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Books for Prospective Adopters

(15 Posts)
GodMother78 Sat 28-Nov-15 11:10:01

Hi one of the things that came out of our initial interview was about reading more about adoption.
I was wondering if anyone new of any good books in particular before I buy up every book about adoption on amazon

tldr Sat 28-Nov-15 16:09:23

No matter what was my Best Buy

She's written a newer one too but I've not read it yet.

GodMother78 Sat 28-Nov-15 17:27:06

I got that I found it such a good read

tldr Sat 28-Nov-15 22:19:25

There you go then, you've got this thing licked wink

Dan Hughes would be next on my list.

GodMother78 Sun 29-Nov-15 11:31:23

Thanks tldr smile

MrsH1989 Sun 29-Nov-15 17:10:16

We were advised to read about Foetal alcohol spectrum disorder and I have found a book called "FASD- parenting a child with an invisible disease" very useful.

GodMother78 Sun 29-Nov-15 20:40:35

Ok where is that available from MrsH1989?

EtheltheFrog15 Sun 29-Nov-15 22:07:57

Sally Donovan's books 'No Matter What' and 'The Unofficial Guide to Adoptive Parenting' are the best places to start. Amber Elliott's 'Why Can't My Child Behave?!" is my current saviour. Oh, and Margot Sunderland's 'What Every Parent Needs to Know'. The last one isn't specifically about adopted children but is extremely useful and helps explains some of the science behind child development and how this influences behaviour.

GodMother78 Sun 29-Nov-15 23:05:28

Thanks EtheltheFrog15 I have Sally Donovans No Matter What. I was wondering about her other book whether it would be helpful or not I will look at Amber Elliotts as well as that comes up as a suggested read on my Amazon account

freshoutofluck Mon 30-Nov-15 10:42:33

If it's possible, I would say the second Sally Donovan book is even better in terms of condensing sensible practical advice, alongside her personal experiences. Another vote for the Amber Elliot book here too. Other authors people rate are Dan Hughes, Bruce Perry, Kim Golding, Bryan Post...of those, I prefer Dan Hughes but it's a personal preference.

tldr Mon 30-Nov-15 11:06:49

Yes, another vote here for Amber Elliot.

GodMother78 Tue 01-Dec-15 07:08:22

Thanks guys this is very helpful. I will definitely check out Amber Elliott and some of the others mentioned

Maiyakat Tue 01-Dec-15 20:03:29

Sorry to hijack - has anyone read Transforming the Difficult Child by Howard Glasser? Is it worth getting?

MrsH1989 Tue 01-Dec-15 21:07:05

sorry this is so late - the fasd book was on amazon.

GodMother78 Wed 02-Dec-15 08:38:13

Ok will look on amazon today

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