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3.0 out of 5 stars Expansive but lacking expertise in places, May 21, 2013
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I'm not the target audience for this book, given that I'm an adoptive dad, and not a pregnant woman, and I was reminded of that fact in every page of this encyclopedic approach to baby care. The authors clearly bring a wealth of knowledge of all things baby, but I find they tackle some topics without the requisite expertise. Case in point: adoption. The sections devoted to adoption are written by someone with only a general understanding of adoption and few genuine insights and quite a few notions I just plain disagree with.
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Initial post: Jun 4, 2013 4:18:23 AM PDT
JKG1978 says:
You raise a really great point here. I am in the process of adoption myself and have had a hard time finding books that address some of the practical differences of what it's like to raise an adopted child from infancy. There are many resources that address the legal and psychological challenges of adoption, but not many that address some of the simple, practical differences. For example, they all assume you'll breastfeed because everyone agrees that's the "best thing" for an infant. Well, as a gay man, that's not an option for me. Have you found any books that you'd recommend for adoptive parents?
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