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Adoption and subsequent parenting can be an overwhelming and trying journey, one you were never meant to travel alone. trying journey, one you were never meant to travel alone. With this conversational devotional in hand, you will be reminded of the many ways that God travels this journey with you, through every joy (grace, love, peace) and every challenge (jealousy, heartache, doubt). Whether you've been faithfully reading your Bible for your entire life or you haven't been to church since last Christmas, this book is for you. Each chapter includes: -a topic of interest -Scripture from the ESV Bible -a heartfelt, applicable devotion -reflection questions At the end of the book: -journaling space Join the book club at "Adoption Devotional" on Facebook. Follow the authors on Twitter @whitebrownsugar and @madeleinemelch5 REVIEWS: "Encouragement for the Adoption and Parenting Journey is a delightful collection of weekly devotions. Quick and easy to read for those who are busy, this book also offers deep and introspective topics that are important to any parent. The questions that follow each devotion are wonderful for a group discussion or for the individual. This is one book that I will keep by my desk, and refer to it each week. Simply a great book for today's parents!" -Dr. John DeGarmo, adoptive and foster parent, and author of eight parenting books, including The Foster Parenting Manual: A Practical Guide to Creating a Loving, Safe and Stable Home and Keeping Foster Children Safe Online: Positive Strategies to Prevent Cyberbullying, Inappropriate Contact and Other Digital Dangers "For me, one of the hardest and most faith-testing parts of adoption is the waiting. Encouragement is something that all moms need but there is an extra layer of complexity and brokenness to coming to motherhood through adoption. I wish I'd have had a devotional/journal like this when we were in the process of adoption and I'd recommend it to any mom who is just beginning her adoption journey - or any mom who is a mom through adoption. Beautiful, inspiring and healing!" -Jill Robbins, mom by adoption and birth, and writer of the blog Ripped Jeans and Bifocals

Yafi s Family

Yafi s Family Author Linda Pettitt
ISBN-10 0979748143
Release 2010
Pages 32
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Yafi's family recalls his adoption from Ethiopia with stories, memories, and photographs.

How I Met My Son

How I Met My Son Author Rosalind Powell
ISBN-10 9781910536568
Release 2016-02-11
Pages 272
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When journalist Rosalind Powell and her husband wanted to start a family, they had no idea of the journey that lay ahead. Encountering fertility issues and gruelling IVF treatment to no avail, but still determined to be parents, they set off on the adoption route. After many false starts and dashed hopes they eventually, and luckily, found their son. How I Met My Son is more than a memoir, it is an invaluable guide to the reality of adoption in the UK. Both joyful and heartbreaking, the path to becoming a parent is laid bare. The story explores the sadness of infertility, the rigours of IVF, the minefield of social services, the intensity of the assessment process, the difficulties of choosing a child (and being chosen) and the happiness and shock of finally bringing that child home. A candid, compelling and inspirational book about what it means to be a parent of a child that isn't, biologically, your own.