Item description for Adoption Is for Always (Albert Whitman Concept Paperbacks) by Linda Walvoord Girard, Girard & Linda Walvoord...
Overview Basic information about the adoption process is interwoven into the story of Celia, a young girl learning to accept her feelings of confusion, insecurity, and anger about being adopted
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Studio: Albert Whitman & Company
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.25" Width: 8" Height: 9" Weight: 0.2 lbs.
Release Date Jan 1, 1986
Publisher Albert Whitman & Company
ISBN 0807501875 ISBN13 9780807501870
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Reviews - What do customers think about Adoption Is for Always (Albert Whitman Concept Paperbacks)?
Too strong for young children Feb 2, 2006
This book I felt was too strong for a younger child. The emotions of how the child felt when she knew she wasn't "wanted" and how she rebelled. Yes it may be true that adoptive children will do such things, but if the child is not doing so and then reads this and does it what does that tell you. The end mellows out when everyone is happy and the child shows happiness w/the special party for adoption day signing. In my personal opinion, this is not a book I would promote.
Real Parents are the ones REALLY there! A+! Oct 12, 2005
Great book! Kids need to understand who birthparents are and understand their value...however, it is also critical for children to understand who the parents are...those that raised them...My biological dad is not the man that raised me...the man that raised me is the only person I will ever call dad. Glad to see a book that can separate and value both!
Good when you adopt from birth Sep 29, 2005
My husband and I are considering adopting an older child, but several books were recommended for reading, this one included. I can't say it's helpful when it comes to adopting a child over 4, but I can see it being very helpful for adoptive parents with young ones discovering what adoption means.
My kid likes it Sep 26, 2004
Our daughter came to us at age seven after a long time in fostercare. It is hard to find a book that describes this type of adoption to children and although this book is also about a child adopted as a baby, our little girl loves it. She brings it out and asks us to read it to her often and it usually gets her talking about her birth parents, which is a good thing. It is important for children to know and accept that adoption is not weird or embarrassing and it is okay to talk about, love and think about birth parents whether they know and remember them or not. Birth parents are an important part of who our adopted children are and this book has been valuable to us for starting that dialogue with our child.
A great book for fostering love for the birthmother Sep 8, 2003
This charming adoption book shows us loving and caring adoptive parents who know how to handle the difficult moment Cecilia first hears about her adoption and says "I want you and Mommy to be my ONLY mommy and daddy!" We had the same experience with our daughter whom we adopted at four days of age. She didn't want to hear about another mommy and throughout the years wished we had not brought up the subject. The author is sensitive about having a teacher understand Cecilia's questions about her birthmother and assure Cecilia that her birthmother loved her. This is a good book for adoptive parents whose children need to be reassured of their permanent place in the adoptive family and who should be encouraged to love their absent birthparents.
Gisela Gasper Fitzgerald, author of ADOPTION: An Open, Semi-Open or Closed Practice?