Home School Book Review on “We’re All Not the Same, But We’re Still Family”

Having adopted both of our sons, I found that this book covers the exact questions and issues that were discussed in our pre-adoption training. The story was written for adoptive families to explore the benefits of adoption openness. In her “For Parents and Caregivers Only” at the back of the book, co-author Theresa Harris, a therapist and adoptive mother, warns, “Openness may not always be positive for families.” But when it is a positive experience, it can help to address the important themes of identity, attachment, grief, and loss that adopted children (and their parents) often have to deal with.

Read Wayne Walker’s full review at the Home School Book Review Blog

Adopting a Child With a Trauma and Attachment Disruption History

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"If you have the love in your heart and the courage to adopt a child from a traumatized background, then you must have this book."
-- Robert Rich, PhD, anxietyanddepression-help.com

This booklet is a fact-filled resource for adoptive parents who have a child with trauma and attachment disruption experiences. Fraser provides tips and strategies that can be considered before placement as well as days, weeks, and months after your child joins your family. It addresses the day-to-day issues that new parents often get stuck on and provides info on the Four S's parenting plan that she shares with families (safety, structure, supervision and support).

Readers will:

  • Understand how kids with trauma and attachment disruptions first require emotional safety
  • Learn how providing structure will help your child connect with your family
  • Discover the importance of providing engaging supervision
  • Affirm that adoptive parents need support and learn how to help
Therapists' Acclaim for Adopting a Child with Trauma...


"The subtitle of this little book is apt: it is a practical guide. If you are considering adopting, read it first. It may well put you off, but that's better than taking in an already troubled child, only to pass the load on to someone else, causing another experience of rejection and loss for the child."
--Robert Rich, PhD. anxietyanddepression-help.com

"Anyone adopting a child with a history of trauma will find this in work a wealth of practical advice. Its very shortness is a virtue when parenting is already so demanding. Effective parenting, including adoptive parenting, comes out of knowledge and understanding was well as love. Theresa Fraser cuts to the chase with just what you need to know to be prepared to meet the challenges of adopting a traumatized child."
-- Marian K. Volkman, editor of Children and Traumatic Incident Reduction

Learn more at www.theresafraser.com

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