Adopted: The Ultimate Teen Guide

Adopted: The Ultimate Teen Guide

by Suzanne Buckingham Slade

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Overview

The challenging teen years can be even more difficult for adopted teenagers, many of whom have unanswered questions that may result in fear, anger, and low self-esteem. These feelings may be compounded by the isolation they feel because most friends and family members cannot fully relate to their situation.

Adopted: The Ultimate Teen Guide enables young adults to explore their feelings as they read about the personal experiences of other adopted teens. Through these stories, adopted teens can learn how others have resolved some of their adoption issues and gain powerful insights from those who have experienced some of the same frustrations, struggles, and concerns.

This book addresses various issues such as:

·finding out you’ve been adopted
·fitting in
·searching for birth parents
·meeting birth parents
·international adoption
·transracial adoption
·what defines a family

This revised edition also features discussion questions at the end of each chapter that help teens and loved ones acknowledge and verbalize their concerns. With up-to-date statistics, as well as insights from experienced adoption professionals who offer practical advice, this edition of Adopted: The Ultimate Teen Guide is a valuable resource for adopted teens as well as their families and friends.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780810885684
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 01/24/2013
Series: It Happened to Me Series , #34
Edition description: Revised Edition
Pages: 232
Product dimensions: 10.00(w) x 7.20(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

About the Author

Suzanne Buckingham Slade is the author of more than 80 books for children and young adults. She is also an adoptive mother.

Table of Contents

CONTENTS

Acknowledgments
Introduction: Is This for Real?
Reader’s Note

1. Finding Out You’re Adopted
2. Fitting In
3. Learning about Your Adoption
4. Why Did My Birth Parents Choose Adoption?
5. Should I Search?
6. Searching for Birth Parents
7. Meeting Birth Parents
8. International Adoptions
9. Transracial Adoption
10. Adopted at an Older Age
11. A Real Family

Glossary
For Further Information
Index
About the Author and Photographer

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