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Preparing for Adoption
Book : Preparing for Adoption: Everything Adopting Parents Need to Know About Preparations, Introductions and the First Few Weeks.
Book Published 28 Sep 2014
Author : Julia Davis

The ideal first book for prospective adopters. When you decide to adopt a child, you might assume that all the important work begins when the child comes to live with you. In fact the preparation stage before is crucial in ensuring that the adopted child will arrive to a safe and secure family.

Preparing for Adoption provides clear advice on how to prepare for your adoptive child and create a strong foundation for a healthy and loving relationship. I explain¬† how many different factors can shape preparations for adoption, such as finding out about your child’s history and using this information to establish a family environment which will meet your child’s specific attachment needs. There is also advice on how to prepare your home to create a sense of safety for your child and how to prepare your family to support you as adoptive parents.

Primarily for adopters, foster carers and professionals supporting adopters, this book offers ideas and strategies to help parents prepare a happy and settled home for children before their arrival and ways to parent them in the early days of becoming a family that addresses their attachment needs.

 

Quote from a Review :

¬†‘I thought adopters couldn’t be prepared for everything… until I read this book! It is tremendous – jam packed with practical advice and case studies that bring the real issues to life together with an excellent overview of the theory. I think all prospective adopters should be required to read it before children can be placed with them.’
Mark Owers, CEO, Consortium of Voluntary Adoption Agencies (CVAA) UK

 

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