The spirit of open adoption
An outspoken and ardent advocate for openness in adoption, James Gritter writes of the need for members of the adoption triad to emphasize services that first and foremost benefit adoptees. Open adoption serves children first by reversing the traditional hierarchy -- by treating adoptive families as resources for birthfamilies. Adoptive parents, birthparents, and adoptees come together in a spirit of extended family that helps them replace the fear, pain, shame, and loss of adoption with honor, respect, and reverence. Drawing on the profound insights of contemporary thinkers in the fields of adoption, theology, philosophy, and literature, Gritter guides the reader along a spiritual journey that explores the candor, commitment, community, and cooperation that define successful open adoptions.
32 pages matching emotional in this book
Results 1-3 of 32
What people are saying - Write a review
Review: The Spirit of Open AdoptionUser Review - Heather S. - Goodreads
Needs a good edit, but the content is excellent. Read full review
Review: The Spirit of Open AdoptionUser Review - Shanamadele - Goodreads
This is a foundational book about open adoption, and it firmed up our decision to seek an open adoption. It also helped us think through what we wanted from our open adoption and how to talk about it with other people. Read full review
One Workers Journey
Understanding Open Adoption
17 other sections not shown
The Spirit of Open Adoption
In The Spirit of Open Adoption James L. Gritter doesn't claim to address the social scientific foundations of open adoption. Rather, this highly useful and ...
The Spirit of Open Adoption.(Review) | Journal of Comparative ...
The Spirit of Open Adoption.(Review) from Journal of Comparative Family Studies in Reference provided by Find Articles.
findarticles.com/ p/ articles/ mi_hb3248/ is_/ ai_n7941708
Heritage Adoption Services - Books
The Spirit of Open Adoption. By James L. Gritter. Using as groundwork the profound insights of contemporary thinkers in the fields of adoption, theology, ...
www.heritageadoption.org/ Store/ parentbooks.html
Books and Tapes
As an added bonus, Jim Gritter, the author of The Spirit of Open Adoption, has added two remarkable written pieces. This book is perfect for understanding ...
Spence-Chapin Services Domestic Adoption Books and Resources
In addition, Jim Gritter, the author of The Spirit of Open Adoption, has written two pieces for this guide. (1999)a. Books: Special Needs Related ...
Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry ...
The Spirit of Open Adoption. BOOK REVIEWS. Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry. 37(6):676-677, June 1998. Gritter, James lmsw ...
www.jaacap.com/ pt/ re/ jaacap/ citation.00004583-199806000-00022.htm;jsessionid=Gg4JTwyKmrV12LmdWQSQ1FXfnhj1MlFxSp5m73K...
The Spirit of Open Adoption hammers home the importance of ‘‘values-. based’’ adoptions (p. 9), or adoption placements that evolve from deliberate ...
www.haworthpress.com/ store/ E-Text/ View_EText.asp?sid=U20SVUPR8FK08M589JMHBGU1H7HSAKQB&
Goldberg Mediation Portland Oregon
at it be overcoming the impediments and concentrating on the factors that contribute to a spirit of openness. ~ James Gritter, The Spirit of Open Adoption ...
Making Room in Our Hearts: Keeping Family Ties Through Open Adoption
James Gritter, author of The Spirit of Open Adoption, and The Lifegivers: Framing the Birth Parent Experience in Adoption ...
Let's Talk 'Open' Adoption - Sheila Reynolds
One book I would recommend is The Spirit of Open Adoption by Jim Gritter and Children of Open Adoption by Patricai Martinez Dorner and Adoption nation by ...
www.gaadoptionresources.org/ chat/ Sessions/ Lets_Talk_Open_Adoption-_Sheila_Reynolds.html