the new book by Mike and Kristin Berry
Should I foster parent or adopt? How do I know?
What is the first step in becoming an adoptive or foster parent?
What are the benefits of an open versus closed adoption?
How and when do I tell my child that he or she is adopted?
How do I help my child embrace his or her cultural and racial identity?
Honestly Adoption will provide you with practical, down-to-earth advice to make good decisions in your own adoption and foster parenting journey and give you the help and hope you need.
Adopting or fostering a child brings its own unique set of challenges only another parent facing the same uphill climb could possibly understand. From parenting children with traumatic pasts, to dealing with attachment issues, to raising a child with special needs, it can sometimes be a struggle just getting through the day.
There are plenty of how-to guides out there on parenting, but this one-of-a-kind book is specifically designed to address your needs as a parent of an adopted or foster child. With a refreshing dose of honesty, empathy, and care, you'll discover you are definitely not alone on your journey and God has a very special plan for you and your family.
Why doesn’t our child return our love? What are we failing to understand? What are we failing to do? These questions can fill the minds of adoptive parents caring for wounded, traumatized children. This book addresses the reality of those unmet expectations and offers validation and solutions for the challenges of parenting deeply traumatized and emotionally disturbed children..
(Featured Guest- David & Jayne Schooler)
This Undeserved Life invites you to honestly grieve your losses. You will recognize loss and brokenness are not a part of God's plan. It isn't weak to grieve; it takes courage and strength to choose to give loss the space it demands.
(Featured Guest- Natalie Brenner)
Filmed and edited by her husband, Bryan Tucker, this film follows Angela's journey to find her birth family.
(Featured Guest- Angela Tucker)
Capturing the warmth and fun of forming close relationships with children, this book offers simple advice to parents of children who find it difficult to attach and bond - whether following adoption, divorce or other difficult experiences.
(Featured Guest- Deborah Gray)
The ill effects of a baby’s exposure to drugs and alcohol while in the womb are demonstrated in this essential reference with cutting-edge information from the fields of medicine, neuroscience, and child psychology. These findings posit that many of the learning and behavior problems seen in childrenare both treatable and preventable.
(Featured Guest- Dr. Ira J Chasnoff)
We know this parenting gig is hard...especially the foster, adoptive, or special needs parenting. Most of the time you're just trying to remember what you did 10 minutes ago, where you parked the car, or the last time you got a full night's sleep! It can leave you exhausted and completely spent. You wonder...is there any way through this? We believe there is.
That's why we wrote an easy-to-read eBook with easy-to-apply principles to help you beat exhaustion and find the rest you've been looking for. We call it, The Weary Parent's Guide To Escaping Exhaustion. It's yours for FREE when you sign up to receive updates on The Honestly Speaking Podcast!