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Our Own

Adopting and Parenting the Older Child

By Trish Maskew

Our Own - Adopting and Parenting the Older Child
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Reviewer: Allison Martin

Our Own - Adopting and Parenting the Older Child, by Trish Maskew, is a practical guide to adoption of older children, full of wisdom, good advice and insight. An essential resource for prospective parents considering the adoption of an older child; parents who have adopted older children will also find it affirming and helpful. Trish Maskew felt that adoptive parents needed a book about older child adoption from experienced parents; she has succeeded masterfully in meeting this objective. Our Own has received rave reviews from adoptive parents all over the world.

Our Own covers a wide breadth of topics related to the adoption of older children - questions raised in deciding to adopt, surviving the wait, adjusting to the adoption, emotional transitions, behavior, thinking about birthparents, culture, language, and medical and special needs. Readers will find the text carries them along through the diverse topics with clarity, substance and a sense of humor. True life examples from her own experience, along with quotes based on 20 interviews with other parents, bring an emotional depth and realism to this book that is often missing from other books on older child adoption. While Trish Maskew tackles serious subjects which may be disturbing at times, the bond and caring that Trish has for her children and for older child adoption transforms this book into something special.

While parents who are adopting a child with special needs may wish to supplement this book with specialized references, it is an excellant overall resource for everyone interested in adoption of older children. Add Our Own to your library and read it with consideration and enjoyment.

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