For the growing audience of adoptive families, Chronicle Books is proud to offer a baby book thatsuits the wide array of experiences and choices that bring a family and their new child together. This lovely keepsake album contains sections to record all the joyful milestones and cherished family moments that mark a new baby's life, pages to chart the adopted child's unique journey, as well as a sturdy pocket in which to store important documents and memorabilia. Inside the pocket are over 60 stickers you can use to customize the family tree pages. As the pages of the journal fill with memories, My Family, My Journey will stand as a lasting testament of love for the entire family.
TEACHING YOUNG CHILDREN IN MULTICULTURAL CLASSROOMS: ISSUES, CONCEPTS, AND STRATEGIES, 5th Edition, covers the historical, theoretical, political, and sociological aspects of multicultural education as it relates to young children. Featuring practical guidelines, curriculum suggestions, case studies, and techniques for use in the classroom, this comprehensive resource is appropriate for those studying to become early childhood educators and for practicing professionals. Updated with new research, statistics, and demographic data, the fifth edition also features a full-color design, numbered learning objectives correlated to section heads, expanded coverage of standards, more opportunities for reflection, a variety of individual and group activities, updated children's literature lists, and a prominent emphasis on the benefits of teaching multiculturalism from a global perspective. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
"Birthdays may be difficult for me." "I want you to take the initiative in opening conversations about my birth family." "When I act out my fears in obnoxious ways, please hang in there with me." "I am afraid you will abandon me." The voices of adopted children are poignant, questioning. And they tell a familiar story of loss, fear, and hope. This extraordinary book, written by a woman who was adopted herself, gives voice to children's unspoken concerns, and shows adoptive parents how to free their kids from feelings of fear, abandonment, and shame. With warmth and candor, Sherrie Eldridge reveals the twenty complex emotional issues you must understand to nurture the child you love--that he must grieve his loss now if he is to receive love fully in the future--that she needs honest information about her birth family no matter how painful the details may be--and that although he may choose to search for his birth family, he will always rely on you to be his parents. Filled with powerful insights from children, parents, and experts in the field, plus practical strategies and case histories that will ring true for every adoptive family, Twenty Things Adopted Kids Wish Their Adoptive Parents Knew is an invaluable guide to the complex emotions that take up residence within the heart of the adopted child--and within the adoptive home.
This adoption memory book is a great way to celebrate your adoption! The carefully designed prompts and blank spaces for you to fill in make it suitable for a child of ANY AGE you adopt and ALL TYPES OF FAMILIES - heterosexual or gay couples and single mothers or fathers. It's a great way to remember the details you want to share with them about the adoption when they're older or use it to bond with them as they grow. Pages Include: A story page for you to describe your adoption journey. Family pages for you to add small photos or sketches or notes about your family unit. Message pages for family and friends to write personal messages welcoming and celebrating your child. Pages for two people to write key details about themselves they want to share with the baby, love letters to baby (this could be for two parents or a single Mother and a Grandmother or Aunty/Godparent etc), And Many More Including; Memories pages, First day we met and 'Firsts," Hopes and Dreams For Your Child, Watching You Grow and Photo Pages. Also, there are 12 sections of 6 pages each (undated) for you to journal with lined pages, a photo or sketch page, and checklist/boxes page for you to note down information you'd like to remember or share in your memory book. This section could be used to journal over one year (12 months) or use one section each year for 12 years. This is a lovely gift for a loved one who is adopting. For a variety of cover designs please click on the author name. SIZE: 8.5x 11 inches (approximate A4) PAGES: 106 COVER: SOFT GLOSSY COVER
Adoption Affirmations provides you positive thoughts to say to yourself for each part of your adoption journey and even some for your loved ones to say. You will also find a few tender thoughts that your child-to-be may say to you someday. There are nearly 80 affirmations in all to help you remain hopeful, confront your fears with grace, feel in control during the highs and lows, and increase your joy. Adoption Affirmations is unique in that it is also a flipbook of a growing tree to provide you visual inspiration. As your hope grows, so too does the realization of your own family tree. I wish Adoption Affirmations was around years ago when I went through the adoption process. The book is a wonderful resource. May it inspire you to adopt, especially since there are so many children of all ages out there who need you. Jean Forsythe, One of California’s First Single Women to Adopt a Child Adoption Affirmations is a beautiful and profoundly comforting book, which will be a treasured companion during the adoption journey. Semmelman and Biers have written an inspirational and indispensable guide which will help keep your heart open on your path to finding the child that was meant for you. Robin Berman, MD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry at UCLA, and Author of Permission to Parent Adoption Affirmations is more than a book, it is a heartfelt tool to refer to often for every person wanting to adopt a child. It will encourage you to persevere with a heart of hope and compassion as you become an incredible blessing to children through adoption. Reggie Doss (NFL Legend) & Tamara Doss (Radio Show Host), Adoptive Parents Adoption Affirmations is a landmark book for anyone considering adoption. The book’s understanding between the mind, emotions, and self-talk is insightful and significant. The book is based on personal experiences and serves as a practical handbook for adoption. I highly recommend it. Dr. Marvin Marshall, Former Elementary, Middle, and High School Principal, and Author of Parenting Without Stress: How to Raise Responsible Kids While Keeping a Life of Your Own Adopting Parents everywhere will be encouraged by these morsels of adoption wisdom. Adoption Affirmations infuses HOPE into the oft-times challenging journey of adoption and helps make sense of the roller-coaster emotions adoptive parents often experience along the way. These authors know their subject matter firsthand and offer incredible insight to their readers. Celeste Liversidge, Family Law Attorney
Betty Jean Lifton, whose Lost and Found has become a bible to adoptees and to those who would understand the adoption experience, explores further the inner world of the adopted person. She breaks new ground as she traces the adopted child's lifelong struggle to form an authentic sense of self. And she shows how both the symbolic and the literal search for roots becomes a crucial part of the journey toward wholeness.
This story was written for adoptive families to explore the benefits of adoption openness. The main character, Deshaun, loves his family but always wondered about his biological family. Does he look like them? Did they love him? With the support of his adoptive parents, Deshaun gets to meet his biological family. They develop an ongoing relationship, so Deshaun feels more stable in his adoptive family, but also develops a comfortable relationship with his birth family. Deshaun and his family are reminded (as we all are) that family can include biological, adopted, foster and kin members. After reading this book, a child and their family will be able to: Discuss feelings about adoption Imagine what openness might mean for them Acknowledge similarities and differences among family members Discuss if an expanded sense of family is possible for their circumstances "There are many children's adoption books that address the important themes of identity, attachment, grief and loss; however, very few approach the topic of openness for older children in the in-depth manner that Theresa and Eric do in their book. The emotions that Deshaun describes are typical of many adopted children and could help normalize universal feelings for young adoptees. I would highly recommend this book for all adopted children and will certainly be using it in my practice." --Tecla Jenniskens, M.S.W., R.S.W., adoption social worker "Many foster and adoptive parents fear the consequences of introducing their children to birth parents. This story offers a redemptive look at how parents can remain history keepers for their children by helping them answer important questions about themselves and their origins. This book is a beautiful example of how fearless curiosity and compassion can lead to increased coherence in a child's story and an expanded sense of family for everyone." --Paris Goodyear-Brown, LCSW, RPT-S, clinical director of Nurture House, executive director of the TraumaPlay Institute and author of A Safe Circle for Little U and Trauma and Play Therapy "We're All Not the Same, but We're Still Family is a lovely book that tackles issues adopted children really think about when they question their identity and place within a family. The authors describe the process of a boy's search for his biological family, with the full support of his adoptive parents, and the events that brought him into the child welfare system. The illustrator's rendition of the Skyped meetings between the two families is captivating, while the text gives careful attention to the unification process. I applaud the authors on their inclusion of realistic steps in this complicated process, as we witness a child's journey to find and complete his family." --Laurie Zelinger, PhD, ABPP, RPT-S, board certified psychologist and author of Please Explain "Anxiety" to Me! Learn more at www.TheresaFraser.com From Loving Healing Press www.LHPress.com