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April 2013Vol. 14, No. 3Teen Guide to Adoption

Children and youth who are adopted often have difficult questions and complex feelings about themselves and their experiences. A book about adopted teens with personal stories told by adopted teens may help this population address their fears and concerns.

Suzanne Slade, an adoptive mother and author of more than 50 books on children and youth, wrote Adopted: The Ultimate Teen Guide. The book provides personal experiences of other adopted teens, as well as ideas and strategies from experienced child welfare professionals. Information from adoption experts, including Hollee McGinniss from the Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute, Judy Stigger from The Cradle, and Kathleen Morrison from the American Academy of Adoption Attorneys, also is included.

The 17 chapters explore a range of topics, including:

  • Finding Out You're Adopted
  • Learning About Your Adoption
  • Should I Search?
  • Meeting the Birth Parents
  • Adopted at an Older Age

Adopted: The Ultimate Teen Guide is available for purchase through Scarecrow Press: