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Adoption

  • Creating Stable Foster Placementsby Alyson Rees; Andrew Pithouse; Freda Lewis

    Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2014; US$ 39.95

    What are the key ingredients for long lasting foster care placements? In this study the lives and routines of 10 foster families, considered to be providers of effective and lasting care are examined. Featuring original research, the type of care that these families provide and the reason for their success is analysed. more...

  • The Unofficial Guide to Adoptive Parentingby Sally Donovan; Dr. Vivien Norris; Jim Clifford OBE and Sue Clifford

    Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2014; US$ 19.95

    Witty and compassionate, this is a savvy adoptive parenting guide like no other, written by award-winning columnist and adoptive parent Sally Donovan. more...

  • Adopting Older Childrenby Stephanie Bosco-Ruggiero; Gloria Russo Wassell; Victor Groza

    New Horizon Press 2014; US$ 15.95

    Are you thinking of adopting an older child? There are 200,000 plus hoping for families in the U.S. alone and more worldwide. Adopting an older child, though, presents a unique set of parenting issues as well as rewards. Adopting Older Children highlights the most significant challenges when parenting older adoptees who face mental health, behavioral... more...

  • Children and Bordersby Spyros Spyrou; Miranda Christou

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 100.00

    This collection brings together an interdisciplinary pool of scholars to explore the relationship between children and borders with richly-documented ethnographic studies from around the world. The book provides a penetrating account of how borders affect children's lives and how children play a constitutive role in the social life of borders. more...

  • Family and Healthby Sampson Lee Blair; Jennifer Higgins McCormick

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2014; US$ 134.95

    Around the globe, families are often faced with a variety of health issues, often as a result of social, political, religious, and economic forces. This multidisciplinary volume addresses the impact health issues have on individual family members and how this affects their family relationships. more...

  • Forever Fingerprintsby Rob Williams; Sherrie Eldridge

    Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2014; US$ 15.95

    Forever Fingerprints is an uplifting children's picture book about an adopted child who realises that her fingerprints alone give her a special connection to her birth parents. more...

  • The Looked After Kid, Revised Editionby Paolo Hewitt

    Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2014; US$ 19.95

    Placed in care at an early age, Paolo Hewitt vividly describes his early life spent with an abusive foster family before he is moved to Burbank children's home aged 10. There he meets a gang of inspiring children who are outsiders just like him, and together they struggle to create a life for themselves. more...

  • Love and Mayhemby John Degarmo

    Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2014; US$ 19.95

    Love and Mayhem gives an insight into the inner-workings of a large family with fostered, adopted and birth children. John Degarmo, describes the highs and lows and complete chaos of his family life with warmth and sincerity. more...

  • Preparing for Adoptionby Hugh Thornbery; Julia Davis

    Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2014; US$ 22.95

    The period before your child joins your family can be a chaotic time. Clear and positive, Preparing for Adoption equips you with the knowledge to create a safe and secure home for your newly adopted child. more...

  • But We All Shine Onby Paolo Hewitt

    Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2014; US$ 14.95

    After a childhood spent in care at Burbank Children's Home, Paolo Hewitt embarks upon a personal journey as an adult to discover whatever happened to his close childhood friends. He reveals their stories - from the funny to inspiring to heart-breaking - and makes new discoveries about himself, his friends and the power of the human spirit. more...