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,áA Passage to the Heartágathers 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.