In this thorough guide to the adoption of older children, MaskewAa mother of three, including two boys adopted at ages five and nineAargues that there's a big gap between the fantasy of adoption and its reality. While it was once thought that lots of love and a good home would take care of the problems inherent in adopting a child, families and social workers now know that that is not true. Raising adopted children is not the same as raising birthchildren, as Maskew knows, and she offers ideas and advice that are both practical and extensive. She deals with racism, problems around the holidays, disabled and special-needs children, and international adoptees. In a society that still views adoption as second best to birthing a child, Maskew sees commitment and support as the keys; love will come along. An excellent chapter on medical diagnosis and a full bibliography that includes books, periodicals, web sites, clinics, and published reports round out this title. Excellent for all public libraries.ALinda Beck, Indian Valley P.L., Telford, PA
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Raising adopted children is not the same as raising birthchildren, as Maskew knows, and she offers ideas and advice that are both practical and extensive. -- Library Journal --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.See all Editorial Reviews
One of the best books I've found so far about adopting an older child. My husband and I are adopting a teenager. Read morePublished 3 months ago by xtinextine
Great book. It has been extremely helpful to me in understanding the different behavioral and medical issues that older adopted children may experience and how to handle these... Read morePublished 6 months ago by T. Suji
Excellent, excellent, excellent! We are in the process of becoming licensed foster parents with the intention to adopt an older child. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Sandra Garcia
An eye opener . A must read for all parents looking to adopt . Very realistic.
We loved it !!!
My wife and I are in the process of adopting through the foster system and are trying to collect as much information as we can. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Graham Bennett
This book was helpful in understanding why our adopted children react to things differently than our biological children. We will be using it as a reference guide!Published 14 months ago by Lisa Denson
This book had great advice and it also contained helpful information on important issues such as what to pack when traveling out of country to meet adoptive children, shots to get,... Read morePublished 18 months ago by Book buyer
We have made the decision to adopt an older child out of the foster care system and I got this book and several others to prepare myself....wow..... Read morePublished 20 months ago by Colleen