The National Adoption Awareness Month Book of the Day for today is “Adopted Teens Only: A Survival Guide to Adolescence” by Danea Gorbett
This book is one of a select few in existence that is targeted for an audience of adopted teenagers. The teenage years are hard as it is, and many times issues that adoptees face come to a high point during this time. Danea Gorbett artfully speaks directly to adoptees and offers them solutions to the difficulties they experience surrounding their families and their adoptions. This is a must-read book for any adoptee!
Wendy Lane, an adoption social worker and an adoptive parent, wrote this insightful review:
“It is a quick read and well worth it for adopted teens as well as parents of adopted teens. There are so many books written for parents of younger children, it was refreshing to read a book directed at teens that have been adopted. The author normalizes a lot of the thoughts and feelings adoptive children may have about themselves, their family and/or their peers. The book offers ways to bring up sensitive topics to adoptive parents, struggles with identity, true stories about birth mothers, and issues that may come up regarding search and reunion. It scratches the surface of many topics, offering practical advice and making connections. It may be just what is needed to get families thinking and talking. I plan on giving it to my daughter to read in a year or two (reading is not her favorite thing right now).”
To get a copy of “Adopted Teens Only” for yourself, click here!