The book is written to help parents and teachers increase adoption awareness and sensitivity in the school community. Teachers will be able to explore both the impact of adoption on the children they teach and their own influence on the way the adopted child experiences school. Parents will learn more about the impact of adoption on their children's education and how to educate the educators about adoption.
Contributors include experienced parents, professionals, and the students themselves. Their drawings, poems and stories enliven the material and remind us that teaching and parenting is, after all, about the children.
Jen's Pick: "Although bookstores abound with parenting books... little written practical advice exists to answer the special school concerns of adoptive parents." Filled with easy-to-read information, articles, poems, and drawings, this guide is written by and for parents, children, and educators to help them understand the many factors that impact an adoptive child's school experience.