Présentation de l'éditeur
Why was I abandoned? Why did my parents adopt me? What if I want to meet my biological parents? Children who find out they are adopted have many questions that are difficult for a parent to answer. This book explores children's thoughts and feelings and provides parents with guidance on how to respond to difficult questions. The author covers all the common questions that children ask and provides sensitive, candid answers in a way that children will be able to understand and relate to. Each chapter is devoted to a particular issue, such as why a child is adopted, who chose the children's first name and what happens when the child grows up. The book recognizes the emotions and reactions of everyone in the family and includes separate conclusions for parents and children. This handy guide offers useful advice for parents and will also be of interest to counsellors and other professionals working with children.
Biographie de l'auteur
Fanny Cohen Herlem is a child psychiatrist and medical director of the adoption service, Doctors of the World. She has been helping children and their parents in her practice for the past 25 years.