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What does the process of adoption or fostering involve, for the carers and the child? What is it like to care for a child, and help develop their identity and self-esteem? How does it feel to be adopted? "Could You be My Parent?" is a book of stories - the stories of children who need a new, permanent family and the stories of people who have welcomed them into their homes. These stories describe, often in people's own words, what it's like to want to care for someone else's child, a child who is vulnerable and often traumatised - and what it's like when it actually happens. Children also give their view of adoption, and the part it has played in their lives. For nearly twenty-five years, many people, both children and adults, have shared their adoption experiences with the readers of BAAF's family-finding newspaper, "Be My Parent". Now, this enthralling anthology gathers together a selection of these informative, often moving, accounts, taken from the newspaper over the last decade, to create a fascinating snapshot of the process of adoption and foster care, and the experiences of the carers and children involved.This collection is essential reading for adopters, foster carers and social services professional, and for all those considering adopting a child, or simply interested in adoption and fostering today.
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Book Description . Paperback. Condition: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Seller Inventory # GOR001489366
Book Description . Paperback. Condition: Fair. A readable copy of the book which may include some defects such as highlighting and notes. Cover and pages may be creased and show discolouration. Seller Inventory # GOR005305512
Book Description British Association for Adoption, 2005. Paperback. Condition: Good. Ex library copy with usual stamps/stickers Good condition is defined as: a copy that has been read but remains in clean condition. All of the pages are intact and the cover is intact and the spine may show signs of wear. The book may have minor markings which are not specifically mentioned. Most items will be dispatched the same or the next working day. Seller Inventory # wbb0012775755
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Book Description British Association for Adoption and Fostering (BAAF), 2005. Condition: Good. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Seller Inventory # GRP17473045
Book Description British Association for Adoption and Fostering (BAAF), 2005. Condition: Very Good. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Seller Inventory # GRP13610875