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The Best For Your by Kelsey Stewart Written by a birth mother this book offers a perspective that no other children’s adoption book offers. The view of the the birth mothers. This heart warming book is aimed to help children and parents understand what one birth mother was thinking when she decided to adopt. Written in her perspective, she tells her child the reasons why she chose adoption for her baby. A great conversation starter for parents, or companion book for adopted children to discuss with other children, this is a unique journey for any child of any age. AFTH price $12.00
Questions Adoptees are Asking….about beginnings…about birth family…about searching…about finding peace by Sherrie Eldridge – Questions Adoptees Are Asking: …about beginnings…about birth family…about searching…about finding peace – This is an updated version of Ms. Eldridges book 20 Life Transforming Choices Adoptees need to make. This book includes interviews with more than seventy adoptees to bring their questions to light, find the answers, and create connection among adult adoptees. An insightful book. AFTH price $13.00
20 Things Adoptive Parents Need to Succeed by Sherry Eldridge – Speaking from her own experience as an adoptee and an expert in the field of adoption, Eldridge shares proven strategies and the moving narratives of nearly one hundred adoptive families, helping parents gain a deeper understanding of what is normal, both for their children and themselves. By first strengthening yourself as a parent, you’ll be able to truly listen to your child, and to connect with him on every level, by opening the channels of communication and keeping them open forever.
Discover how to
• be confident that your role in your child’s life is vital and irreplaceable
• pass on the legacy of healthy self-care by assessing and regulating your stress
• communicate unconditional love to your child
• talk candidly with your child about her adoption and her birth family
• teach your family how to respond positively to insensitive remarks about adoption
• connect with other adoptive families–and build a support network AFTH price $12.00