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Here are the Editor's Picks articles for the Adoption Site! These are the top ten articles that your Adoption Editor feels are most important for you to read. Enjoy!
1. Therapeutic Parenting
Adopting a child who has been hurt or traumatized, such as in stuations of abuse or post-instituationalization, a therapeutic parenting style is required to help the child heal and form an attachment.
2. The Connected Child - Book Review
If you welcomed a child into your home who was abused, traumatized or deprived of a healthy early childhood, the authors provide a positive, therapeutic approach to helping you establish a connection with your child and help her to begin healing.
3. Creating a Lifebook
Information about lifebooks and how to get started making one for your child.
4. Common Pitfalls to Artificial Twinning in Adoption
Before you adopt two or more children close in age, consider how you will resolve these difficulties.
5. Beginning an Intercountry Adoption
A list of important things to consider when researching countries for intercountry adoption.
6. A Brief Look at Adoption and Abandonment
Adoption is a wonderful way to build a family. At the same time, we must remember that adoptive families face their own unique set of issues. Abandonment is just one issue that some adoptees face, and other feelings go along with it.
7. Adoption and Depression
You endured a lengthy emotional roller-coaster ride, and the child of your dreams was placed into your open arms.
8. Emotional Eating and Adoption
There's no argument that going through adoption is an exciting yet stressful time in your life. However, emotional eating through the adoption process isn't good for you or your family. Here's what to do instead.
9. Adoption—An Open, Semi-Open, or Closed Practice?
Join adoptive mom and author Gisela Gasper Fitzgerald as she examines the advantages and disadvantages of open, semi-open, and closed adoption practices from the point of view of adoptees, birth mothers, and adoptive parents.
10. Pursuing Single Parent Adoption
Singles wishing to pursue an adoption go through the same process as couples. However, there are some factors to take into consideration before starting the adoption journey.
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