Twenty Things Adopted Kids Wish Their Adoptive Parents Knew

By Sherrie Eldredge; Sherrie Eldridge
Dell Publishing Company, Paperback, 9780440508380, 240pp.

Publication Date: October 11, 1999

List Price: $16.00*
* Individual store prices may vary.
Shop Local
Enter your zip code below to find indies closest to you.




Description

"Birthdays may be difficult for me."

"I want you to take the initiative in opening conversations about my birth family."

"When I act out my fears in obnoxious ways, please hang in there with me."

"I am afraid you will abandon me."

The voices of adopted children are poignant, questioning. And they tell a familiar story of loss, fear, and hope. This extraordinary book, written by a woman who was adopted herself, gives voice to children's unspoken concerns, and shows adoptive parents how to free their kids from feelings of fear, abandonment, and shame.

With warmth and candor, Sherrie Eldridge reveals the twenty complex emotional issues you must understand to nurture the child you love--that he must grieve his loss now if he is to receive love fully in the future--that she needs honest information about her birth family no matter how painful the details may be--and that although he may choose to search for his birth family, he will always rely on you to be his parents.

Filled with powerful insights from children, parents, and experts in the field, plus practical strategies and case histories that will ring true for every adoptive family, Twenty Things Adopted Kids Wish Their Adoptive Parents Knew is an invaluable guide to the complex emotions that take up residence within the heart of the adopted child--and within the adoptive home.




About the Author
Eldredge was adopted at ten days old and raised in a family that had a difficult time handling her special needs as an adopted child. She former and is head of the Jewel Among Jewels Adoption Network, Inc.Sherrie Eldridge is an award-winning author of seven books, including best-selling Twenty Things Adopted Kids Wish Their Adoptive Parents Knew. Eldridge founded Jewel Among Jewels Adoption Network, Inc., a non-profit, faith-based educational organization which offers resources to anyone touched by adoption--foster care and adoptive parents, birth parents, adoptees of all ages, social workers, mental health professionals, and university training programs. http: //www.sherrieeldridge.com/
Indie Bookstore Finder
EBbooks and EReaders
Find great gifts: Signed books
Link to IndieBound