Adopted: The Ultimate Teen Guide

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Rowman & Littlefield, Dec 1, 2012 - Education - 211 pages
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The challenging teen years can be even more difficult for adopted teenagers, many of whom have unanswered questions that may result in fear, anger, and low self-esteem. These feelings may be compounded by the isolation they feel because most friends and family members cannot fully relate to their situation. Adopted: The Ultimate Teen Guide enables young adults to explore their feelings as they read about the personal experiences of other adopted teens. Through these stories, adopted teens can learn how others have resolved some of their adoption issues and gain powerful insights from those who have experienced some of the same frustrations, struggles, and concerns. This book addresses various issues such as: .finding out you ve been adopted .fitting in .searching for birth parents .meeting birth parents .international adoption .transracial adoption .what defines a family This revised edition also features discussion questions at the end of each chapter that help teens and loved ones acknowledge and verbalize their concerns. With up-to-date statistics, as well as insights from experienced adoption professionals who offer practical advice, this edition of Adopted: The Ultimate Teen Guide is a valuable resource for adopted teens as well as their families and friends."
  

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Contents

Chapter 01 Finding Out Youre Adopted
1
Chapter 02 Fitting In
19
Chapter 03 Learning about Your Adoption
37
Chapter 04 Why Did My Birth Parents Choose Adoption?
57
Chapter 05 Should I Search?
75
Chapter 06 Searching for Birth Parents
97
Chapter 07 Meeting Birth Parents
119
Chapter 08 International Adoptions
135
Chapter 09 Transracial Adoption
155
Chapter 10 Adopted at an Older Age
175
Chapter 11 A Real Family
189
Glossary
199
For Further Information
201
Index
209
About the Author andPhotographer
213
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About the author (2012)

Suzanne Buckingham Slade is the author of more than 80 books for children and young adults. She is also an adoptive mother.

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