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What to expect when you're adopting : a practical guide to the decisions and emotions involved in adoption / Ian Palmer.

By: Palmer, Ian.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: London : Vermilion, 2009Description: xi, 260 pages ; 22 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780091924126 (pbk.); 009192412X (pbk.).Subject(s): Adoption | Adoption -- Psychological aspects | Adoptive parentsDDC classification: 362.734 Subject: Adopting a child can be one of the most rewarding experiences anyone can have - for both the parents and the child. But making the decision to adopt can be daunting and often overwhelming. In this unique guide, leading psychiatrist Dr Ian Palmer does not gloss over the realities of the adoption process, but rather leads you through the many stages and emotional aspects involved and offers practical guidance.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

<p>As would-be parents cycle through the adoption process, they balance anxiety and fear with the life-altering decision of adoption. The emotional toll of this dance can be completely overwhelming and can confuse parents while navigating the decisions of how to expand their families.<br> <br> Drawing on extensive research and the author's own experience of being adopted, What to Expect When You're Adopting... does not gloss over the realities of the adoption process, but rather leads parents through the many stages and emotional aspects involved and offer practical and sensitive advice allowing you to:<br> - Make crucial decisions with confidence<br> - Build a strong foundation for your family<br> - Separate the myths about adopted children from the realities<br> - Discover the key to healthy attachment with your child<br> <br> Dr Ian Palmer will also deal with the issues of single-parent adoption, infertility and, unusually, the option of remaining childless.</p>

Includes bibliography (p. 251-254) and index.

Adopting a child can be one of the most rewarding experiences anyone can have - for both the parents and the child. But making the decision to adopt can be daunting and often overwhelming. In this unique guide, leading psychiatrist Dr Ian Palmer does not gloss over the realities of the adoption process, but rather leads you through the many stages and emotional aspects involved and offers practical guidance.

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