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Twenty Things Adopted Kids Wish Their Adoptive Parents Knew

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ISBN13: 9780440508380
ISBN10: 044050838x
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"Birthdays may be difficult for me."

"I want you to take the initiative in opening conversations about my birth family."

"When I act out my fears in obnoxious ways, please hang in there with me."

"I am afraid you will abandon me."

The voices of adopted children are poignant, questioning. And they tell a familiar story of loss, fear, and hope. This extraordinary book, written by a woman who was adopted herself, gives voice to children's unspoken concerns, and shows adoptive parents how to free their kids from feelings of fear, abandonment, and shame.

With warmth and candor, Sherrie Eldridge reveals the twenty complex emotional issues you must understand to nurture the child you love--that he must grieve his loss now if he is to receive love fully in the future--that she needs honest information about her birth family no matter how painful the details may be--and that although he may choose to search for his birth family, he will always rely on you to be his parents.

Filled with powerful insights from children, parents, and experts in the field, plus practical strategies and case histories that will ring true for every adoptive family, Twenty Things Adopted Kids Wish Their Adoptive Parents Knew is an invaluable guide to the complex emotions that take up residence within the heart of the adopted child--and within the adoptive home.

Synopsis:

The author, an adopted child herself, offers powerful, poignant essays highlighting the 20 most important issues adopted children face.272 pp.

Synopsis:

Written by a woman who was an adopted child, this work highlights the 20 most important issues adopted children face, and is filled with powerful, poignant insights from children, parents, and experts in the field, plus practical strategies and case histories that will ring true for every adoptive family.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. [219]-222).

About the Author

Sherrie Eldridge was adopted herself, and she uses many personal anecdotes to help illustrate the themes of this book. She formed an organization, Jewel Among Jewels Adoption Network, Inc., which helps educate people about the unique needs of the adopted child and publishes a quarterly newsletter, Jewel Among Jewels Adoption News. She lives with her husband in Indianapolis.

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sharontn, May 8, 2009 (view all comments by sharontn)
Fascinating title. I adopted a child and I've often wondered his true feelings toward being adopted or towards his birthparents. He's very considerate and doesn't won't to hurt my feelings so he will not share certain things with me. This book may give me some clues. Thanks.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780440508380
Author:
Eldredge, Sherrie
Author:
Eldridge, Sherrie
Author:
Eldredge, Sherrie
Author:
Sherrie Eldridge
Publisher:
Dell Publishing Company
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Adoption
Subject:
Adopted children
Subject:
Adoptees
Subject:
Adoption & Fostering
Subject:
FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Adoption & Fostering
Subject:
Child Care and Parenting-Adoption and Foster Care
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
19991031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
8.06x5.28x.62 in. .46 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , The author, an adopted child herself, offers powerful, poignant essays highlighting the 20 most important issues adopted children face.272 pp.
"Synopsis" by , Written by a woman who was an adopted child, this work highlights the 20 most important issues adopted children face, and is filled with powerful, poignant insights from children, parents, and experts in the field, plus practical strategies and case histories that will ring true for every adoptive family.
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