Adoption ISBN: 9780750204446
Bryant-Mole, Karen
Published by Wayland (What's Happening series), 1992

A sensitive series of short explanations about individual children and their thinking about being adopted. Each one has a different approach - Sammy who wondered if he should talk about being adopted, Craig who claimed he was a prince until his friends twigged he was only showing off, Joe who has always known he was adopted and has accepted it without question, Martin who only found out when he was much older, Dawn who thought she had to be extra good because she was adopted at ten. And so it goes. There is much detailed information about adoption, but the real plus of this book is the individual accounts of very specific situations. Colour photographs, an index, a glossary and a list of organisations add to the whole.
Age: 8+