Caring for Your Adopted Child: An Essential Guide for Parents (Paperback)

Caring for Your Adopted Child: An Essential Guide for Parents By Elaine E. Schulte, MD, MPH, FAAP, Robin Michaelson Cover Image

Caring for Your Adopted Child: An Essential Guide for Parents (Paperback)


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With knowledge and compassion, Caring for Your Adopted Child offers the wisdom that adoptive parents need to provide the best possible care for their children. Whether a child joins a family through domestic adoption, international adoption, or foster care, he or she may have needs that require additional consideration.

The coauthors, both adoptive parents, weave professional and personal experiences with essential information on:

• Partnering with a pediatrician before adoption
• Helping a child transition into a family
• Understanding health issues and conditions that are more prevalent in children who are adopted
• Supporting a child’s emotional health and attachment
• And promoting positive adoption conversation as a child matures

This comprehensive resource offers trusted parenting advice from a leading adoption medicine expert and the American Academy of Pediatrics, focusing on the physical and emotional well-being of adopted children.
Elaine E. Schulte, MD, MPH, FAAP, has practiced adoption medicine for more than 20 years. She is a board-certified pediatrician and Vice Chair, Academic Affairs and Faculty Development at the Children's Hospital at Montefiore and Professor of Pediatrics at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in Bronx, New York. She is the mother of two adopted children and lives in Westchester, New York.

Robin Michaelson is a writer and editor who has worked on such bestselling titles as Caring for Your Baby and Young Child: Birth to Age 5 and The Happiest Baby on the Block. She is the mother of an adopted daughter and lives in Brooklyn, New York.
Product Details ISBN: 9781610022156
ISBN-10: 1610022157
Publisher: American Academy of Pediatrics
Publication Date: October 15th, 2018
Pages: 212
Language: English
"Elaine Schulte and Robin Michaelson distill decades of professional and personal experiences into an accessible, encouraging summary of the joys—and challenges—of adoption... A must-read guide for anyone considering, or underway with, adopting a child." —Lisa Damour, PhD, author of Untangled: Guiding Teenage Girls Through the Seven Transitions into Adulthood

"Dr. Schulte and Robin L. Michaelson have demonstrated a deep and passionate understanding of the evolving needs of adopted children... This book will help ease the transition from pre-adoption to adoption, and throughout childhood, and celebrates the beauty of children and family." —Jane Aronson, MD, FAAP, CEO and founder, Worldwide Orphans Foundation

"Destined to be on the 'must read' list for all adoptive parents." —Sarah H. Springer, MD, FAAP, chair, American Academy of Pediatrics Council on Foster Care, Adoption, and Kinship Care, Kids Plus Pediatrics, Pittsburgh, PA

"A gem of a book—adds to our knowledge of adoption of children at various ages and stages as well as circumstances from which children enter adoption. A must read for the new adoptive parent..." —Victor Groza, PhD, LISW-S, Grace F. Brody Professor of Parent-Child Studies, Case Western Reserve University Mandel School

"With clear and practical advice, the authors provide a road map for anyone on this most wonderful of life’s journeys." —Heather C. Forkey, MD, FAAP, director, Foster Children Evaluation Service and Child Protection Program, UMass Memorial Children’s Medical Center

"Caring for Your Adopted Child is an approachable and valuable resource for parents, pediatricians, and all professionals who care for adopted children." —Andrew Garner, MD, PhD, FAAP, coauthor of Thinking Developmentally: Nurturing Wellness in Childhood to Promote Lifelong Health, and clinical professor of pediatrics, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

"Packed with practical knowledge and delivered with a personal touch, Elaine and Robin have created a space for adoptive parents to be educated, empowered, and inspired as they love and care for their children." —April Dinwoodie, trans-racially adopted person, former chief executive, The Donaldson Adoption Institute

"Caring for Your Adopted Child incorporates travel, medical, emotional, psychological, and educational advice and should be on every adoptive parent’s bookshelf." —Susan Orban, outreach and adoption specialist, Children’s Home Society of Minnesota

"This is an exemplary guide for parents contemplating adoption or who have adopted a child. Providers may find this an essential book to recommend to parents... 5 stars!" —Anne Turner-Henson, PhD, RN, FAAN

Gold Award Winner—IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award