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Monday, June 18, 2007

Additional Reading

Our agency requires that we read 3 required books and another two each of our own choosing. I had already begun to do my own reading but now I will add to that list all of these. So here's the reading list for anyone who's interested. Amy, you'd be happy to know your suggestion is in there!

Twenty Things Adopted Kids Wish Their Adoptive Parents Knew by Sherrie Eldridge

Are Those Kids Yours? American families with Children Adopted from Other Countires by Cheri Register

the New First Three Years of Life by Burton L. White

The Whole Life Adoption Book: Realistic Advice for Building a Healthy Adoptive Family by Jayne E. Schooler

How it Feels to be Adopted by Jill Krementz

Attaching in Adoption: Practical Tools for Today's Parents by Deborah D Gray

Raising Adopted Children: Practical Reassuring Advice for Every Adoptive Parent by Lois Ruskai Melina

Books on adoption: $220.00 (so far)
Time spent reading in preparation for adoption: 20+ hours (so far, not including this list!)
Having some sort of clue as to how to parent our adopted son..... priceless!!!

3 comments:

Brooke said...

Money well spent!!! How are you going to keep what you learn separate where you get your thoughts? I love hearing about the progress.

Jenn said...

oh the reading... it's so good... and so big too. my hubby is reading attaching in adoption right now and speaks highly of it... i am reading weaving a family: untangling race and adoption.

thanks for encouraging me to write. :-)

Jen said...

Let me know how you like that one Jenn. I read it (well most of the way through.) I have a different world view than her so at times it was hard for me to relate to where she was coming from.