Adoption is a big step which can change the whole dynamics of the family. It is crucial that parents understand the impact it has when new sibling relationships are forged and an adoptee becomes a part of the family.
Welcoming a New Brother or Sister through Adoption is a comprehensive yet accessible guide that describes the adoption process and the impact of adoption on every member of the family, including the adopted child. It prepares families to have realistic expectations and equips them with knowledge to deal with a host of situations that may arise, addressing difficult questions head-on: ‘Did we make the right choice by adopting?’, ‘How is this affecting our ‘typical’ children?’, ‘Will our adopted son or daughter heal?’ are explored and solutions discussed in detail. All this is accompanied with real life stories and direct quotes from children, which make it a realistic and insightful resource.
This book is vital reading for adoptive families and professionals who work with them including social workers, counselors and psychologists.