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Readiness to Adopt Children with Special Needs: A Self-Survey for Prospective Adoptive Parents by Jane Gilgun
Price: Free! Words: 2,930. Language: English. Published: August 11, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Parenting » Adoption
This survey is for prospective adoption parents who are considering adopting children children with special needs. Your answers will show you where you have strengths as a parent and where you have room for improvement.
What I Wish I Had Known Before Adopting: Preparing for Adoption and Dispelling Adoption Myths by Venice Kichura
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 7,780. Language: English. Published: August 4, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Parenting » Adoption, Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Adoption
Preparing for adoption involves more than setting up a nursery. It also means learning how to be more sensitive to the needs of adoptees so adoptive parents can be better prepared when their adopted children deal with emotional issues concerning their adoption. Besides addressing thoughtless comments, this article (about 7,700 words) exposes several of the myths linked with adoption.
The Adoption of Daniel by Dee Phillips
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,500. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Adoption, Nonfiction » Parenting » Adoption
If you have ever wanted to adopt a child, you may be interested in a true story of adoption. Here is the account of the adoption of Daniel.
Children of Dreams, An Adoption Memoir by Lorilyn Roberts
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 72,230. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Spiritual inspiration, Nonfiction » Parenting » Adoption(5.00 from 1 review)
Communist blockades, life-threatening illness, betrayal, and deceit all play a part in this one-of-a-kind adoption memoir.
Adoption, The Best Gift: A handbook for prospective adoptive parents by Nikki Biers
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 35,200. Language: English. Published: October 6, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Parenting » Adoption
When Nikki Biers and her husband started looking into adoption, they had no idea what to expect. First adoption experiences can be overwhelming and even a little frightening especially not knowing what questions to ask. Adoption, The Best Gift was born from this need for basic procedural and emotional guidance. Each chapter covers an important step in making the dream of a family a reality.
Darby's Story The Life of an Adopted Dog by Martha Steward
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 10,680. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Animals, Nonfiction » Parenting » Adoption
Darby found himself in the city pound waiting a certain fate. When a local rescue dog group saved him, and placed Darby in a foster home. For several months Darby’s hopes were, a family would adopt him. Christmas was just around the corner. The book is simply written with adopted pets dealing with blended family issues. The content can be appreciated by adults and children.
A Beginner's Guide to Low-Cost Adoptions by John Armeau
Price: Free! Words: 14,400. Language: English. Published: September 19, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Parenting » Adoption
Free guide to low-cost U.S. and international adoptions. Written by adoptive parents, this book provides valuable insight into the adoption process, available children, best internet resources, avoidable pitfalls, plus tax credits, loans, and grants. See adoptioninformationsite.com
My Secret Mother: an adoptee speaks to the girls who went away by Robert J Bannon
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 19,770. Language: English. Published: September 12, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Personal inspiration, Nonfiction » Parenting » Adoption
Robert J. Bannon was surprised to learn about the numerous shared feelings and challenges between birth mothers and the child they gave up. As an adoptee, he was compelled to explore this unique relationship resulting in a book of love and inspiration that will capture the hearts of everyone with any connection to adoption. My Secret Mother reveals the true feelings of a son still wondering.
Long Story Short: Year of the Water Goat by Jan Risher
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 10,080. Language: English. Published: August 2, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region, Nonfiction » Parenting » Adoption
Long Story Short: Year of the Water Goat is a must read for anyone who has or is considering adopted internationally, especially from China. Columnist Jan Risher believes one of the most important aspects of international adoption is the embracing of a new culture and country for the adopting family as well. In the Chinese zodiac, 2003 was the year of the water goat.
Journey Back Home: A Dad's Tale of Fostering and Adoption by EE George
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 49,800. Language: English. Published: July 29, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Parenting » Adoption
Nowadays foster parents get all kinds of training prior to opening their door to their first child, none of which provides the missing ingredient that a substitute Mom or Dad really needs: experience. That’s where Journey Back Home comes in. The narrative has relevance to anyone interested in dealing with difficult child behaviors or directing their children’s lives purposefully.
Our Own: Adopting and Parenting the Older Child by Trish Maskew
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 88,350. Language: English. Published: June 18, 2011 by Snowcap Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Parenting » Adoption
An adoptive mother draws on her own experiences, extensive research, and interviews with adoptive families, grown adoptees, and professionals to create a memorable collection of practical tips and real-life stories for anyone who's adopting, or has adopted, an older child.
Raising Shane: Foster Care and Adoption of the Special Needs Child by Kate Rosemary
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 49,280. Language: English. Published: June 17, 2011 by Ideas into Books: Westview. Categories: Nonfiction » Parenting » Adoption
If you are thinking about fostering or adoption, this is a good book to start with. In 52 short chapters on different topics related to adoption and foster care, this book invites you thoughtfully prepare for the realistic challenges you may face. Each thought-provoking topic is illustrated by a poignant real-life example, followed by suggestions to help you get ready for a special needs child.
Called to Adoption: A Christian's Guide to Answering the Call by Mardie Caldwell
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 40,000. Language: English. Published: May 6, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Parenting » Adoption
Do you feel that you are called to adopt a child? Many Christian families, seeing the need to step forward in faith and raise a child not of their bodies, are choosing to learn more about the miracle of families created through adoption.
It's Heart Work: Being The Village That Raises A Child... by Evelyn Polk
Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 48,930. Language: English. Published: April 17, 2011 by HEART Talk Publications. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Parenting » Adoption
...is a memoir in which "Ms.Evelyn" shares the joys and pains of counseling, mentoring, parenting,and caring for youth impacted by the circumstances of separation from their biological parents.
Ten Things Wonderful Parents do for Their Children by Constance Lang
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 19,980. Language: English. Published: February 13, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Parenting » Adoption
Guidelines for special needs adoption and strategies for parenting children with special needs and challenging behaviors
Giving Up Children by Sunny Todd
Price: $12.97 USD. Words: 5,850. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Parenting » Adoption
I wrote Giving Up Children hoping to help other women that are pregnant and thinking about adoption or that has already gave their baby up for adoption. I have been in their shoes before. I have experienced all the emotions that they will go through. The depression,the loneliness, the anger, etc.
Real Dolls by Janice Daugharty
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 760. Language: English. Published: August 30, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Personal inspiration, Nonfiction » Parenting » Adoption
If you miss your grown children and think you'd like another chance to get it right, read this personal essay. Maybe you would like child-raising to be a little easier this go round--read "Real Dolls." Maybe you have a grandchild (or grandchildren) who you don't get to see that often--well, here's the solution for you. Of course it's gonna cost you, but not for this essay, which is free!
What I Want My Adopted Child to Know: An Adoptive Parent's Perspective by Sally Bacchetta
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 36,380. Language: English. Published: June 5, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Parenting » Childhood development, Nonfiction » Parenting » Adoption
What I Want My Adopted Child to Know: An Adoptive Parent’s Perspective is a tender, revealing look at adoption from the parent perspective. Whether you are an adoptive parent, an adoptee, someone considering adoption, or simply curious about adoption dynamics, this book will touch your heart and increase your sensitivity to the challenges and joys that are unique to adoptive parenting.
Learning to Love a Stranger by Cathy Bonnstetter
Price: $3.50 USD. Words: 35,810. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2009. Categories: Nonfiction » Parenting » Adoption(5.00 from 1 review)
When families make the decision to adopt overseas they often think the big challenges come with the administrative processes. Those are huge challenges, but even bigger ones and the amazing awards come when that child, who has been just a thought, finally comes home. In this book, several families discuss that all important first year they were "learning to love a stranger."