The challenging teen years can be even more difficult for adopted teenagers, many of whom have unanswered questions that may result in fear, anger, and low self-esteem. These feelings may be compounded by the isolation they feel because most friends and family members cannot fully relate to their situation.
Adopted: The Ultimate Teen Guide enables young adults to explore their feelings as they read about the personal experiences of other adopted teens. Through these stories, adopted teens can learn how others have resolved some of their adoption issues and gain powerful insights from those who have experienced some of the same frustrations, struggles, and concerns.
This book addresses various issues such as:
·finding out you’ve been adopted
·searching for birth parents
·meeting birth parents
·what defines a family
This revised edition also features discussion questions at the end of each chapter that help teens and loved ones acknowledge and verbalize their concerns. With up-to-date statistics, as well as insights from experienced adoption professionals who offer practical advice, this edition of Adopted: The Ultimate Teen Guide is a valuable resource for adopted teens as well as their families and friends.
About the Author
Suzanne Buckingham Slade is the author of more than 80 books for children and young adults. She is also an adoptive mother.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Is This for Real?
1. Finding Out You’re Adopted
2. Fitting In
3. Learning about Your Adoption
4. Why Did My Birth Parents Choose Adoption?
5. Should I Search?
6. Searching for Birth Parents
7. Meeting Birth Parents
8. International Adoptions
9. Transracial Adoption
10. Adopted at an Older Age
11. A Real Family
For Further Information
About the Author and Photographer
What People are Saying About This
"As an adopted teen, I had a lot of unanswered questions about my past and biological family. This wonderful resource will help adopted young adults as they explore their own histories."--(Ashley Rhodes-Courter, adopted from foster care at age 12, 2004 NACAC Youth Advocate of the Year, 2007 Golden Brick Award Winner, Author of Three Little Words, Simon & Schuster, 2008)
"Adopted: The Ultimate Teen Guide is a comprehensive look at the issues, challenges and joys that youth experience as they make their journey through adoption. The voices of teens provide insight and wisdom and underscore the notion that although families take many forms, the common thread for us all is a need to belong, to be loved and to understand our history as we work to determine our future."--(Ms. Rita Soronen, Executive Director, Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption)
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Abortion is bad anyway you put it. I was adopted and thank god for that because my mom was going to have an abortion with me an i got another chance to hae a normal happy life and thats is what im doing if you kill a baby no matter how far along you are then you killing thag second chance that the baby could have had at a normal life. And if you 13 and having a baby then god bless you im sorry for wat is it was that happened to you. And if you just laied in your back then you need help and fast cuz we dont need a bunch of baby killers in this world when we ha e plenty of ppl that can give any baby a second hance and not think twice about it
Killing is wrong no matter what age it is. Besides putting the child up for adoption is a much more moral thing to do.
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