Does Foster Adoption seem complicated and confusing to you? Are you overwhelmed by birth parent visits, the revolving door of case workers, special needs, and the sensitive issue of race relations and transracial adoption? These are aspects of the foster adoption process that are often daunting and easily misunderstood. This book will change the way you look at adopting frDoes Foster Adoption seem complicated and confusing to you? Are you overwhelmed by birth parent visits, the revolving door of case workers, special needs, and the sensitive issue of race relations and transracial adoption? These are aspects of the foster adoption process that are often daunting and easily misunderstood. This book will change the way you look at adopting from foster care....
|Title||:||Dignity and Worth:Seeing the Image of God in Foster Adoption|
|Format Type||:||Kindle Edition|
|Number of Pages||:||141 Pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Dignity and Worth:Seeing the Image of God in Foster Adoption Reviews
A moving, informative, grace-filled narrative on foster adoption, from a mother in the trenches. April Swiger balances the emotional highs and lows of her family's very fresh story, with helpful advice for adoptive parents and their supporters. She is vigilant throughout in pointing out the dignity and worth of everyone involved in the foster adoption process: the foster child, biological parents, adoptive parents, and case workers. Swiger is no stranger to the difficulties of this process, and doesn't gloss over the challenges, awkwardness, and heartbreak, but maintains a higher perspective.Chapters 5 and 8 are important reads specifically for those who are NOT considering adoption. Chapter 5: "A Conversation on Race" discusses the specific trials and learned awareness white parents face in adopting transracially. While the situation has always presented unique challenges, this chapter is especially important in the midst of the Black Lives Matter movement, and an increasing awareness of white privilege. Chapter 8: "Caring for the Fatherless When You’re Not Called to Adopt" is an important read for anyone who is a supporter of a family adopting from foster care. Swiger highlights the specific needs an adoptive couple has from their family, friends, and church. She makes specific suggestions about celebrations like baby showers, and offers of child care that are necessarily unique to the adopting family.
My Amazon Rating:"As a Christian adoptive mom who has experienced a failed adoption, special needs adoption, forays into the Foster-to-Adopt world and ultimately a private adoption with birth-family relationship struggles, I resonated with nearly every aspect of this wonderful book. My husband and I will soon be deciding which route to go with our next adoption and the words April spoke were both challenging and encouraging. It is so easy to get bitter and disillusioned with the adoption process. I needed her perspective to remind me that each person we encounter bears the image of God (Imago Dei), God is sovereign over the process and that I can have confidence that there is purpose for each (seemingly meaningless) struggle. Although geared toward Foster-to-Adopt situations, this book has something for everyone...even those not called to adopt, but who want to support others on the journey. I highly, highly recommend it to all."
Reading April's book about foster adoption was truly an encouraging and educational experience. I love the way that she weaves her personal experiences with her two sons throughout the book; it adds just the right amount of familiarity and warmth that any great book on adoption needs. Each chapter had a focused theme within her overall goal of recognizing and acknowledging the dignity and worth of every human made in God's image, specifically children in foster care. I am so thankful to be on the receiving end of April and Adam's journey of learning through foster adoption! This book is a fantastic resource for anyone passionate about adoption and and caring for the fatherless in our world.
I got this book free on Kindle and excitedly delved into it. I felt like it strengthened my Christian understanding of how foster care and adoption fits into our worldview—our understanding of God and of how He created people. This book was also full of practical advice on topics like responding to birth parents, avoiding adoption scams, adopting interracially, and respecting confidentiality.I would highly recommend this book for any Christian, so that we can all together be more supportive of foster and adoptive families among us. And I would especially recommend it for any Christian who wants to foster and adopt.
I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in learning more about foster adoption. There was so much I didn't know and never thought about, even though my husband and I have considered adoption in the future. I particularly enjoyed the chapter about how the church can support and come alongside families who have adopted. I'm excited to take what I learned from April's book and put it into practice with friends and my church family.