- Paperback: 270 pages
- Publisher: Yale University Press; Reissue edition (February 22, 1995)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0300063172
- ISBN-13: 978-0300063172
- Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 6.1 x 0.7 inches
- Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #164,583 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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This book, designed to help adoptive parents, as well as professional counselors and therapists, deal with questions youngsters ask about their adoption, contains revealing conversations between parents and their children, aged two to 10, from 20 families of all kinds--single, lesbian and interracial, among them. Psychologist Watkins ( Waking Dream ) and psychoanalyst Fisher (coauthor of To Do No Harm ) are themselves adoptive mothers. Stressing that "the adoptive family integrates diversity," and that "children come into families in different ways," the authors seek to prepare parents to acquaint children with their origins through frank talk, stories and play. The children's contribution in the book shows them ready to face reality, for the most part; their comments are probing, humorous and touching.
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This book has some useful practical information but I found it a little repetitive on the reasons why secrecy is adoption is a bad thing and it had less practical tips about what kind of information to share at what ages than I was looking for. I did get some ideas from reading this book but I still feel like I have many questions about how to share information with our adopted child as she grows up.