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Author Van Gulden, Holly.

Title Real parents, real children : parenting the adopted child / Holly van Gulden and Lisa M. Bartels-Rabb.

Publication Info. New York : Crossroad, 1993.


Location Call No. Status
 Plainville Public Library - Non Fiction  649.145 VAN    Check Shelf
Description viii, 279 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [263]-267) and index.
Contents 1. Parenting Is Parenting - Or Is It? -- 2. Bonding: The Love Question -- 3. Grief and Loss -- 4. Identity and the Adopted Child -- 5. Pregnancy Without a Due Date: Preplacement and Postplacement Stress -- 6. On Moving Children -- 7. Growing Up Adopted: The Developing Child -- 8. Early Infancy: The First Six Months -- 9. The Older Infant - Separation and Individuation: Six to Thirty-six Months -- 10. The Preschool Years: Three to Five Years -- 11. Middle Childhood: Six to Ten Years -- 12. Adolescence: Eleven to Eighteen Years -- 13. School and the Adopted Child -- 14. Adoption Issues in Adulthood -- 15. On Being Family.
Summary A leading authority on adoption and an award-winning writer bring wisdom and clarity to situations important to all adoptive parents. Real Parents, Real Children goes beyond the question of when to tell children they are adopted with practical advice for parents on how to talk with their children about adoption - not just once but throughout childhood, adolescence, and into young adulthood - and how to help them through the rougher points of growing up adopted. Authors.
Holly van Gulden and Lisa Bartels-Rabb offer insight into how adopted children at each age commonly think and feel about being adopted. They also explain how and why adopted children grieve for their birth parents and suggest ways adoptive parents can help them come to a healthy resolution of this grief. For prospective parents, the authors discuss ways to prepare themselves and the child they are about to adopt for the new family union. Throughout, the special concerns.
and challenges of interracial, international, and older-child adoptions are also addressed. Though written with parents in mind, Real Parents, Real Children provides the clinical information that professional therapists, counselors, and placement workers must have if they are to truly be of help to adoptive families at every stage of their lives. Real Parents, Real Children fills a real gap in adoption literature and offers confidence and assurance as well as.
sought-after answers to lifelong question.
Subject Adopted children -- United States.
Adoptive parents -- United States.
Parenting -- United States.
Added Author Bartels-Rabb, Lisa M.
ISBN 0824513681: $24.95
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