The premature birth of your baby or babies is a medical crisis. But more than that, it is a family crisis. When your baby* is born too soon, you must face not only the medical aspects of prematurity but also the many emotional aspects of parenting your premature baby. During hospitalization, after homecoming, and perhaps throughout childhood, there are three overarching, emotionally intense...
Based on clinical studies and case histories, this startling account of the failure of our modern social institutions to provide for the real needs of today's children uncovers the many myths and desperate problems of America's foster care and adoption systems and issues an urgent call for action. Illustrations.