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

Front Cover
Piņon Press, 1993 - Religion - 216 pages
4 Reviews
What happens when, after adoption, the dream of a warm, happy family doesn't materialize so easily? According to Jayne Schooler, adoptive families deal with a special dynamic that affects parents, birth children, and adoptive children. By being prepared for the different stages a child will pass through, parents can avoid the disillusionment, feelings of inadequacy, and resentment that can come with unrealistic expectations.

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - tjsjohanna - LibraryThing

One of the great resources in this book are the discussion questions at the end of each chapter. Having discussions about these different aspects of adoption BEFORE actually adopting can get potential ... Read full review

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - BookAngel_a - LibraryThing

We have been thinking about adoption, so when I saw this book for a good price on my Kindle, I snatched it up quickly! Bottom line: This book is very good. It gives an overview of adoption, lots of ... Read full review

Contents

A Relationship of Promise
9
How Do Children Enter Our Homes
27
How
59
Copyright

8 other sections not shown

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

About the author (1993)

Jayne Schooler is the author of four books in the field of foster care, adoption, and family life and has appeared on dozens of radio talk shows across the country. An educator, author, and speaker, she brings insight and empathy to audiences of both families and professionals. She holds a master's degree in life issues counseling from the Master's Graduate School of Divinity. Jayne and her husband, David, live in Dayton, Ohio.

Bibliographic information