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PolkaDot12345 · 24/01/2021 18:10

Evening all 😊 we are just starting the adoption process, and were looking for some book recommendations or any sort of advice as we are nervous!

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Honeybee45 · 25/01/2021 16:17

We started with No Matter What by Sally Donovan and The A-Z of Therapeutic Parenting by Sarah Naish both were really helpful. Also ‘The Adoption’ bbc podcast was really useful. Good luck!!

Frogartist · 25/01/2021 16:54

How I met my son by Rosalind Powell is good and gives you a good idea of modern adoption.

Papergirl1968 · 25/01/2021 17:14

Flying Solo by Julia Wise. It’s about a single woman’s adoption journey but couples would benefit from reading it too because it’s funny and thought provoking.

Allington · 25/01/2021 17:46

The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog - Bruce Perry. About the effect of trauma on children's brains, and the implications for helping them heal. Very readable as well!

Allington · 25/01/2021 17:48

And for a remarkably honest comedy about adoption - the film Instant Family. On Netflix atm

scully29 · 25/01/2021 18:22

Preparing for Adoption Julie Davis is really good. There are so many id read anything you can. Adoption UK is also brilliant for webinars, zoom meet ups and their magazine, just so helpful.

Fakinit03 · 25/01/2021 18:40

Me, the boy and the monster is brilliant!
Also another vote for the the boy who was raised as a dog very very interesting!

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