Transfiguring Adoption awarded this book 5 Hoots out of 5 based on how useful it will be for a foster/adoptive family.
Based on a hugely successful US model, the Seven Core Issues in Adoption is the first conceptual framework of its kind to offer a unifying lens that is inclusive of all individuals touched by the adoption experience. The Seven Core Issues are Loss, Rejection, Shame/Guilt, Grief, Identity, Intimacy and Control/Mastery, and this book expands this to include adoption and all forms of permanency: adoption, foster care, kinship care, donor insemination and surrogacy. Integrating attachment and trauma in to the model helps individuals and families address and normalize them. The book views the issues from a range of perspectives including multi-racial, LGBTQ, international, openness, search and reunion, and many more. This essential guide introduces each Core Issue, shows its impact on individuals, and offers practical techniques for growth and healing.
Audrey grew up in Memphis, TN and attended Western Kentucky University. She and her husband, Jordan, are currently houseparents with Tennessee Baptist Children’s Homes in Brentwood, TN. They have adopted their two children from foster care. They can also have up to eight other girls in their residential home at any given time. They have had over twenty placements ranging in age from four to eighteen. In her free time, Audrey enjoys reading, watching tv, coloring, yoga, and eating good food.
**Transfiguring Adoption is a nonprofit organization seeking to nurture growth in foster and adoptive families by giving a HOOT about their families. Transfiguring Adoption does not intend for its reviewers nor its review to be professional, medical or legal advice. These reviews and discussion guides are intended to help parents to better be able to connect and understand their children who come from traumatic backgrounds.