IF I LOVE MY KID ENOUGH: THE REALITY OF RAISING AN ADOPTED CHILD is based on the true story of Bethany. Adopted in infancy, she showed the promise of the perfect child. But early on there were indications that hers might not be a “happily ever after story”. The book traces Bethany’s erratic development and her family’s attempts to find answers for her troublesome behavior.Parents of all children can benefit from studying the lessons of Bethany’s life. In telling this one story, the authors provide both the parents’ and therapist’s points of view while probing the latest research on the early critical stages of development. This emphasis helps families focus on strengthening attachment so that they can provide the structure their children need to become mature and responsible adults. Also included are valuable strategies and resources for finding help when concerns arise.