The Connected Child Bring Hope and Healing to Your Adoptive Family

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ISBN: 0071509267
Release Date: 2007-03-16
Number of pages: 288
Author: Karyn Purvis
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

Download and read online The Connected Child Bring Hope and Healing to Your Adoptive Family in PDF and EPUB "An extremely useful parenting handbook... truly outstanding ... strongly recommended." --Library Journal (starred review) "A tremendous resource for parents and professionals alike." --Thomas Atwood, president and CEO, National Council for Adoption The adoption of a child is always a joyous moment in the life of a family. Some adoptions, though, present unique challenges. Welcoming these children into your family--and addressing their special needs--requires care, consideration, and compassion. Written by two research psychologists specializing in adoption and attachment, The Connected Child will help you: Build bonds of affection and trust with your adopted child Effectively deal with any learning or behavioral disorders Discipline your child with love without making him or her feel threatened "A must-read not only for adoptive parents, but for all families striving to correct and connect with their children." --Carol S. Kranowitz, author of The Out-of-Sync Child "Drs. Purvis and Cross have thrown a life preserver not only to those just entering uncharted waters, but also to those struggling to stay afloat." --Kathleen E. Morris, editor of S. I. Focus magazine "Truly an exceptional, innovative work . . . compassionate, accessible, and founded on a breadth of scientific knowledge and clinical expertise." --Susan Livingston Smith, program director, Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute "The Connected Child is the literary equivalent of an airline oxygen mask and instructions: place the mask over your own face first, then over the nose of your child. This book first assists the parent, saying, in effect, 'Calm down, you're not the first mom or dad in the world to face this hurdle, breathe deeply, then follow these simple steps.' The sense of not facing these issues alone--the relief that your child's behavior is not off the charts--is hugely comforting. Other children have behaved this way; other parents have responded thusly; welcome to the community of therapeutic and joyful adoptive families." --Melissa Fay Greene, author of There is No Me Without You: One Woman's Odyssey to Rescue Africa's Children


Wounded Children Healing Homes

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ISBN: 9781615215225
Release Date: 2014-02-27
Number of pages: 272
Author: Jayne Schooler
Publisher: Tyndale House

Download and read online Wounded Children Healing Homes in PDF and EPUB Why doesn’t our child return our love? What are we failing to understand? What are we failing to do? These questions can fill the minds of adoptive parents caring for wounded, traumatized children. Families often enter into this experience with high expectations for their child and for themselves but are broadsided by shattered assumptions. This book addresses the reality of those unmet expectations and offers validation and solutions for the challenges of parenting deeply traumatized and emotionally disturbed children.


Twenty Things Adopted Kids Wish Their Adoptive Parents Knew

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ISBN: 9780307570819
Release Date: 2009-10-07
Number of pages: 240
Author: Sherrie Eldridge
Publisher: Delta

Download and read online Twenty Things Adopted Kids Wish Their Adoptive Parents Knew in PDF and EPUB "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. From the Trade Paperback edition.


Adopting the Hurt Child

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ISBN: 9781615214471
Release Date: 2014-02-27
Number of pages: 264
Author: Gregory Keck
Publisher: Tyndale House

Download and read online Adopting the Hurt Child in PDF and EPUB Without avoiding the grim statistics, this book reveals the real hope that hurting children can be healed through adoptive and foster parents, social workers, and others who care. Includes information on foreign adoptions.


Parenting the Hurt Child

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ISBN: 9781615214549
Release Date: 2014-02-27
Number of pages: 304
Author: Gregory Keck
Publisher: Tyndale House

Download and read online Parenting the Hurt Child in PDF and EPUB The world is full of hurt children, and bringing one into your home can quickly derail the easy family life you once knew. Get effective suggestions, wisdom, and advice to parent the hurt child in your life. The best hope for tragedy prevention is knowledge! Updated and revised.


Attaching in Adoption

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ISBN: 9781849058902
Release Date: 2012
Number of pages: 393
Author: Deborah D. Gray
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Download and read online Attaching in Adoption in PDF and EPUB This classic text is a comprehensive guide for prospective and actual adoptive parents on how to understand and care for their adopted child and promote healthy attachment. It explains what attachment is and provides parenting techniques matched to children's emotional needs and stages to enhance children's happiness and emotional health.


Born Broken

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ISBN: 9781614585893
Release Date: 2017-04-15
Number of pages: 160
Author: Kristin Berry
Publisher: New Leaf Publishing Group

Download and read online Born Broken in PDF and EPUB You look into this beautiful child’s eyes and suddenly realize all the love you have to give, all the hopes you had for them can’t change the damage done to them in the womb before they ever had a chance. This is the heartbreaking reality for some adoptive parents as they realize the lifelong consequences of alcohol use during pregnancy. Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Disorder is a leading cause of birth defects and developmental disabilities in the United States. What do you do when the fairy tale family you believed in suddenly seems to be falling apart in the face of this harsh reality? Author Kristin Berry: There is no need to struggle alone or in isolation. Other families know what you are going through. Find strength in not only your faith, but in the community of others who understand your heartache and disappointment, and the desperate need to help these children have a future. Provides an account of real-life struggles and solutions from early childhood to young adulthood Opens a window into their life and family in hopes of encouraging others Reveals understanding, compassionate support for families facing these heart-wrenching challenges.


Created to Connect

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ISBN: 0615382258
Release Date: 2010-06-18
Number of pages: 77
Author: Karyn Brand Purvis
Publisher:

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A Place I Didn t Belong

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ISBN: 0988593165
Release Date: 2013-04-16
Number of pages: 208
Author: Paula Freeman
Publisher: Carpenters Son Pub

Download and read online A Place I Didn t Belong in PDF and EPUB Unmet expectations, our children's compromised beginnings, and the wounds we ourselves carry into adoptions conspire to take us to a place we didn't belong. By exchanging our lies for God's truth, emotional healing and spiritual renewal assures us we can be OK when our kids are not! Delivering ourselves into our Father's arms, we can reclaim the journey that starts in our own hearts.


The Family of Adoption

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ISBN: 0807028274
Release Date: 2005-01-01
Number of pages: 144
Author: Joyce Maguire Pavao
Publisher: Beacon Press

Download and read online The Family of Adoption in PDF and EPUB The founder of the Center for Family Connections, an adoption resource center, shares her insights into the adoption process, arming parents, teachers, and therapists with vital information that will help them normalize this often difficult life choice. Reprint.


No Matter What

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ISBN: 9780857007810
Release Date: 2013-07-28
Number of pages: 352
Author: Sally Donovan
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Download and read online No Matter What in PDF and EPUB 'I love you, no matter what.' An uplifting true story of an ordinary couple who build an extraordinary family, No Matter What describes how Sally and Rob Donovan embark upon a journey to adopt following a diagnosis of infertility. Sally Donovan brings to life with characteristic wit and honesty the difficulties of living with infertility, their decision to adopt and the bewildering process involved. Finally matched with young siblings Jaymey and Harlee, Sally and Rob's joy turns to shock as they discover disturbing details of their children's past and realise that they must do everything it takes to heal their children. By turns tragic, inspiring and hilarious, Sally and Rob's story offers a rare insight into the world of adoptive parents and just what it takes to bring love to the lives of traumatised children.


Parenting Your Adopted Older Child

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ISBN: 1572242841
Release Date: 2002
Number of pages: 199
Author: Brenda McCreight
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications Incorporated

Download and read online Parenting Your Adopted Older Child in PDF and EPUB Provides information and tools to help adoptive parents overcome the unique challenges of parenting adopted older children, including bonding, aggressive behaviors, culture shock, hyperactivity, and creating a sense of belonging.


Adoption Parenting

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ISBN: 0972624457
Release Date: 2006
Number of pages: 503
Author: Jean MacLeod
Publisher: Emk Press

Download and read online Adoption Parenting in PDF and EPUB This book is a virtual one-step shop for adoption information for readers at any knowledge level . . . Strongly recommended for all public libraries and for all large university social science collections.--Lynn C. Maxwell, "Library Journal."


Beyond Consequences Logic and Control

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ISBN: 9780984715503
Release Date: 2012-03-28
Number of pages: 152
Author: Heather T. Forbes
Publisher: BookBaby

Download and read online Beyond Consequences Logic and Control in PDF and EPUB Beyond Consequences, Logic, and Control covers in detail the effects of trauma on the body-mind and how trauma alters children's behavioral responses. The first four chapters help parents and professionals clearly understand the neurological research behind the basic model given in this book, deemed, 'The Stress Model.' While scientifically based in research, it is written in an easy to understand and easy to grasp format for anyone working with or parenting children with severe behaviors. The next seven chapters are individually devoted to seven behaviors typically seen with attachment-challenged children. These include lying, stealing, hoarding and gorging, aggression, defiance, lack of eye contact, and yes, even a chapter that talks candidly about how parents appear hostile and angry when they work to simply maintain their families from reaching complete states of chaos. Each of these chapters talks in depth on these specific behaviors and gives vivid and contrasting examples of how this love-based approach works to foster healing and works to develop relationships, as opposed to the fear-based traditional attachment parenting approaches that are being advocated in today's attachment field. The authors end with a Parenting Bonus Section: true testimonials from parents who have been able to make significant changes in their homes with this model of parenting, giving real-life examples of how they have been able to find the healing, peace, and love that they had been seeking prior to working through the techniques outlined in this book.


Toddler Adoption

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ISBN: 0857006134
Release Date: 2012-03-15
Number of pages: 272
Author: Mary Hopkins-Best
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Download and read online Toddler Adoption in PDF and EPUB Toddler Adoption looks at the unique joys and challenges of adopting and parenting a toddler. When a child aged is adopted between the ages of 12 to 36 months, they often show signs of cognitive and emotional immaturity, which can cause behavioral and relational issues. This book offers support and practical tools to help parents prepare for and support the toddler's transition between the familiar environment of their biological parent's home or foster home to a new and unfamiliar one, and considers the issues that arise at different developmental stages. It highlights the challenges that parents are likely to encounter, but also gives positive guidance on how to overcome them. Written by a specialist in children's development who is also an adoptive parent herself, this fully revised and updated edition of the go-to-source on adopting toddlers is essential reading for both parents and professionals working with adoptive families.