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Product Details

  • Paperback: 156 pages
  • Publisher: Outskirts Press (October 28, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1432776479
  • ISBN-13: 978-1432776473
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,475,458 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Authors

Jodi Jackson Tucker
Jodi is a wife, mother and passionate orphan advocate. She lived an ordinary life until God brought her face to face with the global orphan crisis. Now, she devotes herself to advocating for the adoption and rescue of orphans around the world. She is the International Director of Orphan Sunday, www.orphansunday.org

Agnes Namatovu Tucker
Agnes was born in Uganda, East Africa in the capital city of Kampala. She lived at Royal School and Orphanage with 600 other children from the age of four until her adoption in 2010. She plans to be a physician specializing in family medicine.

Learn more at www.fastenyoursweetbelt.com

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I am now rereading the book with a pen and a highlighter!
K. Prudhomme
Highly recommend this to any adoptive parent that is even considering older child adoption.
S. J Smith
I found a lot of information to help me better understand my adopted teen, in particular.
Dawn Pittman

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Enat on May 21, 2012
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The author references a few times how she is not an expert. She's an adoptive mom who speaks out of her experience. There is some helpful information, but I didn't learn anything new to me. If you have a limited budget and can only afford a few books, I would probably suggest you skip over this one. If you are accumulating all the info you can get from every source, then purchase away. Very quick and easy read.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Shannon on May 30, 2013
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I ordered this book, among several others, as my husband and I are considering domestic adoption from foster care. This book is cute and an easy read, but the content is not extremely insightful or unique compared to others on the same subject. It also focuses almost exclusively on issues stemming from international adoption. Save your money and time for another resource.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Meganterry on May 17, 2012
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There are so many scientific books out there about trauma, older child adoption and all kinds of other "expert" literature. This is not one of them. While these are important, I loved that Fasten Your Sweet Belt was a real mom's take on actually raising older, adopted children. Pure honesty- hold the science.

It was a quick read and was one of those books that made you feel like you were just having a great conversation with a girlfriend over coffee while reading it. I appreciated, more than anything, the author's candor. And while she didn't sugar coat older child adoption, I loved that this book was not all doom and gloom. It was refreshing to hear a mother talk about the challenges of this unique parenting situation while still finding JOY and GOD'S purpose in motherhood.

I am an adoptive parent (adopted a toddler internationally). We are in the process of adopting an older child out of the foster care system. I am so glad to have had this book as an addition to our preperatory reading as we get ready to embark on this journey. I find that there are very few adoptive mothers willing to open up and be truthful about their experiences- I'm so thankful that Jodi was willing to open up and share her heart with the rest of us.
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I loved this book and within the first week of reading it, sent it to a friend who just brought home two children from Ghana. Very helpful and encouraging and prompted us to think outside of the box about our kids life experience (prior to being with us) and how that effects their behavior and who they are today
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Highly recommend this to any adoptive parent that is even considering older child adoption. It's real life unfolding from a Mom that makes me want to grab a cup of tea and sit at her table.
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