Book review: "Adopting older children: A practical guide to adopting and parenting children"
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Peterson, McKenzie (2015). A book review of "Adopting older children: A practical guide to adopting and parenting children." The Advanced Generalist: Social Work Research Journal, 1 (3/4), p 59-63.
"Adopting Older Children" is a guide to show families who are looking into adopting a child over the age of four how to go about it. Whether it is married families, single parents, African American, Caucasians, or gay/lesbian families this book illustrates different steps to not only go about the adoption process but also how to educate your friends and family about adoption, how to blend adopted and non-adopted children, what to do if your adopted child wants to know about their biological parents and how to get into contact with them. This book also explains the importance of knowing different cultures when you are adopting interracially. This book has three coauthors, Stephanie Bosco-Ruggiero, Gloria Russo-Wassell, and Victor Groza who have expertise in trauma, educational development psychology, and mental health, respectively. By reading this book you would get a better understanding of adoption and how it may benefit you personally.