- Publisher: AdoptionEd, LLC
- ISBN: 098436840X
When a child or youth is placed for adoption, it is a time of joy and excitement and it presents the child with the opportunity to experience what it is like to truly belong to a loving, stable family. However, for many adoptees, the first few months in a new adoptive placement are also a time of confusion and even more change in a lifetime of loss, unpredictability, and unanswered questions. “Help – I’ve Been Adopted!” will answer many of the questions that new (and long time placed) adoptees have about their lives. This book presents issues such as “Why do birth parents give up or lose their children?”, “What is attachment and how does it affect my life?” “How do adoptive parents get matched to a child?” “Who makes all the decisions about a child’s life” and more. This book is full of helpful suggestions to promote discussion between the adoptive parents and the child, and it will help social workers and counselors gain a new perspective on how to support the early stages of an adoption placement.
Help! I’ve Been Adopted Must be Packed Along with Every Child Moving into an Adoptive Family!
This 83-page book is packed with answers to all the questions kids have before and after their adoption. It is a perfect companion for their journey!
McCreight covers: the expectations and feelings about moving to an adoptive home, why kids get adopted, what people will help them become a legal part of their new family, how families decide to adopt, what families have to do to adopt, how adoptive parents and children are “matched”, coming to terms with being adopted and forming an identity as a member of a adopted family–resolving the past. In essence, she helps kids look at their thoughts and feelings through each step of the adoption process.