Cross Cultural Adoption: How To Answer Questions from Family, Friends & Community Hardcover – July 1, 2004


Families who adopt children from other countries are faced with myriad questions—from friends, coworkers, family members, classmates, and caretakers alike. If left unanswered, these questions can spawn misunderstanding and hurtful remarks capable of shattering a vulnerable child’s sense of belonging: “She’s not my real cousin! She’s Chinese!”

Drawing from their experiences as adoptive parents of foreign-born children, authors Caryn Abramowitz and Amy Coughlin give us Cross-Cultural Adoption, a unique guidebook to help relatives and friends of adoptive families address important questions before everyone gathers around the dinner table.

Inside, you’ll find:

· The Questions Kids Ask—Simple, age-specific answers to eighteen critical questions
· Do’s and Don’ts for Adults—Ten eye-opening rules that adoptive families want you to know
· Want to Learn About Her Birth Country?—Brief but informative introductions to the top ten countries from which adoption takes place
· Resources for Learning More About Adoption—Websites, publications, and organizations providing information about cross-cultural adoption

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