In North America, more and more families are adding members through adoption. And there are more ways to adopt--and kinds of adoption--than ever. This quick-start resource will help prospective parents consider key emotional and spiritual issues up front...before they plunge into the near-overwhelming mass of details and start to run into roadblocks, even dead ends. Laura Christianson--an adoption educator and mentor, and an adoptive mom herself--brings her experience and knowledge to address unspoken but crucial questions about... loving an adopted child extended family's reaction expenses openness in adoption the role of birth parents physical disabilities emotional/behavioral challenges racial and cultural prejudices Recounting real-life miracles and mishaps of adoptive families, the author will help prospective parents--and their friends and family members--think through adoption's challenges and joys, and confidently move forward from a firm emotional and spiritual footing.Can you return him if hea#39;s not healthy? Wherea#39;s he from? What ethnicity is he? How will you integrate your child into our culture? Will you take him to visit his native culture when hea#39;s older? What do you know about his birth parents? Will youanbsp;...
|Title||:||The Adoption Decision|
|Publisher||:||Harvest House Publishers - 2007|