Discover What Adoption and Foster Care Really Look Like If you are considering adoption or foster care or are already somewhere in this difficult and complicated process, you need trusted information from people who have been where you...
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Discover What Adoption and Foster Care Really Look Like
If you are considering adoption or foster care or are already somewhere in this difficult and complicated process, you need trusted information from people who have been where you are.
Mike and Kristin Berry have adopted eight children and cared for another 23 kids in their nine-year stint as foster parents. They aren't just experts. They have experienced every emotional high and low and encountered virtually every situation imaginable as parents. Now, they want to share what they've learned with you.
Get the answers you need to the following questions, and many more:
Should I foster parent or adopt? How do I know?
What is the first step in becoming an adoptive or foster parent?
What are the benefits of an open versus closed adoption?
How and when do I tell my child that he or she is adopted?
How do I help my child embrace his or her cultural and racial identity?
Honestly Adoption will provide you with practical, down-to-earth advice to make good decisions in your own adoption and foster parenting journey and give you the help and hope you need.
Mike Berry is cocreator of the award-winning blog Confessions of an Adoptive Parent and the adoptive and foster support site Oasis Community . He's also a contributing writer for Disney's babble.com and TheGoodMenProject.com . Mike and his wife, Kristin, have cared for dozens of children through foster care and have adopted all eight of their children.
Author KRISTIN BERRY and her husband Mike saw the need for foster parents after adopting their first child, and after having cared for 22 children, they are parents to seven more children, which they have adopted. Two have been diagnosed with a form of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Disorder (FASD). There is no cure for FASD, but there is still hope and encouragement to be found for the millions of families affected by FASD. Kristen and Mike have their ministry at confessionsofanadoptiveparent.com, which has tens of thousands of visitors each month, and a popular podcast.