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Adopting the Hurt Child: Hope for Families with Special-Needs Kids [Hardcover]

By Gregory C. Keck (Author), Regina Kupecky (Author) & Regina M. Kupecky (Joint Author)
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Fewer and fewer families adopting today are able to bring home a healthy newborn infant. The majority of adoptions now involved emotionally wounded, older children who have suffered the effects of abuse or neglect in their birth families and carry complex baggage with them into their adoptive families. This book addresses the frustrations, heartache, and hope surrounding the adoptions of these special-needs kids. Children who have endured emotional and physical atrocities, failed reunifications, and myriad losses associated with multiple moves in the foster care system not only present unique challenges to their adoptive families but also impact greater society in significant ways. Integrating social, psychological, and sociopolitical issues, Adopting the Hurt Child explains how trauma and interruptions affect these children's normal development and often severely undermine their capacity to function in a loving family and in society. Written in a non-technical style accessible to a diverse audience, this book brings to light grim truths, but also real hope that children who have been hurt-and often hurt others-can be healed and brought back into life by the adoptive and foster parents, therapists, teachers, social workers, and others whose lives intersect with theirs.

1. The Child Who Waits: A Long Road To Love 2. The Child With Attachment Difficulties: Common Behaviors Of Kids With Attachment Disorder 3. The Cycle Of Bonding: Interruptions From Abuse And Neglect 4. The Toll Of Impermanence: A Child Welfare System In Crisis 5. Putting Together A Family: Issues That Affect Placement 6. Dreams And Realities: Phases Of The Adoption Process 7. Intercountry Adoptions: The Unique Challenges 8. Getting Used To Each Other: Early Issues In The Adoptive Family 9. Siblings: The Old, The New The Feelings! 10. Giving Your Child A History: Regina's Bag Of Tricks 11. Treatment For The Hurt Child: Making It Effective 12. When Adoption Fails: Parents And Kids In Crisis 13. When Adoption Works: Healing The Hurt Child 14. Success Stories: Four Families That Made It Work 15. Reflections From The Trenches: What It's Like To Hurt And Heal

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Item Specifications...

Studio: NavPress
Pages   256
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.28" Width: 6.34" Height: 0.9"
Weight:   1.13 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   May 31, 1998
Publisher   NavPress Publishing Group
Edition  Revised  
ISBN  1576830942  
ISBN13  9781576830949  

Availability  0 units.

More About Gregory C. Keck, Regina Kupecky & Regina M. Kupecky

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Gregory C. Keck, PhD, is the founder of the Attachment and Bonding Center of Ohio as well as a psychologist and adoptive parent of two sons. He is coauthor of Parenting the Hurt Child and author of Parenting Adopted Adolescents.
Regina M. Kupecky, LSW, is a therapist who treats children with attachment disorders at the Attachment and Bonding Center of Ohio. She has been named "Adoption Worker of the Year" by the Ohio Department of Human Services and is coauthor of Parenting the Hurt Child.

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Reviews - What do customers think about Adopting the Hurt Child: Hope for Families with Special-Needs Kids?

Great book!  Sep 30, 2008
This book not only deals with the issues of attachment and other developmental issues of the adoptive child, but it gives you practical strategies to overcome and deal with them. This book is very inlightning, but offers hope to parents of hurt children.
very helpful  Sep 3, 2008
I thought this book provided valuable insights and gave good real life examples. I would recommend this book for anyone adopting an older child.
Resource for all parents  Feb 9, 2008
This book contained things that I think all parents should know about dealing with kids and thier baggage. I have refered back to this when dealing with situations with my special needs child, if only to know that I am not alone in my struggles.
I really like this book!  Dec 21, 2006
This book was very helpful. It helped me even though I haven't ever adopted. It helped me understand hurting kids more. I will buy this book! I would like to adopt older kids when I'm married. Besides I have known several foster/adopted kids. It helped me understand them.
finally  Jun 8, 2006
I read this book twice I liked it so much. I found many books minimized the struggle of raising adopted children and focussed too much on only the positive. Although I have not raised any adopted children myself I do plan on it after I finish university. After reading many books I knew it couldn't be as flowery as they put it. Although I am sure no book could truly prepare anyone for the realities of raising childeren it can help you understand where things are comming from. If nothing else I have a greater respect for the adoptive family because of this book!!!

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