A good read for anyone considering adopting an older child.
The balance betweeen domestic and international experiences is also helpful, as info on international older child adoptions is really scarce.
As a foster mom of 6 it was very comforting and normalizing to read about situations so close to my own reality.
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 2 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 3 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 7 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 10 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 14 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 15 months ago by Colleen
Though the anecdotal stories from families were often interesting, I was ultimately struck by the lack of references in key places. Read morePublished 15 months ago by A Reviewer