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Real Parents, Real Children
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 288

Real Parents, Real Children

Required reading for adoptive families, those considering adoption, or professionals in the field. This practical, informative book covers topics of vital importance to adoptive parents with sensitivity and insight. The authors bring years of experience to the complex emotional issues that parents will negotiate, and expert advice on establishing a healthy, loving parent-child relationship.

Working with Bereaved Children and Young People
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 168

Working with Bereaved Children and Young People

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2010-11-15
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  • Publisher: SAGE

Working with Bereaved Children and Young People offers a fresh insight into working practices with children and young people who are experiencing the death of a family member, friend, school peer or in their social network. Bridging the gap between theory and practice, the book's practical skills focus is informed by the latest research findings on children and young people's experience of grief. The wide-ranging content includes: a comprehensive review of theoretical approaches to bereavement the impact of different types of grief on children working with children who have been bereaved in traumatic circumstances, such as through criminal behavior skills development The list of resources, case studies and exercises encourage critical engagement with the counselling theory and promote reflexive practice. Trainees in counselling, psychotherapy and social work, as well as teachers and mental health workers, will find this an invaluable resource for working with this vulnerable client group.

20 Things Adoptive Parents Need to Succeed
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 320

20 Things Adoptive Parents Need to Succeed

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2009-10-27
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  • Publisher: Delta

Do I have what it takes to be a successful adoptive parent? Does my child consider me a successful parent? Will I ever hear my rebellious teen say, “I love you”? What tools do I need to succeed? In her groundbreaking first book, Twenty Things Adopted Kids Wish Their Adoptive Parents Knew, Sherrie Eldridge gave voice to the very real concerns of adopted children, whose unique perspectives offered unprecedented insight. In this all-new companion volume, Eldridge goes beyond those insights and shifts her focus to parents, offering them much-needed encouragement and hope. Speaking from her own experience as an adoptee and an expert in the field of adoption, Eldridge shares proven strategies ...

The Complete Book of International Adoption
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 416

The Complete Book of International Adoption

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2008-12-10
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  • Publisher: Harmony

The go-to guide for everything you want to know about international adoption From the initial decision—Is adoption right for you?—through returning home with your child—How can you ease the transition?—The Complete Book of International Adoption takes parents step by step through the entire process of adopting a child from another country. You will find: • An easy-to-understand analysis of the differences between domestic and international adoption • Advice on choosing a country, including 25 important factors to consider, such as the waiting times involved and the estimated costs for each of the top placing countries, with charts for easy comparison • A detailed discussion of ...

Twenty Things Adopted Kids Wish Their Adoptive Parents Knew
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 240

Twenty Things Adopted Kids Wish Their Adoptive Parents Knew

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2009-10-07
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  • Publisher: Delta

"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 ...

The Book of Lost and Found
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 432

The Book of Lost and Found

From London to Corsica to Paris--as a young woman pursues the truth about her late mother, two captivating love stories unfurl. Kate Darling's enigmatic mother--a once-famous ballerina--has passed away, leaving Kate bereft. When her grandmother falls ill and bequeaths to Kate a small portrait of a woman who bears a striking resemblance to Kate's mother, Kate uncovers a mystery that may upend everything she thought she knew. Kate's journey to find the true identity of the woman in the portrait takes her to some of the world's most iconic and indulgent locales, revealing a love story that began in the wild 1920s and was disrupted by war and could now spark new love for Kate. Alternating between Kate's present-day hunt and voices from the past, THE BOOK OF LOST AND FOUND casts light on family secrets and love-both lost and found.

Before We Were Yours
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 240

Before We Were Yours

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2017-11-30
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  • Publisher: Hachette UK

A heartbreaking story of love and loss, based on a true story OVER ONE MILLION COPIES SOLD OVER 1 YEAR IN THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER LIST WINNER OF GOODREADS CHOICE AWARDS 2017 BEST HISTORICAL FICTION AWARD *************************** Memphis, Tennessee, 1939 Twelve-year-old Rill Foss and her four younger siblings live a magical life aboard their family's Mississippi River shantyboat. But when their father must rush their mother to the hospital one stormy night, Rill is left in charge, until strangers arrive in force. Wrenched from all that is familiar and thrown into a Tennessee Children's Home Society orphanage, the Foss children are assured that they will soon be returned to their pare...

The Safe Baby
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 256

The Safe Baby

Protecting their children is the greatest concern for most parents and grandparents. The Safe Baby provides them comprehensive help in making their homes safer for the entire family.

Nefertiti
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 448

Nefertiti

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2011-01-18
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  • Publisher: Random House

Nefertiti - the most powerful, charismatic and beautiful Queen of the ancient world. With her husband, Akhenaten, she rules over an Empire at the peak of its glory and domination. Together, they have built a magnificent new city in the desert on the banks of the Nile. They are about to host kings, dignitaries and leaders from around the Empire for a vast festival to celebrate their triumph. But suddenly, Nefertiti vanishes. Rahotep is the youngest chief detective of the Thebes division; a 'Seeker of Mysteries' who knows about shadows and darkness, and who can see patterns where others cannot. His unusual talents earn him a summons to the royal court. Rahotep is given ten days to find the Queen and return her in time for the festival. Success will bring glory - but if he fails, he and his young family will die... Closely based on historical research, NEFERTITI tells the hidden story of the crimes, mysteries and secrets of the dark game of power played out against the vast panorama of a society in revolution.