Welcoming A New Brother or Sister Through Adoption

Welcoming A New Brother or Sister Through Adoption

From Navigating New Relationships to Building A Loving Family

eBook - 2013
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Jessica Kingsley Pub
Welcoming a New Brother or Sister through Adoption is a comprehensive yet accessible guide that describes the adoption process and the impact of adoption on every member of the family, including the adopted child. The book is peppered with real life stories and direct quotes from children, which make it a realistic and insightful resource.
Adoption is a big step which can change the whole dynamics of the family. It is crucial that parents understand the impact it has when new sibling relationships are forged and an adoptee becomes a part of the family. Welcoming a New Brother or Sister through Adoption is a comprehensive yet accessible guide that describes the adoption process and the impact of adoption on every member of the family, including the adopted child. It prepares families to have realistic expectations and equips them with knowledge to deal with a host of situations that may arise, addressing difficult questions head-on: 'Did we make the right choice by adopting?', 'How is this affecting our 'typical' children?', 'Will our adopted son or daughter heal?' are explored and solutions discussed in detail. All this is accompanied with real life stories and direct quotes from children, which make it a realistic and insightful resource.This book is vital reading for adoptive families and professionals who work with them including social workers, counselors and psychologists.

Book News
James, an adoption professional and therapist providing services for attachment difficulties, childhood trauma, and issues related to adoption, presents a guide for families, and professionals who work with them, to adopting a child to a family that already has children and helping siblings deal with challenges that may occur with the arrival of a newcomer, especially a traumatized child. She describes the expectations siblings develop when they learn their family is adopting; ways for parents to conduct pre-placement preparation with children; reviewing and refining parental strengths; moving the child in; the pros and cons of traveling to their homeland; common challenges with a child with complex trauma; what to do if the challenges are too great; and strategies for meeting the needs of each child, dealing with grief issues, blending children with diverse birth histories, learning to be a peaceful family, dealing with sexual acting out and aggression, and restoring family fun. The final chapter contains stories from siblings and adoptees. Annotation ©2013 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Publisher: London ; Philadelphia : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2013
ISBN: 9781849059039
1849059039
9781299471795
129947179X
9780857006530
0857006533
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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