All About Adoption: How Families Are Made & How Kids Feel About It

Pages: 48, Color
Size: 8" x 10"
Age Range: 4-8
Item #: 441A058
ISBN: 978-1-59147-058-8
List Price: $14.95
Copyright: 2003
Format: Hardcover
Other Format: Softcover
Availability: In Stock
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Overview

How did you find me?
What does adoption mean?
Where did I come from?
Would you send me back?
What are all those papers?
Will you always love me?
Do I fit in?
Why was I adopted?

For children adopted at any age and from any country, All About Adoption explores the what, how and why of adoption, as well as the many feelings kids can experience as they grow up. And for parents, an extensive afterword discusses the unique practical and emotional dimensions of adoptive children and their families, with suggestions for answering the most challenging questions.

About the Authors

Marc Nemiroff, Ph.D., serves on the core faculty of the Washington School of Psychiatry's Infant and Young Children Mental Health Training Program and the clinical faculty of George Washington University's Doctor of Psychology program. He is also an Affiliate Member of the Baltimore–District of Columbia Society for Psychoanalysis, and he maintains a private practice for the treatment of children in Potomac, Maryland.

Jane Annunziata, Psy.D., is a clinical psychologist with a private practice specializing in children and families in McLean, Virginia. She serves on the clinical faculty of George Washington University's Doctor of Psychology program. As a writer, she has contributed parent guidance sections to many children's books on such varied topics as shyness, parental depression, ambivalence, touching and boundaries, and a new baby in the family.

Dr. Nemiroff and Dr. Annunziata are the authors of Sex & Babies: First Facts, A Child's First Book About Play Therapy, Help is on the Way: A Child's Book about ADD, and Why Am I an Only Child?

All About Adoption is their fifth book together.

About the Illustrator
Carol Koeller is the illustrator of Mom, Dad, Come Back Soon, as well as several educational books. Her expressive characters also appear in children's magazines and on greeting cards. She grew up on the East Coast, spent ten years in California, and then settled in Chicago, where she now lives with her husband, two daughters, and various pets. All About Adoption is her second picture book for Magination Press.