Adoption can be a very rewarding and fulfilling experience. Not only are you giving someone a loving home, but they are also adding on to the love your family already has. However, there are so many people who are interested in learning more about this process. And luckily, there are a few books that can be very helpful. Let’s take a moment to discuss three.
1. “Twenty Things Adopted Kids Wish Their Adoptive Parents Knew”
Have you ever wanted to learn more from the perspective of the adopted child? Well, now you can. “Twenty Things Adopted Kids Wish Their Adoptive Parents Knew” is a book that holds an insightful collection of thoughts and ideas that people who were adopted wish their parents new. Learn more about how these individuals felt about their birthdays. Gain more insight about how you should go about addressing their birth family. Also, learn about the possible fear of abandonment.
2. “Attaching in Adoption: Practical Tools for Today’s Parents”
Are you someone who is concerned about a child having attachment issues? Perhaps your adopted child fears becoming too close to you, due to their past experiences. This book lays out a few tools that parents should consider when approaching this issue.
3. “In on It: What Adoptive Parents Would Like You to Know About Adoption: A Guide for Relatives and Friends”
There is a popular saying, “It takes a village to raise a child.” This book helps to address the village in an adopted child’s life. Sometimes friends and relatives need to know more about how they contribute to the child’s life. This book can offer great insight to life outside of your immediate family.
If you have adopted a child or are considering adopting a child, then these three books may be very helpful to you. While you may never learn all that you need to know in one book, the key is to find advice that resonates most with you. With time, you will gain more real-life experiences.