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The Whole Life Adoption Book: Realistic Advice for Building a Healthy Adoptive Family

3.78 of 5 stars 3.78  ·  rating details  ·  95 ratings  ·  6 reviews
Authors Jayne E. Schooler and Thomas C. Atwood share insights into every aspect of adoption. This powerful resource addresses the needs and concerns facing adoptive parents while offering encouragement for the journey ahead.
Paperback, 272 pages
Published April 7th 2008 by NavPress (first published March 1993)
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Rachel N
A 3-star resource for adoption in general. It was a good "starter" book as we began our adoption process. I particularly gleaned insights from the chapter on transcultural adoption, a well as a few additional nuggets throughout. However, I find myself wanting more depth. I'm looking forward to reading more books specific to toddler adoption and transcultural adoption.
Bob Bellamy
This a very good introduction to almost all aspects of adoption, from deciding to adopt to issues that may arise with adopted children through their adulthood. It is a great resource that I will keep on the shelf and reference from time to time as my wife and I continue to go through this process!
Sep 22, 2007 Sarah rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone who is considering adoption
Another required book on our reading list, but very informative. It has a few good chapters for dealing with things later on in life that I'm sure we'll use as our child grows. It's more of a "text-book" read, so make sure you're in the mood to learn and not be "caught up" in a story.
This is a great starter book or maybe a book to pass down to a friend/family member who wants to learn more about adoption. I didn't read anything new or that I had not heard or read before.
Healthy book for those who are considering adoption, have adopted and or are friends and family associated to adoptive children.
Monica Garcia
A must for anyone adopting.
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