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Upside Down: Understanding and Supporting Attachment in Adoptive and Foster Families

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Adoptive and foster families working through attachment issues often feel alone. But it doesn't have to be that way - communities around them can intentionally be part of the solution instead of unintentionally being part of the problem. Without that support, adoptive and foster families live in isolation.

Shannon Guerra learned this first-hand after she and her husband
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Paperback, third edition, 115 pages
Published February 3rd 2019 by Copperlight Wood (first published September 25th 2014)
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Shannon Guerra
Apr 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
This book is bringing hope and joy to adoptive (and foster) families! It's one of my very favorites. I might be shamelessly biased, though. :D
Lmichelleb
Mar 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: adoption
This was a great quick read as an introduction to the reality of attachment disorder parenting. As a potential adoptive parent, I appreciate those who have gone before and shared their learnings.
Elizabeth Ray
Feb 20, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: adoption
I’m not sure I completely agree with everything this author advocates for, but I haven’t adopted yet, so I don’t have the personal experience to counter what she says. The best part of the book seemed to be quotes from other adoptive parents. There was a lot of encouragement in this book and the message to not care about what other people think, just do what is best for your child. This book seems best to give to family members or friends to help them support you.
Cindy
Jun 19, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: adoption
Easy, 30 minute read but a must-read for every parent of an attachment-challenged child. Also a must-read for anyone supporting a family with an attachment-challenged child. Guerra does an excellent job of explaining attachment difficulties, the different parenting styles these parents must embrace, and how to support families in the trenches.
Marie
Feb 26, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Excellent quick read to better understanding attachment issues and the struggles parents face in helping adopted children develop healthy relationships.
Adam Ferguson
The author doesn’t have much to say...she just describes the challenges she’s faced in adoption and makes the point that people should respect the boundaries parents set for their adopted kids.
Alicia Vaca
Apr 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Excellent book! Helpful on many levels. It will help me in my interactions with adopted children in the future for sure.
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