Our November 2014 Newsletter is out! You can grab a copy by clicking on the newsletter icon to the left of by clicking here.
- National Adoption Month
- Embracing an adopted child into your family
- Staff Spotlight: Laura Harvey
Book of the Month: November 2014
Telling the Truth to Your Adopted or Foster Child: Making Sense of the Past
By: Betsy Keefer, Jayne E. Schooler
Telling a child he or she is adopted can be a trying task, but this is only the first step. After becoming aware that he or she is adopted, the child will question the details of the adoption. The truth may reveal details that are painful and sometimes traumatic: a parent is in prison, a drug addict, or even a rapist. In Telling the Truth to Your Adopted or Foster Child, Keefer and Schooler demonstrate that in even the most difficult situations, foster and adoptive parents must not withhold or distort information about the past. Though sometimes including difficult truths, communication between a caregiver or parent and foster or adopted child can help a child grow up into an emotionally and psychologically healthy adult… Parents, teachers, counselors, and other caregivers will come away from this reading with a sharper knowledge of how to make sense of the past for foster and adopted children of all ages.
Telling the Truth to Your Adopted or Foster Child and other books are available for check-out at ourLending Library located in the Kids and Families Center. Call Rosa at 805-643-1446 ext. 115 if you have any questions.