Twenty Things Adopted Kids Wish Their Adoptive Parents Knew (Paperback)

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    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.
    "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.

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    Dimensions 8.0x6.0x1.0
    ISBN 9780440508380
    Genre FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Adoption & Fostering
    Format Paperback
    Pages 222
    Publisher Date 1999-11-01 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Delta
    Copyright Year 1999
    Height 8.25 in
    Wdth 5.25 in
    Thickness 0.75 in
    Unit weight 0.45 lb
    Language English
    Edition Detail Reissue
    Audience General/trade
    Authors Eldridge, Sherrie

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    • Twenty Things Adopted Kids Wish Their Adoptive

      I absolutely recommend this book for anyone that is affected by adoption. I have no doubt that I will read it again and that it will benefit me as an excellent reference and resource book as well. I highly recommend this book to any professional social worker, adoption caseworker and any others in the professional fields dealing with the human condition and behavior, etc. The author most certainly is an authority on the subject. Of that there is no doubt.

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