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Handbook on Thriving as an Adoptive Family: Real-Life Solutions to Common Challenges [Paperback]

By David Sanford (Editor) & Renee Sanford (Editor)
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Pages   275
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 7.92" Width: 6.06" Height: 0.59"
Weight:   0.75 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Nov 1, 2008
Publisher   Focus
ISBN  1589973380  
EAN  9781589973381  

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Packed with practical advice and ideas for families with an adopted child, this parenting handbook is unique in that it provides real-life solutions to common challenges. Bible-based and comprehensive, this Focus on the Family resource addresses the special challenges of adopted children and their parents from birth through adulthood. Paperback.

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Adoption is a high calling from God, and the Christian home primary soil for planting seeds of faith. But how will post-adoption challenges affect this growth? Most agencies do a great job of connecting families with children who need a forever family. Not many prepare you for the unexpected issues--an adopted child fighting with his new siblings or not wanting to be touched or showing signs of reactive attachment disorder (RAD). The more you know, the more confident you will be to meet the unique needs of your adopted child and your entire family. This distinctly Christian book will equip readers to be successful adoptive parents. Packed from cover to cover with information, advice, ideas, and resources, "Handbook on Thriving as an Adoptive Family" will inspire and inform parents committed to making adoption work. "Handbook on Thriving as an Adoptive Family" is the one parenting resource that provides comprehensive, topical, Bible-based solutions for the inevitable challenges after adoption.

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Reviews - What do our customers think?
Great resource!  May 7, 2010
This book is a must for adoptive families. The personal stories are so enlightening and encouraging. I loved it!
Thriving as an Adoptive Family  Aug 3, 2009
Great resource for any adoptive or perspective adoptive parents. Useful in dealing with real life situations. This is one of my favorite resources.
Thriving as an Adoptive Family by David and Rene'e Sanford  Dec 6, 2008
Thriving as an Adoptive Family by David and Rene'e Sanford.

This book is a Focus on the Family Resource. Tyndale House Publishers, Inc published it.
This is a wonderful resource book for families that want to adopt or, that is thinking about adopting. It is also a valuable resource for someone who may be thinking about giving up her baby for adoption.
I love how it shows you step by step what to do in the process. It's a book that adoptive parents can come back to time and time again. I think it's almost a must read for anyone even considering adopting. I do not think most people would even realize what adopting a child would mean to them, the child, and the birth mother.
I absolutely loved the idea in the book about having a ceremony to celebrate the process. The book talked about one that includes having a ceremony in a Church. It makes it very personal for the adoptive parents, the child, and the birth mother. You are not only doing this adoption legally (with the paperwork involved), but before God. How Awesome is that! This is a must read for anyone in the adoption process.
Great resource!  Dec 3, 2008
This is an excellent resource for adoptive families, but I would especially recommend it to any couples who are even considering adoption. I think it would be most helpful to read it first before you adopt, and then keep it on your shelf for reference after you bring your child[ren] home. It includes very practical information from a wide range of contributors.

I especially appreciated the following quote:

"People make some of the same principal mistakes when they are contemplating adoption that they do when considering marriage. Everyone expects the new arrangement to fulfill all longings and dreams. The reality is that in both cases--marriage and adoption--the parties involved can expect to work very hard for a long time with no guarantees that life will turn out just the way they hoped. In most cases, the end result doesn't look anything like they expected, but it may be a greater blessing than they imagined." --Raymond and Ann Holland

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