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Raising Adopted Children: Practical Reassuring Advice for Every Adoptive Parent

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  • Title: Raising Adopted Children: Practical Reassuring Advice for Every Adoptive Parent
  • Author: Lois Ruskai Melina
  • ISBN: 9780060957179
  • Page: 216
  • Format: Paperback

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  1. This book assumes that all people who adopt are unable to conceive, and it is overly PC In regards to infertility, the book really does heap it on about how people who can t conceive need to grieve, and may think that they won t be able to love another s child, and so on We re not infertile, but I would be just as offended if I were Infertility and adoption do not always go hand in hand, and Melina forgets that.I also found the writing to be hyperbolic, as in You MUST do this, or, my favorite, A [...]


  2. The amount of information this book has that doesn t apply to us was a let down I skipped and skimmed to get to the parts that pertain to us It would have been much better if they separated some of the larger topics into completely different books With that said, this book did contain a lot of useful advice for adoptive parents and will serve as a good guide for people trying to navigate adoption such as ourselves, but there are other adoption books I d recommend before this one.


  3. When this book Raising Adopted Children by Lois Ruskai Melina released in 1986 it was the first book to really look at the issues faced by adoptive families after a child comes home In this new edition the author of two adopted children addresses the changes that have affected adoption over the past 10 years and also offers her own knowledge She has a lot of research in child development, psychology, sociology, and medicine, readers will discover the facts about open adoption, prenatal drug expo [...]


  4. This is the second book I read on adoption It does cover quite a wide range of topics and many of the issues that might arise during the adoption process It gives specific examples of answers to tough questions or attitudes It also provides quite a lot of anecdotal evidence and stories It is like talking to a friend a friend who assumes that you want to adopt because you are unable to conceive but a friend nonetheless Another minor thing that drove crazy throughout the book was the lack of inclu [...]


  5. We were assigned this book as a part of our adoption home study process I found the book to be a very practical guide to adoption and a good acknowledgement of the fears that adoptive families may have when preparing to adopt I especially appreciated the chapter on sharing with others about adoption I am a very open sharer and my husband is very introverted and private It was a great chapter that prompted us to discuss and agree on how we would approach what details were private to our immediate [...]


  6. This book was a good first adoption read for me I did learn some good things, but it was definitely an overview of adoption It tried to cover every aspect of adoption without going into a lot of detail It didn t focus on one type of adoption, but rather glossed over all types infant, foster care adoptions, special needs, and international I probably wouldn t even use this book as a reference guide, just an introduction guide The next adoption book I choose to read will be specific to a question [...]


  7. A decent overview of some concerns of adoptive parents and adopted children It reinforced some of the things we d learned in training classes, and brought up some new issues for us to consider This was the first adoption book we d read, and I think it was a good starting point It is not a book I would recommend to anyone who has already dug into the topic thoroughly, but for a newbie it provided some basic context for further reading and education.


  8. Just as the title suggests it is practical This was the first book I adoption book I read and I thought it was pretty good It dealt on infertility issues and infant adoption than I needed and was very lacking on older child adoption Obviously she is writing from her own experiences which are different than my needs Overall, I would recommend it to anyone who is considering adoption It is a good primer adoption book.


  9. Great book for adoptive parents to help prepare you for parenthood Adopted children will have a few different emotional needs than biological children and it is helpful to have a head start on the issues However, I disagree with some of the issues raised I think troubling information if there is any should be held from the children until they are old enough to understand But I do recommend the book.


  10. This was an interesting book to read while we were in Uganda, although I eventually had to shelve it and not finish It was just a bit too detailed for me It is a nice reference, though, for particular questions about adoption This book really helped us figure out how to transition our twins into our family in a way that would really serve them


  11. This book is extremely informative and covers a wide variety of issues As I read, however, I had to remind myself regularly that any child I adopt may have one or two of the issues but will certainly not have all of the issues discussed As with anything, the possibilities of what could go wrong are daunting and almost overwhelming if considered too carefully.


  12. This was a required book from my adoption agency I believe that this is a good introduction to adoption but not exhaustive It seemed light on certain subjects, but was an eye opener in other areas Although I m not entirely swayed to do an open adoption, I think I learned how to have a meaningful semi open adoption for my future child.


  13. This book was okay, but I didn t like it as much as I liked Attaching in Adoption I can t really put my finger on why, it just didn t seem as informative or helpful through most of the book I one thing I did appreciate was of an acknowledgement and understanding of the fact that in many adoptive homes it isn t economically feasible for one parent to stay home with the newly adopted child.


  14. Good overview of many different types of and situations in adoption A little geared toward domestic versus international adoption If you have specific areas of interest, it would be better to seek out focused books, but again, this is a good broad overview of things to know about adoption.


  15. I thought this book had good overall information on adoption I was slightly frustrated that the author seemed to write only from her perspective at some points However, the book has some practical advice for adoptive parents and I was thankful for that information.


  16. This book was required by our agency It wasn t bad and had tidbits of good advice, but even the revised and updated version is 17 years old I feel something written recently would have been a better choice, as so much has changed in the adoption landscape.


  17. Good basic book with basic information It was a good first book on my journey into adoption books It focuses a lot on parents who cannot have children, which is not relevant to us There is a nice section on supporting internationally adopted children.


  18. This book was recomended as the adoption bible by our caseworker I thought it had some good insights and things to think about but the topic takes on a whole differant meaning if looked at through the eyes of religion None of that came to play in the book.


  19. Finally finished with this book I did not identify with the author s viewpoint on adoption and don t think her viewpoint will contribute to the health of the adoption community Glad to be finished.


  20. Another one of those books that I ll be reading again every couple of years At least this time through, I got to skip the chapters on severe issues.



  21. The cover says practical, reassuring advice and that seems pretty accurate Seems like a good read for anyone considering adoption.


  22. A must read for those who are adopting and a really good read for anyone who may know someone who is adopting especially if you are family or who was adopted.


  23. I thought this author wrote from a very negative perspective so I admit that I only finished 75% of the book Perhaps the other 25% was optimistic.


  24. I found this book helpful and practical in raising an adopted child Not all of it applies to our family right now, but I know this will be a book I will return to over the years to come.




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