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My Family My Journey

Author : Zoe Francesca
ISBN : 0811857379
Genre : Family & Relationships
File Size : 51. 12 MB
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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.


Author : Beth O'Malley
ISBN : 0970183275
Genre : Family & Relationships
File Size : 27. 22 MB
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I Wished For You

Author : Sourcebooks
ISBN : 1492648841
Genre : Family & Relationships
File Size : 85. 4 MB
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Cherish every step. Remember every chapter. Love every moment. Celebrate your unique adoption story with this gently guided journal designed with adoptive parents in mind. - Open-ended and playful prompts-perfect for any age or experience - Lots of spots for notes, photographs, announcements, and other mementos - Beautiful, simple design to make your own Every child, every family's story is unique... and now every story can be told. This beautifully designed keepsake journal captures all of the emotions, history, hopes, dreams, and surprises that each adoption journey entails through guided prompts that encourage parents to enjoy and reflect on their own experience. Created specifically for adoptive parents, I Wished for You celebrates each unique adoption story, where every milestone is remembered, every moment is cherished, and every child is wished for.

Twenty Things Adopted Kids Wish Their Adoptive Parents Knew

Author : Sherrie Eldridge
ISBN : 9780307570819
Genre : Family & Relationships
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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. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Waiting For You

Author : Kirsten Davis
ISBN : 0972394206
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? Writing springboards to help manage feelings, document the adopting journey and create a keepsake? Adaptable to diverse adoption scenarios including single parent, gay/lesbian, transracial or older child? Superior quality binding and archival acid-free paper to maximize viewing pleasure for years to come? Hardbound edition with striking matte finish for an attractive look and feel

You Can Adopt

Author : Susan Caughman
ISBN : 9780345504012
Genre : Family & Relationships
File Size : 67. 78 MB
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Provides answers to common questions on adoption, including advice and honest stories from lawyers, social workers, parents, and childen.

Our Chosen Child

Author : Judith Levy
ISBN : 0740727095
Genre : Family & Relationships
File Size : 76. 60 MB
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Parents record every milestone-from the first smile to the first day at school-in a child's baby book for posterity. Thanks to best-selling author Judith Levy, adoptive parents can now express their joy and love for a child in a baby book created especially for them. Our Chosen Child omits the traditional space for recording details about the pregnancy, labor, and delivery, highlighting instead the special preparations adoptive parents make and the excitement and anticipation they feel.In Our Chosen Child, adoptive parents can record family history and all the milestones of childhood through high school graduation. Additionally, Our Chosen Child includes the milestones that an adoptive family achieves. A page entitled "Waiting for You" acknowledges the many steps along the journey to becoming an adoptive family, such as completing a home study and getting references. On the page entitled "When We First Saw You" parents can capture the special moment when they first meet their intended child, whether as a newborn or as a five-year-old. The happy memories of the day the adoption is finalized are recorded on the "Adoption Day" page.Each page features original poetry by Judith Levy, such as this loving dedication: "You had a journey to make, A trip to come through, To parents who were praying, And waiting for you." Judy Pelikan's tender illustrations grace every page, making this book a beautiful keepsake.All adoptive parents will want to complete this treasury of memories for their own "chosen child."

Adoption Reunions

Author : Michelle McColm
ISBN : UOM:39015032585328
Genre : Family & Relationships
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In this practical book, Michelle McColm takes the adoptee and birth parent carefully through the process of adoption reunion; drawing on extensive interviews and the experience of her own reunion.

Parenting Your Adopted Child

Author : Andrew Adesman
ISBN : 0071409807
Genre : Family & Relationships
File Size : 72. 33 MB
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Presents a guide to parenting an adopted child, and offers advice on when to tell children they are adopted, how to nuture strong relationships between siblings, and on how to understand and counter myths that are harmful to adopted children.

What I Want My Adopted Child To Know

Author : Sally Bacchetta
ISBN : 9781440194368
Genre : Family & Relationships
File Size : 78. 27 MB
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What I Want My Adopted Child to Know: An Adoptive Parent's Perspective is a tender, revealing look at adoption from the parent perspective. Whether you are an adoptive parent, an adoptee, someone considering adoption, or simply curious about adoption dynamics, What I Want My Adopted Child to Know: An Adoptive Parent's Perspective will touch your heart and increase your sensitivity to the challenges and joys that are unique to adoptive parenting. Bacchetta wrote the book in response to a need common among adoptive families. Adoptive families navigate emotional terrain that fully-biological families don't have to. This is a book adoptive parents can give to their child and say, I know adoption is painful, unsettling, joyous, and affirming. It's that way for me too. More than anything, adoption is the way we came together, and I'll always be grateful for that.' Bacchetta's words echo with the collective voice of over 100 adoptive parents interviewed for this book. With chapters like I Would Do it All Again , You Are Not Different Because You Were Adopted, and I Regret What I Can't Give You, What I Want My Adopted Child to Know is by turns affirming, challenging, thoughtful, wistful, and poignant.

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