Adoptive families deal with a special dynamic that affects parents, adopted children, and birth children. And they face unique issues of attachment, adjustment, and identity. This book discusses: Critical questions to consider before you adopt; how to develop the crucial parent-child bond; handling the special challenges of transcultural adoption; ten essential success factors for healthy adoptive families; how to help your child deal with memories of the past; responding to your adopted adolescent's unique struggles; how to cope with feelings of inadequacy or frustration; why adopted children seek their roots and how to respond. This book will give hope and direction to those considering adoption and to those desiring to improve and develop the adoptive family relationship at any stage.
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