The Adoptive Parents  Handbook Book

The Adoptive Parents Handbook

  • Author : Barbara Cummins Tantrum
  • Publisher : North Atlantic Books
  • Release Date : 2020-09-01
  • Genre: Family & Relationships
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9781623175160

The Adoptive Parents Handbook Excerpt :

The essential guide to parenting adopted and foster kids--learn to create felt safety, heal attachment trauma, and navigate challenging behaviors and triggers Children who have been adopted and/or shuttled through the foster-care system experience trauma at a much higher rate than other kids, which can make it difficult for them to trust, relax, regulate their emotions, and connect with their new families. As a parent, learning how to heal attachment trauma, attune to your child's needs, identify triggers, and create felt safety is essential to providing the loving, supportive, and stable home they need to thrive. Written for parents of adopted and foster kids of all ages, this book offers resources for handling common concerns like sleep issues, food sensitivities, anger, fear, and reactivity. It also provides guidance on navigating transracial adoptions, working through parents' own hang-ups, and recognizing signs of developmental and psychological conditions. The book highlights practical strategies and provides real-life examples to address questions like: • How do I help my adopted child adjust? • Is this kind of behavior "normal"? • How do I help my child live, heal, and thrive with PTSD?

The Routledge Handbook of Adoption Book

The Routledge Handbook of Adoption

  • Author : Gretchen Miller Wrobel
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2020-03-09
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 520
  • ISBN 10 : 9780429777806

The Routledge Handbook of Adoption Excerpt :

Adoption is practiced globally yielding a multidimensional area of study that cannot be characterized by a single movement or discipline. This handbook provides a central source of contemporary scholarship from a variety of disciplines with an international perspective and uses a multifaceted and interdisciplinary approach to ground adoption practices and activities in scientific research. Perspectives of birth/first parents, adoptive parents, and adopted persons are brought forth through a range of disciplinary and theoretical lenses. Beginning with background and context of adoption, including sociocultural and political contexts, the handbook then addresses the diversity of adoptive families in terms of family forms, attitudes about adoption, and characteristics of adopted children. Next, research examining the lived experience of adoption for birth parents, adoptive parents, and adopted individuals is presented. A variety of outcomes for internationally and domestically adopted children and adoptive families is then discussed and the handbook concludes by addressing the development, training, and implementation of adoption competent clinical practice. With cutting-edge research from top international scholars in a diversity of fields, The Routledge Handbook of Adoption should be considered essential reading for students, researchers, and practitioners across the fields of social work, sociology, psychology, medicine, family science, education, and demography.

Handbook of Adoption Book

Handbook of Adoption

  • Author : Rafael A. Javier
  • Publisher : SAGE
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 563
  • ISBN 10 : 9781412927505

Handbook of Adoption Excerpt :

Although most mental health and behavioral health professionals have encountered adoption triad members—birth parents, adoptive parents, and adopted persons—in their clinical practice, the vast majority have had no formal or informal training on adoption issues. The Handbook of Adoption is the first text designed for mental health practitioners to specifically address the many dimensions of adoption-related issues which can and do affect adoption triad members, specifically in the United States.

Handbook on Thriving as an Adoptive Family Book

Handbook on Thriving as an Adoptive Family

  • Author : David Sanford
  • Publisher : Focus on the Family Pub
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Genre: Family & Relationships
  • Pages : 275
  • ISBN 10 : 1589973380

Handbook on Thriving as an Adoptive Family Excerpt :

Adoption is a high calling from God, and the Christian home primary soil for planting seeds of faith. But how will post-adoption challenges affect this growth? Most agencies do a great job of connecting families with children who need a forever family. Not many prepare you for the unexpected issues—an adopted child fighting with his new siblings or not wanting to be touched or showing signs of reactive attachment disorder (RAD). The more you know, the more confident you will be to meet the unique needs of your adopted child and your entire family. This distinctly Christian book will equip readers to be successful adoptive parents. Packed from cover to cover with information, advice, ideas, and resources, Handbook on Thriving as an Adoptive Family will inspire and inform parents committed to making adoption work. Handbook on Thriving as an Adoptive Family is the one parenting resource that provides comprehensive, topical, Bible-based solutions for the inevitable challenges after adoption.

Love Me  Feed Me Book

Love Me Feed Me

  • Author : Katja Rowell
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Genre: Adopted children
  • Pages : 339
  • ISBN 10 : 0615691315

Love Me Feed Me Excerpt :

"Grounded in science and made real with the often heartbreaking and inspiring words of parents who have been there, Dr. Rowell helps readers understand and overcome feeding challenges, from simple picky eating to entrenched food obsession, oral motor and developmental delays, "feeding clinic failures," and more" --Cover, p. 4.

Securely Attached Book

Securely Attached

  • Author : Kristin Berry
  • Publisher : Moody Publishers
  • Release Date : 2020-10-06
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9780802498571

Securely Attached Excerpt :

Has Trauma Affected the Child You’re Caring For? Just as you prepared your home to welcome a new child, it is important to prepare your heart and mind—especially if the child has suffered from a background of trauma. Perhaps your invitation for love is met with hostility, and you find that this new member of your family rejects connection. If so, then it’s critical to acknowledge the effects of trauma on a child’s ability to attach. Mike and Kristin Berry realized this when they became adoptive and foster parents. In their twenty-year marriage, they have had the joy of adopting eight children and fostering twenty-three. They now offer guidance from their own journey to others parenting a child who has experienced past trauma. In Securely Attached, they offer practical insights that are supported by therapeutic and medical facts, so all parents can provide best for the children in their care. You’ll learn: How trauma changes the brain How to identify trauma-induced behaviors How to identify attachment disorders How to advocate for your child in the community. Get the help you need to better care for the children in your home. Discover how you can create a family and home that is safe and supportive so your children can grow to trust and become securely attached.

Labor of the Heart Book

Labor of the Heart

  • Author : Kathleen Whitten
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Genre: Family & Relationships
  • Pages : 219
  • ISBN 10 : 9781590771334

Labor of the Heart Excerpt :

This guide provides adoptive parents advice in getting through the difficult emotions and decisions about adoption, from dealing with the emotional upheaval of dealing with the issue of infertility, to the ups and downs of the adoption process, the bureaucracy of adoption, and more. Original.

The Everything Parent s Guide to Raising Your Adopted Child Book

The Everything Parent s Guide to Raising Your Adopted Child

  • Author : Corrie Lynn Player
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2008-08-17
  • Genre: Family & Relationships
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9781605507989

The Everything Parent s Guide to Raising Your Adopted Child Excerpt :

Domestic or international? Baby or older child? A child with special needs? The number of decisions you will need to make when deciding to adopt can at times seem overwhelming. The Everything® Parent’s Guide to Raising Your Adopted Child offers all the information any potential or newly adoptive parent might need. Parenting expert and adoptive parent Corrie Lynne Player has interviewed hundreds of adoptive parents and presents a cross-section of age, ethnicity, and cultural backgrounds to help you make the most informed decisions. This essential guidebook is packed with reassuring advice on how to handle the most common issues, including: -Questions to ask before adopting -Bonding techniques for each age group—from newborn to teenager -Adopting children with physiological or psychological special needs -Adopting outside your ethnic group -Navigating international adoptions -Fielding difficult questions about your adopted child’s birth parents -Helping your adopted child cope with feelings of loss and abandonment With this book by your side, you will bond with your child for a lifetime!

Children and Youth in Adoption  Orphanages  and Foster Care Book
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Children and Youth in Adoption Orphanages and Foster Care

  • Author : Lori Askeland
  • Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Genre: Family & Relationships
  • Pages : 222
  • ISBN 10 : 0313331839

Children and Youth in Adoption Orphanages and Foster Care Excerpt :

Written by experts in the field, this authoritative and accessible volume is the first comprehensive introductory history of adoption and foster care in the U.S. from the colonial period to the present, giving particular attention to the controversies surrounding interracial adoption and international adoption now.

The Russian Adoption Handbook Book

The Russian Adoption Handbook

  • Author : John H. Maclean
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Release Date : 2004-01-01
  • Genre: Family & Relationships
  • Pages : 560
  • ISBN 10 : 9780595301157

The Russian Adoption Handbook Excerpt :

For: Stephen & Mary Perch.

The Chinese Adoption Handbook Book

The Chinese Adoption Handbook

  • Author : John Maclean
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Release Date : 2004-01-04
  • Genre: Family & Relationships
  • Pages : 286
  • ISBN 10 : 9780595750702

The Chinese Adoption Handbook Excerpt :

Adopting a child can be one of life's most rewarding experiences. Unfortunately, complex policies, legal risks, and fewer available children can make a domestic adoption difficult. International adoption offers a solution to parents yearning for a child of their own. American parents are now adopting over 6,000 children a year from China and Korea. John Maclean's The Chinese Adoption Handbook is a comprehensive guide to adopting a child from China and Korea. From pitfalls to practical advice, the rewards to the risks, The Chinese Adoption Handbook leads parents through the international maze, including: How the international adoption process works. How to start the process. What you need to know before traveling to China or Korea. Making the most out of your trip-the inside scoop on customs, hotels, and shopping. The children's homes, the U.S. Consulate visit, and the questions that need to be asked. Medical issues, special adoption doctors, and travel requirements. Post-adoption procedures and much, much more. Practical, accurate, and written with a father's sense of humor, The Chinese Adoption Handbook is the most comprehensive and up-to-date guide to adoption from China and Korea.

Risk and Promise Book

Risk and Promise

  • Author : Ira J. Chasnoff
  • Publisher : N T I Upstream
  • Release Date : 2006-01-01
  • Genre: Family & Relationships
  • Pages : 102
  • ISBN 10 : 097077625X

Risk and Promise Excerpt :

The purpose of the book is to help prospective parents better understand the risk factors as well as the protective factors a child from overseas is presenting, support the parents through the decision-making process, and guide them during the period of transition in their lives as their new child moves into their family.The premise of Risk and Promise is that the success of any adoptive placement is a function of not only the capabilities and needs of the child, but also the expectations, characteristics, and lifestyle of the adoptive family members. It is important that prospective adoptive families assess their tolerance for uncertainty, for the potential challenges that the child may bring, and the parents' ability (financial and otherwise) to modify their lifestyle in order to accommodate the demands of a child who may be quite challenging. Along these lines, a secondary objective of this book is to enlighten prospective adoptive parents regarding the extent of what may be required of them if, indeed, they are to fulfill the commitment that they are making in taking on the responsibility for a child whose needs will unfold over time.Risk and Promise is written by a team of pediatricians, a clinical psychologist, and an infant mental health specialist based on their extensive research and clinical experience in working with children adopted from overseas. The first two sections of the book provide prospective parents with information as it will come to them during the adoption process. Each major section is then divided into key subsections that focus the information on specific characteristics related to the child. The book's third section consists of worksheets that parents can fill out to help them collect baseline information that will be helpful in both the short and long term. The authors' goal in writing this book is to insure that every adoption is a well-informed adoption that ultimately promotes the health and development of the child and the family.

Adoption Book


  • Author : Barbara A. Moe
  • Publisher : Abc-Clio Incorporated
  • Release Date : 1998
  • Genre: Family & Relationships
  • Pages : 303
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015047070530

Adoption Excerpt :

Presents an overview of adoption with a chronology of milestones in adoption history, biographies of individuals who have affected child welfare and adoption philosophies, and a dissucssion of federal legislation and policies

Related by Adoption Book

Related by Adoption

  • Author : Hedi Argent
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2014-02-13
  • Genre: Adoption
  • Pages : 74
  • ISBN 10 : 1910039039

Related by Adoption Excerpt :

A new and comprehensively revised edition of BAAF's popular handbook introduces grandparents-to-be and other relatives to information about adoption today. It offers facts about the children needing adoption, processes and procedures and, most importantly, discusses how the wider family can support and be involved in building a family through adoption. Quotes and snippets from family stories add an immediacy to this accessible and informative guide, which also includes contributions from grandparents. Newly updated for 2014.

The International Adoption Handbook Book

The International Adoption Handbook

  • Author : Myra Alperson
  • Publisher : Holt Paperbacks
  • Release Date : 2013-11-05
  • Genre: Family & Relationships
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 9781466856240

The International Adoption Handbook Excerpt :

For anyone involved in, or thinking about, adopting a child from abroad, The International Adoption Handbook is an essential guide. The process of international adoption can sometimes seem complex, frustrating, and endless. This step-by-step guide, which provides the necessary hard facts and information — as well as support through the experiences of the author and others — will help smooth the way. After a general discussion of who may adopt and what restrictions may apply, the book goes into the nitty-gritty of what the process entails: choosing where to adopt and how to go about it; using an agency or facilitator; initiating the home study; assembling a dossier; working with the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service; knowing the topes of expenses that can be anticipated; and many other issues. In addition, the book provides up-to-date information on resources, including what is available today on the Internet, information that was previously difficult for adoptive parents to find out on their own. Equally informative are the author's interviews of a number of adoptive families whose stories are interspersed throughout the book. By sharing their experiences, they help to make the process work for others.