A couple’s announcement of their decision to adopt often is at the midpoint of a journey that began long ago with dreams of their imagined family. As the prospective parents deal with all the uncertainties, questions and cumbersome processes of adoption, friends and family often are challenged to find ways to celebrate, support and even talk about this important life passage. Even long after the adoptive child is welcomed into the family, unique questions and challenges arise. But Elisabeth O’Toole, mother of three adopted children, has written a book packed with wisdom and practical advice for family, friends, teachers and others who wish to support the child and family on their journey of growing together.
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