Reimagining Adoption: What Adoptees Seek from Families and Faith (Paperback)

Reimagining Adoption: What Adoptees Seek from Families and Faith By Sally Ankerfelt, Gayle H. Swift Cover Image

Reimagining Adoption: What Adoptees Seek from Families and Faith (Paperback)

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Winner of the 2021 Solver in the Illumination Book Awards which honor the year's best new titles written and published with a Christian worldview, "Reimagining Adoption" examines beliefs, practices, and Scripture to distill adoption policy steeped in Christian values and attuned to the needs of vulnerable children and their families. It examines the historical practices, reviews current practices, and proposes revisions. More importantly, it lifts up the words of adult adoptees--the true experts on adoption--and braids them with the insights of adoptive families to craft a new adoption paradigm. Readers will learn:

How to become better Christian parents and more supportive faith communities

How to answer tough questions and to anticipate who will pose them and why

How to clarify Christian adoption beliefs and practices

What makes adoptees the true adoption experts

How to process the pain of birth parent loss

How to validate adoptee grief and loss

How to support family preservation

How the radical love of Christ must reshape the way we approach adoption

What first-hand adoptee/adoptive family accounts can teach us about faith and adoption

How to serve vulnerable children and their families with faith, love, and understanding

Product Details ISBN: 9781733659727
ISBN-10: 1733659722
Publisher: Gayle Swift
Publication Date: June 24th, 2019
Pages: 260
Language: English