This is a great first book to read for anyone even remotely contemplating adoption. The author, Guarendi, is a psychologist and adoptive father of ten. His writing style is very laid back and personable, which makes the book so accessible and easy to read. The book is organized in a question-and-answer format, divided into chapters by general themes. Some questions I found most helpful were those involving upsetting birth order and the idea that love is enough. He does a good job of dispelling myths by using current research. He very realistically lays out what the research says and how this may or may not affect any given child.
Although this book has a lot of good information, it is entirely at an introductory level, so would likely not be suited for someone who is already well into the adoption process. But I certainly recommend for anyone who is just starting to think about whether adoption could be right for them!
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