Special Needs Adoption
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- Raising Shane: Foster Care & Adoption of the special Needs Child
by Kate Rosemary
If you are thinking about fostering or adoption, this is a good book to start with.
- Adopting the Hurt Child: Hope for Families With Special Needs Kids: A Guide for Parents & Professionals
by Gregory C. Keck and Regina M. Kubecky
Adopting children who have experienced past emotional and physical atrocities, interruptions in parent-child bonding cycles, losses, and inappropriate behaviors can generate much frustration and heartache. This book presents hope, as well as harsh truth, in explanations of issues and developmental stages, and coping skills for adoptive families of children that have experienced past trauma.
- Adopting and Advocating for the Special Needs Child
by L. Anne Babb Ph.D. and Rita Laws Ph.D
The book is packed with information and tools parents can use and is designed to help adoptive parents (and professionals) get started, keep going, and locate additional information and support.
- Connected Child
by Karen B. Purvis, David R. Cross, and Wendy Lyons Sunshine.
The adoption of a child is always a joyous moment in the life of a family. Some adoptions, though, present unique challenges. This book addresses welcoming these children into your family–and addressing their special needs–with care, consideration, and compassion.