Making Room in Our Hearts: Keeping Family Ties through Open Adoption
Adopted persons face challenges their entire lives as they struggle to answer the most basic question: Who am I? The hope of open adoption is that adopted children will develop stronger identities if they have the opportunity to develop healthy ongoing relationships with their families of origin. Making Room in Our Hearts offers an intimate look at how these relationships evolve over time, with real-life stories from families who have experienced open adoption first-hand. This book helps both adoptive and birth parents address their fears and concerns, while offering them the support to put the child’s psychological and spiritual needs at the center of adoption. Based on interviews with more than one hundred adopted children, birth and adoptive parents, extended families, professionals and experts, the book is an effective and invaluable resource for those considering open adoption, those experiencing it, and professionals in the field. Openness has altered the landscape of adoption, and Making Room in Our Hearts will help us catch up to the reality that is open adoption today.
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Review: Making Room in Our Hearts: Keeping Family Ties Through Open AdoptionUser Review - Hilary - Goodreads
We have homework in this adoption process! Read full review
Review: Making Room in Our Hearts: Keeping Family Ties Through Open AdoptionUser Review - Thorn MotherIssues - Goodreads
I should probably give this more stars because I have no complaints about the book or the writing, but I've done so much reading already on open adoption that it didn't seem particularly new or interesting. An easy read, a great introduction, though. Read full review