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Hardcover Cross-Cultural Adoption: How to Answer Questions from Family, Friends, and Community Book

ISBN: 0895260921

ISBN13: 9780895260925

Cross-Cultural Adoption: How to Answer Questions from Family, Friends, and Community

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"Coughlin and Abramowitz offer useful insight for answering questions inevitably asked of adoptive families. Cross-Cultural Adoption is an invaluable tool for parents adopting internationally." --Claudia-Jacqueline Semar, M.Ed., director of family services, Commonwealth Adoptions International, Inc.

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Great resource for family, friends, community

I would recommend Cross-Cultural Adoption to anyone, and not only people who are directly involved in the adoption of a child. Many of the questions and answers touched my heart and brought a lump to my throat, both in their honesty and their resonance. I found the book very helpful with my children who have questions about adoptive children with whom they go to school as well as in our extended family. The questions covered in the book I have heard from people whom I know in all walks of life - parents, children, neighbors, co-workers, friends. And, I love the way the book divides up the answers giving one for young children and one for older kids or adults and includes references for further reading. The second half of the book I also appreciated because it provides an easy entre into several principal countries of origin along with a bibliography for more information. I think this book provides a great service as a much-needed aid for communication within extended adoptive families, their neighbors and friends, and the broader community!

Great book for entire family

As a future adoptive parent, I've read a number of books on the subject. It was my goal to find one that would help explain the upcoming transracial adoption to my family and friends. I bought this book, read it cover to cover and bought 3 more copies to give away. I think that the book provides a forum to easily communicate the aspects of transracial and cross-cultural adoption to a family. I especially like the specific area designated to addressing questions from children. There is also a very comprehensive section on the various countries that has been useful for my mother to understand where her grandchild was born. This is an excellent resource!!!

Very helpful book for teaching kids about adoption

My sister has a daughter born in Korea. She gave this book to me and our brother so that we could answer our own children's questions about their cousin's origins. This is an excellent book and very easy to read -- only a few hour time commitment. We adore our niece and would never want her to feel any less special than her American-born cousins.

Great resource for friends and family!

This easy-to-read book is a valuable tool for the friends and family of the adoptive family. It quickly gives suggestions on how to talk to children and others about the new family created by international adoption. Provides a lot of information without going overboard. Highly recommended.

Great book to share with family members

I love this book! It was a great resource for friends and family.
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