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Whole Life Adoption Book: Realistic Advice for Building a Healthy Adoptive Family Updated Edition [Paperback]

By Jayne E Schooler (Author)
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Pages   228
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.8" Width: 6" Height: 0.6"
Weight:   0.71 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Mar 31, 1993
Publisher   NAV PRESS #111
ISBN  0891097228  
EAN  9780891097228  

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ADOPTIVE FAMILES DEAL WITH A SPECIAL DYNAMIC THAT AFFECTS PARENTS, ADOPTED CHILDREN, AND BIRTH CHILDREN. And they face unique issues of attachment, adjustment, and identity. Creating a nurturing family environment and being prepared for typical crisis points are critical in forging a healthy, lasting family relationship. This book will give hope and direction to those considering adoption and to those desiring to improve and develop the adoptive family relationship at any stage.

"Jayne Schooler's thoughtful, caring book is practical and highly informative. Every adoptive parent should read it."-Foster W. Cline, M.D., psychiatrist, consultant, and coauthor of Parenting with Love and Logic and Parenting Teens with Love and Logic

"As a staff member of a county child welfare agency, Jayne Schooler understands adoption from the outside in; as an adoptive mother, she understands it from the inside out. Her book will make a difference in the lives of many people."-Edward G. Kuhlmann, D.S.W., ACSW; LSW

"With personal and professional insight, Jayne Schooler shares guidelines for adoptive parents-guidelines to help them walk that straight and narrow path between obsession with adoption issues and denial of those issues."-Betsy Keefer, Parenthesis Post Adoption Program, Columbus, Ohio

"A practical, understandable, down-to-earth resource book. 'Must' reading for adoptive parents and those who plan to adopt."-Barbara Tremitiere, Ph.D., ACSW, Tremitiere, Ward, and Associates

"For years Jayne Schooler has helped create nurturing family environments for adopted children to thrive in. Now she brings her wisdom and encouragement to every adoptive parent. I highly recommend this book."-John Trent, Ph.D., Vice President of Today's Family and coauthor of The Blessing and The Language of Love

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More About Jayne E Schooler

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Jayne E. Schooler is the author of four other books, including the award-winning Telling the Truth to Your Adopted or Foster Child, with Betsy Keefer. A nationally known educator, writer, and speaker on family life issues, Jayne regularly conducts workshops and brings insight and empathy to audiences of both families and professionals. She holds a master's degree in life issues counseling from the Master's Graduate School of Divinity. Jayne and her husband, David, live in Dayton, Ohio.

Jayne E. Schooler currently resides in Columbus, in the state of Ohio. Jayne E. Schooler was born in 1953.

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Great for Domestic Adoptions but lacking on the International front  Jan 12, 2007
I believe this book is a great resource for any adoptive parent, however, the book seems to be more for domestic adoption rather than international adoption. This is especially true of the chapter "Searching for a Past: Why adopted Children Seek Their Roots and How Parents Can Respond". My issue is that since my daughter is adopted from China there is absolutely no way that I can help her find out anything about her birth parents. In China, babies are abandoned. Birth parents do not have the option to take a child to the proper autorities to be placed for adoption, they do not get to make an adoption plan. Due to governmental restrictions birth parents are prohibited from doing these things. So what do I tell my daughter when she wants to find her birth parents? I was hoping for some direction in this book but found none. Also, the section on how to explain Abandonment does not work for children adopted from China because that is never how it happens there. This book is an excellent resource for parents adopting domestically and was helpful in explaining things that all adopted children will go through regardless of when they were adopted.
Must read for parents adopting the older child  Oct 28, 2006
Jayne Schooler's book is well written and easy to read. She offers many suggestions the adoptive family needs as they grow together as a family. Our family recommends this book to all parents beginning the adoption process.
Helping Adoptive Parents See a Bigger Picture  Jun 19, 2001
I work with adoptive parents who are just getting their children (from the child welfare system). This book helps parents figure out what questions they need to be asking. It also is very instrumental in showing us what kinds of issues might come up 2, 5, 10 years from now for an adopted child. Just last night, i had another adoptive parent who is about to finalize their adoption rave about this book. Sometimes it is hard to see beyond a child's need today, but we must be prepared for tomorrow, and this book helps us to do that.
A great resource  Apr 19, 2000
This title is clearly one of the better adoption resource books on the market. It contains a large amount of practical yet thoughtful advice and brings to the attention of adoptive (or potential adoptive) parent considerations that clearly are appropriate but that may not have been obvious before reading the book. The first section of the book clearly would benefit prospective adoptive parents as they work through a myriad of issues before and during the adoption process.

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