Adoption New Book and Blog Posts about Adoption

New Book Coming May 2016

Thicker than Blood: Adoptive Parenting in the Modern World

4173gaqiZJLPublished by Arsenal Pulp Press, Vancouver, BC, Canada  http://ow.ly/ePWK300ESqE

Adoptive parents need more than basic parenting skills and information. They need specific education around adoption and the effect of adoption on their children. Knowledge and skills help when dealing with the “I don’t belong” anxiety of their children. And humor is essential.

Mother of a step-daughter, biological daughter, and two adopted sons, Crook explores the changing world of adoption from her particular view which includes that basic skill–humour. Adoptive parents will find information and insights based on academic research but written in an informal style.

Marion Crook, PhD, is the author of twenty-seven previous books which include novels and books on such subjects as women’s health, teen suicide and body image. She is an adoptive parent and lives on the Sunshine Coast of British Columbia.

Foreword by Adam Pertman

Adam Pertman is President and Founder of the National Center on Adoption and Permanency and the author of Adoption Nation: How the Adoption Revolution Is Transforming Our Families―and America.

nationalcenteronadoptionandpermanency.net

Thicker Than Blood Book Trailer from Marion Crook on Vimeo.

 


 

Blog Posts about Adoption

 

The Adoption Conference

The Adoption Conference

  Nashville, Tennessee, a land of green trees, wonderful people and 94% humidity. The adoption conference, North American Conference on Adoptable Children was, as usual, full of committed men and women working hard to educate themselves on how to help children who need homes, parents…

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What does independence look like?

What does independence look like?

Young adulthood is a difficult time for parents of adopted children. We want our children to be independent, make adult decisions, and find their own way in the world. We want them to develop separate and deep relationships with others while still remaining close to…

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The Protracted Identity Years

The Protracted Identity Years

Excerpt from Chapter Five Not every child who is adopted has severe abandonment issues. When the issues are periodic and mild, we count ourselves lucky. When they are serious, their effects can be debilitating for the child and very hard on the family. One of…

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The Importance of Dads

The Importance of Dads

Except from Chapter Five of Thicker Than Blood: Adoptive Parenting in the Modern World I was impressed with the depth of teens’ need for their fathers when I researched my first book on teen suicide. I interviewed thirty teens and found that twenty-seven of them had…

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Creating the family 2

Creating the family 2

Excerpt from Chapter Three of Thicker Than Blood: Adoptive Parenting in the Modern World My sons’ birth certificates say they were born to me and my husband. This is a great relief, legally. No one can deny them access to their rights as a child of mine or…

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