Book Review: Raising Adopted Children

A few weeks ago I started in on the list of recommended and required reading provided to us by our adoption agency.  The second book from the list I read was Raising Adopted Children by Lois Melina.  The copy I had was from 1982 (I think!), so some of the information was a bit outdated, especially since open adoptions were just coming into vogue at that time.

I thought the book was very informative and provided information on different topics such as health care and others that I wouldn't have thought of being different for adopted children.  It was a quick and easy read!  I would recommend checking it out, especially if you are new to adoption or just curious about the differences that may arise when raising adopted children.  There is a revised edition that was published in 1998 that is probably more up-to-date.

I'm currently reading Adopting After Infertility by Patricia Irwin Johnston and Dear Birthmother: Thank You For Our Baby by Kathleen Silber.  I'll post reviews of those books when I am finished!


Jen said...

Raising adopted children was the one book our agency made mandatory reading. There were some helpful tidbits in there but I didn't find it to be too great of a book. I'm about to start Dear Birthmother too!

MnMnbaby2be said...

I finished Dear Birthmother a few days ago. I liked it, although it is more about semi-open as opposed to open adoption. It reassured me that open adoption is what I feel most comfortable with. Hubby is reading it now. :o)
Hope you enjoy it too!