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General knowledge of China - H÷fundur: Song Shuhong og Shao Da

General knowledge of China - H÷fundur: Song Shuhong og Shao Da
This book for popular consumption is excellent in both pictures and language. It provides a window on China's history, physical geography, political system, ethnic composition, religious belief, and traditional culture. It may serve as an ABC of this country's general situation for foreign readers.
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Talking about adoption - H÷fundur: Marjorie Morrison

Talking about adoption - H÷fundur: Marjorie Morrison
New edition of BAAF's popular and comprehensive guide to the whys, whens and hows of telling the truth about an adopted child's origins. This thoroughly revised and updated edition includes more information on discussing adoption with older children, adoption support services, dealing with drug abuse in a child's past, contact issues, foster carers who adopt, 'mixed' families containing adopted, fostered and birth children, step-families and the variety of brother and sister combinations that can occur.
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Attaching in adoption - H÷fundur: Deborah D. Gray

Attaching in adoption - H÷fundur: Deborah D. Gray
Attaching in Adoption is a comprehensive guide for prospective and actual adoptive parents on how to understand and care for their adopted child and promote healthy attachment. This classic text provides practical parenting strategies designed to enhance children's happiness and emotional health. It explains what attachment is, how grief and trauma can affect children's emotional development, and how to improve attachment, respect, cooperation and trust. Parenting techniques are matched to children's emotional needs and stages, and checklists are included to help parents assess how their child is doing at each developmental stage. The book covers a wide range of issues including international adoption, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, and learning disabilities, and combines sound theory and direct advice with case examples throughout. This book is a must read for anyone interested in adoption and for all adoptive families. It will also be a valuable resource for adoption professionals.
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The pink guide to adoption for lesbians and gay men - H÷fundur: Nicola Hill

The pink guide to adoption for lesbians and gay men - H÷fundur: Nicola Hill
Can lesbian and gay couples adopt jointly? Is the adoption process any different to that for heterosexual adopters? Is it true that only ôhard to placeö children get placed with lesbians and gay men? The Pink Guide to Adoption has the answers to these and many more key questions. This revised and updated second edition of our popular step-by-step guide is essential reading for lesbians and gay men who are considering adoption in the UK. For both single adopters and same-sex couples wishing to adopt jointly, the first part of the book explores the adoption process and examines how being a prospective lesbian or gay adopter can and does affect every aspect of this. Illustrated throughout with quotations from those who have already experienced, or are currently involved in, the adoption process, the guide also has useful points to consider for those wishing to embark on the adoption journey. The second part consists of the stories of several lesbians and gay men at various stages of the adoption process. Some are single adopters, most are in couples, and all are at different stages. Informative and inspiring, these stories bring to life the reality of what adoption means. They describe the highs and lows, the welcome they have received and also the prejudices encountered, the difficulties and the rewards. Many reveal how their lives have changed immeasurably since their adopted children moved in. A must for any lesbian or gay man wishing to adopt, The Pink Guide to Adoption will also provide insights for social workers on what lesbian and gay adopters can offer.
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Message from an unknown Chinese mother - H÷fundur: Xinran

Message from an unknown Chinese mother - H÷fundur: Xinran
Message from an Unknown Chinese Mother is made up of the stories of Chinese mothers whose daughters have been wrenched from them, and also brings us the voices of some adoptive mothers from different parts of the world. These are stories which Xinran could not bring herself to tell previously - because they were too painful and close to home. In the footsteps of Xinran's Good Women of China, this is personal, immediate, full of harrowing, tragic detail but also uplifting, tender moments. Ten chapters, ten women and many stories of heartbreak, including her own: Xinran once again takes us right into the lives of Chinese women - students, successful business women, midwives, peasants, all with memories which have stained their lives. Whether as a consequence of the single-child policy, destructive age-old traditions or hideous economic necessity... these women had to give up their daughters for adoption, others were forced to abandon them - on city streets, outside hospitals, orphanages or on station platforms - and others even had to watch their baby daughters being taken away at birth, and drowned. Here are the 'extra-birth guerrillas' who travel the roads and the railways, evading the system, trying to hold onto more than one baby; naive young student girls who have made life-wrecking mistakes; the 'pebble mother' on the banks of the Yangzte still looking into the depths for her stolen daughter; peasant women rejected by their families because they can't produce a male heir; and finally there is Little Snow, the orphaned baby fostered by Xinran but 'confiscated' by the state. The book sends a heartrending message from their birth mothers to all those Chinese girls who have been adopted overseas (at the end of 2006 there were over 120,000 registered adoptive families for Chinese orphans, almost all girls, in 27 countries), to show them how things really were for their mothers, and to tell them they were loved and will never be forgotten.
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Get to know China through photos - H÷fundar: Chen Xiaobo og Pu Zhuang

Get to know China through photos - H÷fundar: Chen Xiaobo og Pu Zhuang
Get to Know China Through Photos is a book that consists of close to 100 photos by seven photographers, including a detailed introduction to their lives and work.Growing up in the period when China experienced the most important changes in its history, these seven photographers used their cameras to record the changes that were taking place in China and the lives of Chinese people during these years. Each of them tells compelling stories about Chinese history, Chinese people and society in general.
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Anything but easy: A memoir of a special needs adoption from China - H÷fundur: Marie Spiess

Anything but easy: A memoir of a special needs adoption from China - H÷fundur: Marie Spiess
Tender, heartfelt, and brutally honest, Anything but Easy by Marie Spiess is an insightful memoir of her family's experience adopting a toddler with special needs from China. In eight moving chapters with titles like "The Paperwork Chase" and "The Waiting Game," Spiess recounts how fate played a role and how it came to be that Zhuge Juanzi, a little girl born with a cleft lip and palate half way around the world, made an otherwise perfect family extraordinary. Readers learn that it was a tough journey of unconditional love for a child the family had never met; it was anything but easy, and, yet, it was worth each setback and every delay. With clear advice, the author describes what to expect when couples first meet the adopted child, what the first few months look like, as well as what siblings might anticipate. For families considering the adoption of a child with special needs, here's an insider's account-and a loving reflection of what it took to fulfill one mother's dream.
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Viaje por Colombia

Viaje por Colombia
A journey through Colombia
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The great wall - Beijing China

The great wall - Beijing China
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More adoption conversations - H÷fundur: RenÚe Wolfs

More adoption conversations - H÷fundur: RenÚe Wolfs
This guide for adopters explores how to talk to children and young people about their adoption. It is essential that parents communicate openly with their adopted children, but discussing birth families and the background to an adoption demands real courage. It can be very difficult to know how and when to approach these subjects, especially when young people are struggling with a range of teenage emotions. In accessible language, author Renee Wolfs offers parents concrete strategies for talking about a wide range of issues.
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Ten top tips for supporting adopters - H÷fundur: Jeanne Kaniuk

Ten top tips for supporting adopters - H÷fundur: Jeanne Kaniuk
Families who put themselves forward to adopt children who have suffered loss, abuse and trauma are frequently required to demonstrate extraordinary levels of emotional strength and resilience. Social workers and childcare professionals need to understand the complex range of feelings that are engendered in these new family units. Ten Top Tips for Supporting Adopters is intended to support the wide range of social workers who become involved in supporting adoptive placements and who may have differing levels of experience.
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Adopting the hurt child - H÷fundar: Gregory C. Keck, Ph.D., and Regina M Kupecky, Ls.W.

Adopting the hurt child - H÷fundar: Gregory C. Keck, Ph.D., and Regina M Kupecky, Ls.W.
Fewer and fewer families today are able to bring home a healthy newborn infant. The majority of adoptions now involve emotionally wounded, older children who have suffered the effects of abuse or neglect in their birth families and carry complex baggage with them into their adoptive families. ADOPTING THE HURT CHILD addresses the frustrations, heartache, and hope surrounding the adoptions of these special-needs kids. Written in a non-technical style accessible to a diverse audience, this book brings to light the grim truths, but also real hope that children who have been hurt - and often hurt others - can be healed and brought back into life by the adoptive and foster parents, therapists, teachers, social workers, and others whose lives intersect with theirs.
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Parenting your internationally adopted child - H÷fundur: Patty Cogen, M.A., Ed.D.

Parenting your internationally adopted child - H÷fundur: Patty Cogen, M.A., Ed.D.
Dr. Patty Cogen creates a parenting ômapö to help families effectively address the unique needs of internationally adopted children. She explains what to expect and what to do from the minute parents receive their child and through the years that follow, including the challenging teen years. Parenting Your Internationally Adopted Child will shatter the myths and dispel the fears of prospective and adoptive parents. This book empowers parents,as well as professionals working with internationally adopted children, to become more insightful, effective, and confident. Parents will want at least three copies: one for themselves, one for the grandparents, one for the pediatrician
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Love┤s journey 2 - Gefi­ ˙t af: Love without boundaries

Love┤s journey 2 - Gefi­ ˙t af: Love without boundaries
Almost everyone who adopts a child from China at some point hears the legend of the invisible thread that connects them to their children. As parents travel to China and fall in love with their new son or daughter, they slowly begin to realize that there is not just one thread but many that guide them through the amazing journey of becoming a family. These threads connect them not only to their children, but to the new friends they meet along the way, to the birth families and caregivers, to all the orphaned children who still remain, and of course to the beautiful country of China herself. All of these threads are woven together to create the most beautiful heirloom of all - an intricate tapestry of family, friendship, honor and love.
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The connected child - H÷fundar: Karyn B.Purvis, Ph.D., David R.Cross, Ph.D., and Wendy Lyons Sunshine

The connected child - H÷fundar: Karyn B.Purvis, Ph.D., David R.Cross, Ph.D., and Wendy Lyons Sunshine
The adoption of a child is always a joyous moment in the life of a family. Some adoptions, though, present unique challenges. Welcoming these children into your family--and addressing their special needs--requires care, consideration, and compassion. Written by two research psychologists specializing in adoption and attachment, The Connected Child will help you: Build bonds of affection and trust with your adopted child Effectively deal with any learning or behavioral disorders Discipline your child with love without making him or her feel threatened
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Colombia - Lonely Planet

Colombia - Lonely Planet
Lonely Planet Colombia is your passport to all the most relevant and up-to-date advice on what to see, what to skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Step into the pages of a novel by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, watch the sunrise in El Cocuy, or pick your own coffee beans in Zona Cafetera; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Colombia and begin your journey now!
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Mei mei (little sister) - H÷fundur: Richard Bowen

Mei mei (little sister) - H÷fundur: Richard Bowen
The Chinese believe an unseen red thread joins those in this life who are destined to connect. For photographer Richard Bowen, that thread led him to China's state-run welfare institutions, where there are thousands of children, primarily girls, growing up without families to take care of them. Mei Mei presents a poignant glimpse of just a few of these remarkable children. Composed against neutral backgrounds, these portraits capture the girls inner lives, away from their often bleak surroundings. The images show an almost endless range of expressions: small faces filled with longing and hope, joy and sadness, humor and mischief, defiance and despair. Through the camera's eye these young children are no longer orphans, but individuals whose personalities are as vital, distinct, and beautiful as any mother's child. When that unique human being comes into focus, the connection is made and the red thread becomes visible. And once seen, the bond can never be broken.
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Child of our time: How to achieve the best for your child from conception to 5 years - H÷fundur: Tessa Livingstone

Child of our time: How to achieve the best for your child from conception to 5 years - H÷fundur: Tessa Livingstone
In 2005, the children from the BBC's groundbreaking "Child of Our Time" television series reached an important milestone as they turned five years old. Tessa Livingstone, who has worked on the series since its inception, has brought together a wealth of information and reassuring guidance to help everyone achieve the best for their child. Issues such as personality, siblings, love, learning, anger, friendship, gender, self-awareness, success, ambition, and empathy are discussed and interspersed with games, fun tests, and questionnaires to help parents see their children as individuals with unique needs and gifts. It will help them cope with the many issues over which they have little control, and guide them through those where they can influence and affect their young child's life for the better.
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China - Eyewitness travel guides

China - Eyewitness travel guides
DK Eyewitness China travel guide will lead you straight to the best attractions this vast country has on offer. Packed with colour photographs, illustrations and detailed maps discover China region-by region; from the marathon meanderings of its Great Wall and experiencing nomadic life in Tibet to the great cave-temple complexes that dot the ancient silk-trade routes. The guide provides all the insider tips every visitor needs from taking the Trans-Siberian railway to seeing Hong Kong from a traditional sail boat with comprehensive listings of the best hotels, resorts, restaurants and nightlife in each region for all budgets. You'll find 3D cutaways and floorplans of all the must-see sites from the spectacular Forbidden Palace to China's splenderous temples and palaces plus street-by-street maps of all the great cities and towns of China. DK Eyewitness China explores the culture, history, architecture and festivals of this diverse country not missing the best in shopping and enterainment in the major cities.
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The Out-of-Sync Child - H÷fundur: Carol Stock Kranowitz, M.A.

The Out-of-Sync Child - H÷fundur: Carol Stock Kranowitz, M.A.
The Out-of-Sync Child broke new ground by identifying Sensory Processing Disorder, a common but frequently misdiagnosed problem in which the central nervous system misinterprets messages from the senses. This newly revised edition features additional information from recent research on vision and hearing deficits, motor skill problems, nutrition and picky eaters, ADHA, autism, and other related disorders.
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Achieving success with impossible children - H÷fundur: Dave Ziegler, Ph.D.

Achieving success with impossible children - H÷fundur: Dave Ziegler, Ph.D.
From the Author of Raising Children Who Refuse to Be Raised and Traumatic Experience and the Brain comes this third book in the difficult children trilogy. For more than 30 years, Dr. Dave Ziegler has been a psychologist, therapist, and foster parent to hundreds of the most challenging children. His methods have helped these "impossible" children--and their parents, teachers, and caregivers--to get back on the right track. He has done what many therapists don't know how to do: help to raise troubled youths, who are the exceptions to all the usual rules, into healthy, successful human beings. This book emphasizes an important element of being successful with difficult children hope. The repeated message is not only that success is possible, but also that it is realistically achievable. However, success comes only with the right type of hard work combined with a deep understanding of what troubled children need. If success with your child is escaping your grasp, you'll find some help in these pages.
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Love┤s journey - Gefi­ ˙t af: Love without boundaries

Love┤s journey - Gefi­ ˙t af: Love without boundaries
The rush to complete the paperwork, and the anxiety of the wait. The joy of the referral, and the emotion of those first moments together. The welcome home and the realization of parenthood, and the challenge of discovering who you are as a family. And for many, the need to return, to explore roots, to give back in some way to the ancient culture that made your dreams of a family come true. These are all journey┤s - steps along the path that thousands have taken to adopt a child from China. Their stories are real, their voices honest, and their children as beautiful as the families they have created.
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The diary of Ma Yan - H÷fundur: Pierre Haski

The diary of Ma Yan - H÷fundur: Pierre Haski
My father gave me and my brother a little money. My stomach is all twisted up with hunger, but I don't want to spend the money on anything as frivolous as food. Because it's money my parents earn with their sweat and blood. I have to study well so that I won't ever again be tortured by hunger. . . In a drought-stricken corner of rural China, an education can be the difference between a life of crushing poverty and the chance for a better future. But money is scarce, and the low wages paid for backbreaking work aren't always enough to pay school fees. Ma Yan's heart-wrenching, honest diary chronicles her struggle to escape hardship and bring prosperity to her family through her persistent, sometimes desperate, attempts to continue her schooling. First published in France in 2002, the diary of ma yan created an outpouring of support for this courageous teenager and others like her -- support that led to the creation of an international organization dedicated to helping these children . . . all because of one ordinary girl's extraordinary diary.
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Art and history of Prague - Texti: Giuliano Valdes

Art and history of Prague - Texti: Giuliano Valdes
Discover Prague cityĺs rich history, monument and artwork with this beautiful volume. Its detailed texts and superb historical and artistic illustrations and maps provide an overview of the fascinating masterpieces of the Czech Republicĺs capital such as the Royal Castle, the Charles Bridge, the old Jewish Quarter, the Cathedral of Saint Vitus, or the Old Town. This illustrated large-format book will provide you with fond memories of your last trip to the main city of the Czech Republic or inspire you to plan your next vacation in Prague.
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China the beautiful - H÷fundur: Anthony Osmond-Evans

China the beautiful - H÷fundur: Anthony Osmond-Evans
A record of its authorĺs extensive travels through the country, from the Silk Road to Tibet, the Huangshan Mountains to Guizhou province, China The Beautiful has been designed as a feast for the eyes. It follows not the usual photo-travel progression from one region to another, but a series of colour, geometrical and tone themes in which vibrant red might be viewed against glowing crimson, or cool countryside tones repeated on a facing page. Many of these images have a quality of the miraculous; such as including the Kazakh horseman who emerged, to the photographerĺs astonished delight, through a waterfall and the Beijing acrobat captured in performance as a tea set descends through the air to land on her head. With additional photographic contributions from John Slater, Gina Corrigan and Lorraine Felkin, China The Beautiful takes the reader on a magical journey to the Silk Road and beyond and provides a lasting record of an eternally fascinating ancient land.
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Meeting Sophie: A memoir of adoption - H÷fundur: Nancy McCabe

Meeting Sophie: A memoir of adoption - H÷fundur: Nancy McCabe
The baby is screaming again. My baby. I hoist her off the narrow hotel bed--again--and try to cradle her as I rock my torso back and forth in an uncomfortable straight-backed chair. This baby does not cradle. She doesn't know how to cuddle, to be soothed in anyone's arms. She howls and arches away, squirms and flops, a sixteen-pound fish out of water. I'm not used to holding babies, and she's not used to be being held, but when I try to put her down, she wails. My arms feel chafed, raw, and my wrists ache from the hours of straining to hang on to her. Huge tears pool in her eyes. These tears could break my heart. These screams could break my eardrums. After years as a temporary college instructor with no real homeŚher family and longtime friends scatteredŚNancy McCabe yearned to settle down, establish a place she could call home, and rear a child there. A tough academic job market led her to accept a position at a church-connected college in the deep South, a move that felt like an uneasy return to the conservative environment of her childhood that she thought she had left behind. McCabe had many reservations about rearing a child alone in this climate, but the desire to become a mother would not go away. Meeting Sophie tells the story of McCabe adopting a Chinese daughter and the many obstacles she faced during the adoption and adjustment process as she renegotiated her role within her family and fought difficulties in her job. Especially poignant is her struggle to bond with a sick, grieving baby while in a foreign country during political unrestŚfollowed, upon her return to the U.S., by a devastating loss and a career crisis.
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Help for the hopeless child - H÷fundur: Dr. Ronald S. Federici

Help for the hopeless child - H÷fundur: Dr. Ronald S. Federici
By Dr. Ronald S. Federici. Written by one of America's foremost experts on post-institutionalized children, Help for the Hopeless Child: A Guide for Families is an insightful, intelligent, practical book for parents seeking to help their children. Dr. Federici offers an aggressive and innovative program for families whose children present significant cognitive, emotional, and behavioral disorders based on the profound effects of severe medical, nutritional, environmental, and social-emotional neglect. He offers a provocative approach to assess and treat these challenging children.
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More thoughts from the Pattaya orphanage - H÷fundar: Sean Godsell og Patrick McGeown

More thoughts from the Pattaya orphanage - H÷fundar: Sean Godsell og Patrick McGeown
The follow up book to the 1993 original "Thoughts From the Pattaya Orphanage."
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Attaching in adoption - H÷fundur: Deborah D. Gray

Attaching in adoption - H÷fundur: Deborah D. Gray
Attaching in Adoption is a comprehensive guide for prospective and actual adoptive parents on how to understand and care for their adopted child and promote healthy attachment. This classic text provides practical parenting strategies designed to enhance children's happiness and emotional health. It explains what attachment is, how grief and trauma can affect children's emotional development, and how to improve attachment, respect, cooperation and trust. Parenting techniques are matched to children's emotional needs and stages, and checklists are included to help parents assess how their child is doing at each developmental stage. The book covers a wide range of issues including international adoption, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, and learning disabilities, and combines sound theory and direct advice with case examples throughout. This book is a must read for anyone interested in adoption and for all adoptive families. It will also be a valuable resource for adoption professionals.
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Miracles for Miracles - H÷fundur: Shannon G. Turner

Miracles for Miracles - H÷fundur: Shannon G. Turner
Three-year-old Eric Turner announced to his mother, "Mom, I hear her! I hear my sister. She┤s talking to me. She says that she┤s up in heaven and she wants to come be with our family very soon. For the next 7 years, Tim and Shannon Turner tried diligently to make that inspiration a reality. But after recurring medical problems, Shannon was faced with a hysterectomy and the reality that a biological daughter would never come to be. Through faith and divine guidance, the Turners were led to the Great Wall China Adoption Agency and discovered their daughter was, in fact, waiting for them in China. "Miracles for Marlee" is the account of their adoption journey, the challenges and obstacles in their path, and the pure faith in God that guided them on their journey to bring Marlee home. This story will inspire those who may be struggling with infertility, searching for spiritual strength, or considering adoption. The Turner┤s trials and tribulations will make you laugh and cry and you will be strengthened by by the blessings the Lord bestowed upon them.
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China - Lonely planet

China - Lonely planet
This guidebook disc usses China's political landscape post-Deng and the Hong Kong handover. There is expanded information on history, culture, architecture and arts, with detaile medicine, techniques and therapies.
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Adopting in Russia, your rights and the law - H÷fundur: Irina Mikhailovna O┤Rear

Adopting in Russia, your rights and the law - H÷fundur: Irina Mikhailovna O┤Rear
Adopting in Russia is a book that contains clear and comprehensive information about adopting in Russia and the Laws that apply. These important laws have been translated from Russian into English and provides the readers with true and accurate content in order to understand their legal rights as they apply to adoption in Russia. It is also intended to answer many of the common questions that will guide adopters through their adoption and decision-making process.
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Raising children who refuse to be raised - H÷fundur: Dave Ziegler, Ph.D

Raising children who refuse to be raised - H÷fundur: Dave Ziegler, Ph.D
Raising Children who Refuse to Be Raised is a handbook no natural, foster or adoptive parent should be without. Anyone who lives or works with children with multiple problems who are also frightened, traumatized and angry will benefit from the advice of this master counselor and foster parent.
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Kids like me in China - H÷fundur: Ying Ying Fry

Kids like me in China - H÷fundur: Ying Ying Fry
In this first view of adoption in China from a child's perspective, eight-year-old Ying Ying Fry returns to her orphanage to write a story so that other adopted children will understand where they came from.
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Tending the roots of wisdom - H÷fundur: Hong Yingming

Tending the roots of wisdom - H÷fundur: Hong Yingming
A wealth of quotations and elegantly phrased profound truths in simple terms, providing much food for thought. An absorbing way of studying China's culture and language. Illustrated, Chinese/English edition
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The Russian word for snow - H÷fundur: Janis Cooke Newman

The Russian word for snow - H÷fundur: Janis Cooke Newman
Janis Cooke Newman first saw the baby who would become her son on a videotape. He was 10 months old and naked, lying on a metal changing table while a woman in a white lab coat and a babushka tried to make him smile for the camera. Four months later, the Newmans traveled to Moscow to get their son. Russia was facing its first democratic election, and the front-runner was an anti-American Communist who they feared would block adoptions. For nearly a month, the Newmans spent every day at the orphanage with the child they'd named Alex, waiting for his adoption to be approved. As Russia struggled with internal conflict, the metro line they used was bombed, and another night, the man who was to sign their papers was injured in a car-bombing. Finally, when the Newmans had begun to consider kidnapping, their adoption coordinator, through the fog of a hangover, made the call: Alex was theirs. Written with a keen sense of humor, The Russian Word for Snow is a clear-eyed look at the experience of making a family through adoption.
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China Travel Manual - China Travel and Tourism Press

China Travel Manual - China Travel and Tourism Press
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Clinical and practice issues in adoption - H÷fundar: Victor Groza og Karen F. Rosenberg

Clinical and practice issues in adoption - H÷fundar: Victor Groza og Karen F. Rosenberg
Experts representing practitioners, researchers, advocates, and triad members, explore the similarities and differences between adoptees placed as infants and as older children. The book promotes better integration of theory, practice, policy, and research in working with clients who are members of the adoption triad: adoptees, birth parents, and adoptive families. For the first time, the separate practice areas are bridged, pointing out the significant overlap between the two populations and the similar interventions that can be used when working with adoptees regardless of their age at placement. Developed as a resource text for practitioners, researchers, students, and adoptive triad members, the first chapter provides an overview of the clinical and practice issues. Next the work presents issues surrounding infertility, and explores identity development with a following chapter on search and reunion issues. The fifth chapter discusses adoption support, both historically and with current developments and issues. The work then examines ethics and offers a model for ethical adoption practice. The seventh chapter explores treatment issues from a family systems perspective. Chapter 8 discusses the issues in transracial adoptions, examining history, policy, research and practice. The final chapter offers an analysis of international adoption, one of the modes of adoption that has expanded greatly over the last 10 years.
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The lost daughter of China - H÷fundur: Karin Evans

The lost daughter of China - H÷fundur: Karin Evans
In 1997 journalist Karin Evans walked into an orphanage in southern China and met her new daughter, a beautiful one-year-old baby girl. In this fateful moment Evans became part of a profound, increasingly common human drama that links abandoned Chinese girls with foreigners who have traveled many miles to complete their families. At once a compelling personal narrative and an evocative portrait of contemporary China, The Lost Daughters of China has also served as an invaluable guide for thousands of readers as they navigated the process of adopting from China. However, much has changed in terms of the Chinese government?s policies on adoption since this book was originally published and in this revised and updated edition Evans addresses these developments. Also new to this edition is a riveting chapter in which she describes her return to China in 2000 to adopt her second daughter who was nearly three at the time. Many of the first girls to be adopted from China are now in the teens (China only opened its doors to adoption in the 1990s), and this edition includes accounts of their experiences growing up in the US and, in some cases, of returning to China in search of their roots. Illuminating the real-life stories behind the statistics, The Lost Daughters of China is an unforgettable account of the red thread that winds form China?s orphanages to loving families around the globe.
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Inside transracial adoption - H÷fundur Gail Steinberg and Beth Hall

Inside transracial adoption - H÷fundur Gail Steinberg and Beth Hall
Inside Transracial Adoption provides creative, confident and pro-active guidance on how to build close, loving, and very real families consisting of individuals who are proud and culturally competent members of differing races. Drawing on research and personal experience, Steinberg and Hall offer detailed, step-by-step, get-real guidance for families about tough issues they have to face relating to race and adoption in domestic or international transracial adoptions: What's "normal?" Where do we live and go to school? Does class have an influence? How do children develop racial identity? What kind of impact does being raised by white parents have on a black child? Combining humor with empathy and hard truths, this book is an established classic guide to living Inside Transracial Adoption. It is essential reading for parents and the people who support them: whether considering transracial adoption for the first time or experienced veterans.
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China, the land of the heavenly dragon - H÷fundur: Edward L. Shaugnessy

China, the land of the heavenly dragon - H÷fundur: Edward L. Shaugnessy
Culture, philosophy, religion, science, art, architecture, the legacy of four thousand years.
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A passage to the heart - H÷fundur: Amy Klatzkin

A passage to the heart - H÷fundur: Amy Klatzkin
An invaluable resource for any family who has adopted or is planning to adopt from China, A Passage to the Heart gathers together more than one hundred articles published over the past few years in the regional newsletters of the leading Chinese-adoption support group, Families with Children from China, and similar organizations across the United States, Canada, and Britain. Writing from personal experience as adoptive parents or professionals working with adoptive families, the authors discuss such topics as: the waiting period the adoption journey settling in as a new or expanded family specific issues of health and development for children adopted from China the special challenges and rewards of adopting children over age one single parenting through adoption perspectives on China and international adoption culture, language, identity, and race going back to our children's birth country thinking about birth parents and other adoption issues. By turns funny, moving, practical, informative, and deeply personal, this collection is a treasure trove for all families who have adopted children from China, as well as anyone who would like to learn more about international adoption. Proceeds from the book benefit the Amity Foundation and the Foundation for Chinese Orphanages-two charitable organizations providing medical care, foster care, and other services to improve the lives of children living in China's orphanages.
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Twenty things adopted kids wish their adoptive parents knew - H÷fundur: Sherrie Eldridge

Twenty things adopted kids wish their adoptive parents knew - H÷fundur: Sherrie Eldridge
"Birthdays may be difficult for me." "I want you to take the initiative in opening conversations about my birth family." "When I act out my fears in obnoxious ways, please hang in there with me." "I am afraid you will abandon me." The voices of adopted children are poignant, questioning. And they tell a familiar story of loss, fear, and hope. This extraordinary book, written by a woman who was adopted herself, gives voice to children's unspoken concerns, and shows adoptive parents how to free their kids from feelings of fear, abandonment, and shame. With warmth and candor, Sherrie Eldridge reveals the twenty complex emotional issues you must understand to nurture the child you love--that he must grieve his loss now if he is to receive love fully in the future--that she needs honest information about her birth family no matter how painful the details may be--and that although he may choose to search for his birth family, he will always rely on you to be his parents. Filled with powerful insights from children, parents, and experts in the field, plus practical strategies and case histories that will ring true for every adoptive family, Twenty Things Adopted Kids Wish Their Adoptive Parents Knew is an invaluable guide to the complex emotions that take up residence within the heart of the adopted child--and within the adoptive home.
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Theraplay - H÷fundar: Ann M. Jernberg og Phyllis B. Booth

Theraplay - H÷fundar: Ann M. Jernberg og Phyllis B. Booth
Helping parents and children build better relationships through attachment-based play. Attachment-based play can help build the intimacy that creates the healthy parent-child interactions that are so vital to a child's development. This is especially true for children how are troubled by emotional or learning difficulties. The thoroughly revised second edition of the author's classic work Theraplay offers clear, easily understood guidelines for professionals and parents to a dynamic and proven approach for treating children with attachment and relationship problems. Based on the work of the founder of the renowned Theraplay Institute in Chicago, this new book explores how to use play to communicate love and authority and shows how this effective form of treatment increases a child's competence and trust. A comprehensive resource, the book offers effective techniques for working with special populations including children who have been adopted or are in foster care, victims of trauma or abuse, and youngsters with autism or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Written in a clear and instructive style, Theraplay is an excellent guide for both parents and professionals who work with children.
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Holding time - H÷fundur: Martha G. Welch, M.D.

Holding time - H÷fundur: Martha G. Welch, M.D.
Based on the nurturing bond that forms when you physically hold your child, the author suggests that holding can not only help cure profound autism, but also achieves results with ordinary children who have occasional behaviour problems. The technique was the subject of two BB0C documentaries.
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Raising adopted children - H÷fundur Lois Ruskai Melina

Raising adopted children - H÷fundur Lois Ruskai Melina
In this completely revised and updated edition of Raising Adopted Children, Lois Melina, editor of Adopted Child newsletter and the mother of two children by adoption, draws on the latest research in psychology, sociology, and medicine to guide parents through all stages of their child's development. Melina addresses the pressing adoption issues of today, such as open adoption, international adoption, and transracial adoption, and answers parents' most frequently asked questions, such as: How will my child "bond" or form attachments to me? When and how should I tell my child that he was adopted? What should schools be told about my child? Will adoption make adolescent upheavals more complicated? Up-to-date, sensitive, and clear, Raising Adopted Children is the definitive resource for all adoptive parents and concerned professionals.
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Facilitating developmental attachment - H÷fundur: Daniel. A Hughes

Facilitating developmental attachment - H÷fundur: Daniel. A Hughes
This book shows how to work successfully with emotional and behavioral problems rooted in deficient early attachments. In particular, it addresses the emotional difficulties of many of the foster and adopted children living in our country who are unable to form secure attachments. Traditional interventions, which do not teach parents how to successfully engage the child, frequently do not provide the means by which the seriously damaged child can form the secure attachment that underlies behavioral change. Dr. Daniel Hughes maps out a treatment plan designed to help the child begin to experience and accept, from both the therapist and the parents, affective attunement that he or she should have received in the first few years of life. Hughes' approach includes: ―Using foster and adopted parents as co-therapists ―Teaching differentiation between old and new parents ―Overcoming the perception of discipline as abusive ―Framing misbehavior, discipline, conflicts, and parental authority as important aspects of a child's learning to trust. All children, at the core of their beings, need to be attached to someone who considers them to be very special and who is committed to providing for their ongoing care. Children who lose their birth parents desperately need such a relationship if they are to heal and grow. This book shows therapists how to facilitate this crucial bond.
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Our baby from China - H÷fundur: Nancy D┤Antonio

Our baby from China - H÷fundur: Nancy D┤Antonio
With simple text and lovely photographs, Nancy D'Antonio tells about the adoption of Ariela Xiangwei. To learn about the land their new daughter comes from, the author and her husband travel to China.
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Launching a baby┤s adoption - H÷fundur: Patricia Irwin Johnston

Launching a baby┤s adoption - H÷fundur: Patricia Irwin Johnston
Getting ready to adopt a baby under a year of age takes physical, emotional, financial, and practical preparation just as being pregnant does! This new resource provides practical strategies for making choices about names, child care, breast vs bottle feeding, etc; promoting attachment through the senses (taste, much, smell, sight, etc.) as well as through routine; adjustments between parenting partners; dealing with post arrival blues; bringing family and friends on board; dealing with a birthparent's change of heart, figuring out what's an adoption issue and what's not, and more.
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Insight compact guides Czech Republic - Apa publication

Insight compact guides Czech Republic - Apa publication
Compact guide Czech Republic. This 104-page book includes a chapter detailing the Czech Republic's history and culture, 9 tours taking in sights ranging from the golden city of Prague to the deep and wild Bohemian Forest, leisure-time suggestions, and a comprehensive information section packed with essential contact addresses and numbers. Plus around 180 quality photographs and 12 maps.
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Keys to parenting an adopted child - H÷fundur: Kathy Lancaster

Keys to parenting an adopted child - H÷fundur: Kathy Lancaster
Here's help for parents who must cope with the details of raising children in the often-demanding contemporary environment. Bringing up children today is different - and in many ways more difficult - than it was in past generations. Barron's "Parenting Keys" speaks to today's parents, with answers to today's problems.
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Internatonal adoption - H÷fundar: Jean Knoll og Mary-Kate Murphy

Internatonal adoption - H÷fundar: Jean Knoll og Mary-Kate Murphy
Combining specific advice with entries from a mother's journal, a gentle and realistic guide for hopeful parents explains the changing laws of various cultures, political issues, and warning signs of fraud, and offers a list of agencies and organizations. Original.
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Thoughts from the Pattaya orphanage - H÷fundar: Paul Knights and Patrick McGeown

Thoughts from the Pattaya orphanage - H÷fundar: Paul Knights and Patrick McGeown
A beautiful and touching collection of photographs of children from the Pattaya Orphanage, run by Father Ray Brennan. Proceeds will finance a nurse for the orphanage.
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Destination Indonesia - ┌tgefandi: Directorate general of tourism republic of Indonesia

Destination Indonesia - ┌tgefandi: Directorate general of tourism republic of Indonesia
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Real parents, real children - H÷fundar: Holly van Gulden og Lisa M. Bartels-Rabb

Real parents, real children - H÷fundar: Holly van Gulden og Lisa M. Bartels-Rabb
Required reading for adoptive families, those considering adoption, or professionals in the field. This practical, informative book covers topics of vital importance to adoptive parents with sensitivity and insight. The authors bring years of experience to the complex emotional issues that parents will negotiate, and expert advice on establishing a healthy, loving parent-child relationship.
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Being adopted - H÷fundar: David M. Brodzinsky, Ph.D., Marshall D. Scechter, M.D., og Robin Marantz Henig

Being adopted - H÷fundar: David M. Brodzinsky, Ph.D., Marshall D. Scechter, M.D., og Robin Marantz Henig
Like Passages, this groundbreaking book uses the poignant, powerful voices of adoptees and adoptive parents to explore the experience of adoption and its lifelong effects. A major work, filled with astute analysis and moving truths. Recent studies have shown that being adopted can affect many aspects of adoptees' lives, from relationships with adoptive parents to bonds with their own children. Using their combined total of 55 years experience in clinical and research work with adoptees and their families, the authors use the voices of adoptees themselves to trace how adoption is experienced over a lifetime.
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Making sense of adoption - H÷fundur: Lois Ruskai Melina

Making sense of adoption - H÷fundur: Lois Ruskai Melina
Children who are adopted have predictable and often unspoken concerns about themselves and how they joined their families. In this wise and timely guide, Lois Melina, author of the classic manual Raising Adopted Children, helps parents anticipate and respond to those concerns in ways that build self-esteem. Through sample conversations, reassuring advice, and age-specific activities parents will find answers to such questions as: -- When should I give my child the letter her birthmother wrote? -- How do I share information that might upset my child? -- How can I know when my child is wondering about adoption? -- What should I tell school personnel about my child's history? What about family and friends? -- How can I be sure we talk about adoption enough, but not too much? Whether parents adopted traditionally, as stepparents, or through donor insemination, surrogacy, or in vitro fertilization, Making Sense of Adoption will open the door to a lifetime of growth and understanding for adoptive families.
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Understanding nutrition - H÷fundar: Eleanor Boss Whitney og Sharon Lady Roles

Understanding nutrition - H÷fundar: Eleanor Boss Whitney og Sharon Lady Roles
Used by more than one million students, this text's clear writing, dynamic visuals, and integrated study aids engage and teach students the basic concepts and applications of nutrition. This comprehensive text includes up-to-date coverage of the newest research and emerging issues in nutrition. The pedagogical features of the text, as well as the authors' approachable style, help to make complex topics easily understandable for students.
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Mao Zedong poems

Mao Zedong poems
Mao Zedong (1893ľ1976), 1st Chairman of the Communist Party of China & leader of the People's Republic of China for nearly 30 years, wrote poetry, starting in the 1920s, during the Red Army's epic retreat during the Long March of 1934-36 & after coming to power in 1949. Mao's poems are in the classical Chinese verse style, rather than the newer Modern Chinese poetry style. Tho Mao may not be one of the best Chinese poets, his poems are generally considered well-written & of high literary quality. As did most Chinese intellectuals of his generation, Mao received rigorous education in Chinese classical literature. Thus his skill in poetry is of little surprise. His style was deeply influenced by the "Three Lis" of the Tang Dynasty: poets Li Bai, Li Shangyin & Li He. He's considered to be a romantic poet, in contrast to the realist poets represented by Du Fu. Many of Mao's poems are frequently quoted in popular culture, literature & daily conversations. Some of well-known poems are "Changsha" (1925), "The Double Ninth" (1929.10), "Loushan Pass" (1935), "The Long March" (1935), "Snow" (1936.02), "The PLA Captures Nanjing" (1949.04), "Reply to Li Shuyi" (1957.05.11) & "Ode to the Plum Blossom" (1961.12).
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