Adoption - What it is and what it means ISBN: 9781903699461
Shah, Shaila
Published by British Association for Adoption and Fostering (BAAF), 2005
Adoption explained in an upbeat, child-friendly manner. We meet famous people who have been adopted, and there is emphasis on how common it is. Questions children might ask are answered clearly: What is adoption? Who decides on adoption? How do you make your feelings clear? How will the right family be found? Where will I meet the new family? What about my birth parents? What happens in court? And, finally, a section on problems and how to solve them, along with a list of organisations that can help. Space is left at the end for local authority documentation. A Welsh language version is available (1903699517). This is a good basic introduction to adoption, aimed directly at children going through it. Available from BAAF Publications, Saffron House, 6-10 Kirby St., London EC1N 8TS or Tel: 020 7421 2604.
Age: 8+