Honestly Adoption

Pub Date:   |   Archive Date: 01 Aug 2019

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I read this book as a continuing education resource as a CASA (court appointed special advocate) for children in foster care. I was thrilled to find something written by parents of foster and adopted children and also with a Christian worldview. This book was chalk-full of advice on all manner of subjects that pertain to parenting in general, as well as specific to parenting children with trauma. In some instances, they gave very specific examples, other items had no examples or the example didn't finish to give an indication of how the issue was fully resolved, but that was my only complaint. I suppose if they would have given examples for everything, the book would have been ridiculously long! Regardless, I would strongly recommend this book to any parents who are struggling with a difficult child as well as specifically to parents who are fostering or have adopted. A great deal of practical advice in parenting well, being consistent in your plans, staying calm, advocating for your child and preventing the shame that often comes with the consequences of trauma. An excellent resource!

Special thanks to NetGalley for an advanced ecopy of this book. I was not obligated to write a review and all of the thoughts contained herein are my own.
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As an adoptee myself,I found this book very interesting.It is a great introduction and help for anyone who is interested in adoption and/or fostering.

The authors respond to 101 questions about adoptions and fostering.
The couple has been married for 20 years and they are parents of eight adopted children.They were also foster parents of 23 children over the course of 17 years.

The book is divided in four chapters:adoption,adoption relationships,attachment parenting and empowering children.

As an adoptee,it was great for me to see things in a different perspective.The authors believe that communication,honesty and trust are essential in order to build and maintain the relationship.

Clearly one book can not be exhaustive as every adoption/forster case is different,however I believe it represents a great start and a much needed way to start the discussion and spread knowledge.
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I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.   Thank you NetGalley.

great, informative book about adoption.     i fyou're considering opening your home to fostering/adopting or know someone that is, highly recommend this book.
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This was a good read if you are wanting info into adoption. My husband and I have talked about being foster parents someday, so this was very informative.
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This book provides enlightening first-hand information about the adoption process and parenting adopted children. I wish some of the information in this book had been more readily available when my family adopted (5 domestic special needs adoptions), as it would have been even more helpful. Still, there were good tidbits of advice for my family. It will be a great resource for adoptive families in the future.
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I feel this book would be an incredible book to give somebody who is considering adoption or fostering. The Berry’s insights as well as adoptees’ views were incredibly helpful! I’ve been considering adopting in the future and this book helped me realise the thought and preparation needed to successfully help and raise a child who might have suffered through trauma.
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I was interested in the topic for this but felt like something was missing. Good enough read with some important elements highlighted..
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