Pact says: Pat speaks clearly and directly to and for the infertile who choose to adopt.
Pact says: Highly recommended for the home library of every parent of an adopted child. A great book to help parents consciously address the school community.
Pact says: A wonderful tool, easy to read and the suggestions are on target making this a perfect gift for extended family.
Pact says: A Pulitzer nominated journalist, Pertman argues against adoption for profit and highlights positive adoption impacts on society.
Pact says: by a welcome voice that is too often under represented in the world of adoption.
Pact says: Excellent. Blending research, theory, practicality and sensitivity, the authors normalize developmental stages and understanding of children and adults who have been adopted.
Pact says: Directed to clinicians, this book is very useful to parents as
well - offering insight into what adopted teens are feeling. Excellent
Pact says: Jean is a great writer and this is a good overview of what to expect and how to handle both the emotional and logistical steps that are often involved.
Pact says: Arletta is a great writer and this is a good overview of what to expect and how to handle both the emotional and logistical steps that are often involved.
Pact says: Recommended by the Child Welfare League of America and Pact.
Dear Wonderful You, Letters to Adopted & Fostered Youth is a powerful book filled with thoughtful and inspiring letters. This anthology was written by a global community of adult adoptees and adults who were fostered.
Pact says: A laugh-out-loud, cry-because-you-care kind of read. Really
Pact says: Reading this is like listening to a wise friend; she links her personal experience with vast knowledge, creating that elusive “ah ha” experience.
Pact says: A moving collection that dismantles adoption myths by showing adoption in all its complexity.
Pact says: Filled with very practical guidance and suggestions.
Pact says: Adopted children shouldn’t have to wait until they are eighteen to have their questions answered. Contact allows children to receive answers directly.
Pact says: This book is not intended for children.
Pact says: A fascinating story told in 1st person about the twins' life experiences having been adopted into separate families and then reuniting more than 30 years later. Themes include the problems of sealed adoption records, the potential for unethical practices by adoption agencies, and adoptees' unique perspective of the world.
Pact says: The book gives parents and children real encouragement as they solidify their mutual attachment, which leads to children behaving better and parents feeling confident. Really helpful, especially for families with challenging children.
Pact says: Because there has been a disconnection in the life of every adopted child, even if adopted at birth, it is very helpful to have recorded information about children’s personal history. And remember, it is never too late to create a lifebook with your child and this book has great suggestions for conversations and activities that will promote further discussion and insight for children.
Pact Says: This ground-breaking book has been described by many adult adoptees as the perfect description of some of their own unspoken feelings about being adopted and the sense of self they desire to integrate from not only their adoptive family but also their birth family.
Pact says: There is no other book that offers a compilation of first hand stories of families living with open adoption. It is especially useful for those considering open adoption as it demystifies and offers a realistic model for what is best for kids. Kudos!
Pact says: We recommend it for parents who want to practice therapeutic parenting strategies as well.
Pact says: An important reference manual for many issues of open adoption.
Pact says: Beth Hall, Pact’s Director, her children and several other Pact teens contributed to this volume.
Pact says: A really helpful guide for parents of challenging children.
Without a doubt, we can learn more about adoption from listening to adult adoptees than from anyone else. This book gives all of us a welcome chance to deepen our understanding of our families and of ourselves.
Pact says: While there are many must-reads in books about adoption, we think Holly offers insights no adoptive parent can do without. Highly recommended.
Pact says: This book gives a compelling explanation of the why and reason open adoption is the "best" form of adoption we have today.
Pact Says: Eric Blau has captured a special human story in each of his photographs, and the individual stories speak an emotional truth about how adoption affects people’s lives. Highly recommended. A Pact bestseller.
Pact says: Nancy's book has been embraced by adopted adults, many of whom call it their bible, as well as challenged by many adoptive and birth parents, who find her point of view unsupported. Whether or not you agree, all triad members will benefit by becoming familiar with the idea of the primal wound and with the information presented about perinatal psychology.
Pact says: Offers clear direction on how to listen rather than tell. The point is to understand what children are thinking rather than to hand them a politically correct doctrine of adoption thinking. We wish there was more discussion of birth parent stories.
Pact says: Finally! An intelligent guide for women in the process of placing a child for adoption.
Pact says: Hopkins-Best’s discussion of the factors that make adopting a toddler different from adopting either infants or older children with special needs is well grounded and a good read.
Pact says: This is a unique and perceptive treatment of the core issues of adoption from a child's view and gives a clear voice to feelings not easily articulated.
Pact says: The books strongest function is in providing an overall picture and a wealth of information about the possible issues and their root causes, as well as pointing out red flags, both in a child’s behavior and in the dynamics of potential adoptive families.