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The Adoptive & Foster Parent Guide: How to Heal Your Child's Trauma and Loss

The Adoptive & Foster Parent Guide: How to Heal Your Child's Trauma and Loss

Finally, a practical, reader-friendly book for adoptive and foster parents! The first part of the book effortlessly explains topics that are pertinent to adoptive and foster families, including the four attachment styles, detachment, and unique family issues, such as: family triangles and birth families. This information will be helpful to the newly arrived home family as well as the...

Super Baby Food

Super Baby Food

ABSOLUTELY EVERYTHING you should know about feeding your baby and toddler from beginning solid foods through age three years. How and when to start your baby on solid foods, with detailed information on the best and safest high chair, spoons, bibs, and other feeding equipment. Which foods to introduce to your baby during each month of his first year, with details on proper food...

Dream Catcher, Failure Was Never An Option (na)

Dream Catcher, Failure Was Never An Option (na)

In the years leading up to the 1950’s there were no resources for the challenged. They were placed in asylums or back rooms and left to die. They were never talked about or acknowledged. They were the silent children. The ones no one wanted. The ,ones who never given a chance to live. Florida Author Yvonne Mason has given us a story of success in a time of failure for the challenged. She...

Becoming A Mother: Ectopic Pregnancy, Miscarriage, Infertility, Relationships, And My Bumpy Road To Motherhood

Becoming A Mother: Ectopic Pregnancy, Miscarriage, Infertility, Relationships, And My Bumpy Road To Motherhood

Jennifer is a wife and mom. She has a Masters Degree in Counseling with an advanced certificate in Marriage & Family Therapy. Jennifer specializes in working with Women, Couples & Families dealing with pregnancy loss, infant death and infertility. Before giving birth to her beautiful daughter in 2002, Jennifer had two losses. This inspired her to return to school to complete her degree...

West Meets East: Americans Adopt Chinese Children

West Meets East: Americans Adopt Chinese Children

Who are the new families that are appearing on city streets, in suburban malls, and at Fourth of July celebrations? The parents, in their 40s and 50s, are obviously Caucasian, and their very young daughters are obviously Chinese. This book is about these new "American & Chinese" families that are being formed through the mechanism of international adoption.

Siblings in Adoption and Foster Care: Traumatic Separations and Honored Connections

Siblings in Adoption and Foster Care: Traumatic Separations and Honored Connections

Normally, our relationships with our brothers and sisters are the longest relationships in our lives, outlasting time with our parents, and most marriages today. The sibling relationship is emotionally powerful and critically important, giving us a sense of continuity throughout life. So what happens when a child loses contact not only with his or her parents, but with siblings too? That is...

The Basics of Adoption: A Guide for Building Families in the U.S. and Canada

The Basics of Adoption: A Guide for Building Families in the U.S. and Canada

With about 70,000 domestic and international adoptions each year in the United States and Canada, adoption remains a major means of building families in both countries. Its continued success can be inferred not only from the yearly statistics, but from a report issued in 2003 by the U.S. Census Bureau. To the surprise of many, the report announced the existence of 1.6 million adopted children...

Adopting Maternity: White Women Who Adopt Transracially or Transnationally

Adopting Maternity: White Women Who Adopt Transracially or Transnationally

Discusses the issues related to race, class, and gender involved in adoption based on in-depth interviews with 22 adoptive mothers. This text compares and contrasts the experiences of white women who adopted Asian, black, or biracial children. The bulk of the book is dedicated to presenting the women's words as they talk about their perceptions of fertility treatments, birth mothers, other...

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