Raising Your Adopted Child: A Complete and Loving Guide

Stephanie Seigel, Author, Stephanie E. Siegel, Author Prentice Hall $16.95 (224p) ISBN 978-0-13-815325-0
Siegel is a psychotherapist who practices in Southern California, a specialist in adoption, the subject of her radio and TV talks. Here she starts with a report on infertility, the condition that frustrated her hopes for bearing a child some 25 years ago. She and her husband adopted three children, and were happily surprised when they had one of their own later. Recounting the family's experiences as well as those of her clients, Siegel writes in a warm, reassuring tone. But the advice of fered is superficial, adding little to sim i lar guides available in abundance. There are pointers on adjusting to life with a new family member, making an adopted child feel secure, coping through the growing years, the terrible teens with the threats of drugs, sexual temptations, etc. The most helpful advice is on how to handle situations when adopted children seek con tact with their biological parents. (Feb.)
Reviewed on: 02/01/1988
Release date: 02/01/1988
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