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Keys to Successful Stepmothering (Barron's Parenting Keys)

Keys to Successful Stepmothering (Barron's Parenting Keys)

Here are practical suggestions for achieving harmony in your stepfamily. The "myths" about stepmothering are discussed as are ways to merge two families and avoid misunderstandings between you and your stepchildren, and you and your fiance/husband. Encouraging and timely, this resource helps you develop a healthy stepfamily--one filled with rewards.

Heritage Support for Our Internationally-Adoptive Child

Heritage Support for Our Internationally-Adoptive Child

This collection of seven direct and practical articles (with an introduction and a book/video list) details the China-adoptive child's need for heritage support, briefly defined as information (age-appropriately given) about her history and, in sum, a positive account of the country of her origin, and discusses common misconceptions surrounding the subject. The distinction between heritage...

Keys to Parenting an Adopted Child (Barron's Parenting Keys)

Keys to Parenting an Adopted Child (Barron's Parenting Keys)

Adoptive parents will find information and advice on preparing for placement, bonding with an adopted child, transracial and international adoptions, coping with a childÂ's health or learning problems, and much more. Appendices present lists of adoptive parenting organizations in the U.S. and Canada, adoption-friendly mental health resources, childrenÂ's...

The Lost Child of Philomena Lee: A Mother, Her Son and A Fifty-Year Search

The Lost Child of Philomena Lee: A Mother, Her Son and A Fifty-Year Search

When she fell pregnant as a teenager in Ireland in 1952, Philomena Lee was sent to the convent of Roscrea, Co. Limerick, to be looked after as a `fallen woman' and at the age of three her baby was whisked away and `sold' to America for adoption. Coerced into signing a document promising `Never to Seek to Know' what the Church did with him, she never saw him again. She would spend...

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