Telling the Truth to Your Adopted or Foster Child: Making Sense of the Past

By Betsy Keefer; Jayne E. Schooler et al. | Go to book overview

SUMMARY
Opening an adoption for teens has its own set of unique considerations. These include:
How important is this issue for the teen?
What will be the timing? What will be the process?
What will be the parental involvement in the process?
How will the family deal with the anticipated emotions, questions, and situations that might arise?

QUESTIONS
1. How important do you feel some level of birth family contact may (or may not) be for your adolescent?
2. What concerns do you have for your teen?
3. What concerns do you have for yourself and other family members?
4. Discuss the emotions often found in teens during the search process as they might relate to your teen.
5. Discuss the principles of proceeding to open up your teen's adoption as they relate to your family.

NOTES
1.
Jayne Schooler, Searching for a Past ( Colorado Springs: Pinon Press, 1995), 167.
2.
Karen Gravel and Susan Fischer, Where are My Birth Parents? A Guide for Teenage Adoptees ( New York: Walker and Company, 1993), 12.
3.
The entries from the diary kept by Carol Wallenfelsz as a teen. She now writes and speaks on adoption issues throughout southwestern Ohio. Jayne Schooler , Searching for a Past ( Colorado Springs: Pinon Press, 1995), used with permission.
4.
Personal interview with Joyce Maguire Pavao, July 1994.
5.
Jayne Schooler, The Whole Life Adoption Book ( Colorado Springs: Pinon Press, 1995).
6.
David Brodzinsky, Marshall Schechter, and Robin Marantz-Henig, Being Adopted: Lifelong Search for Self ( New York: Doubleday, 1992), 166.
10.
Quoted in Schooler, Searching for a Past, 172.
11.
Peter L. Benson, Anu R. Sharma, Eugene Roehlkepartain, Growing Up Adopted: A Portrait of Adolescents and Their Families ( Minneapolis: Search Institute, 1994), 26.
12.
Quoted in Schooler, Searching for a Past, 168.

-208-

Notes for this page

Add a new note
If you are trying to select text to create highlights or citations, remember that you must now click or tap on the first word, and then click or tap on the last word.
One moment ...
Default project is now your active project.
Project items

Items saved from this book

This book has been saved
Highlights (0)
Some of your highlights are legacy items.

Highlights saved before July 30, 2012 will not be displayed on their respective source pages.

You can easily re-create the highlights by opening the book page or article, selecting the text, and clicking “Highlight.”

Citations (0)
Some of your citations are legacy items.

Any citation created before July 30, 2012 will labeled as a “Cited page.” New citations will be saved as cited passages, pages or articles.

We also added the ability to view new citations from your projects or the book or article where you created them.

Notes (0)
Bookmarks (0)

You have no saved items from this book

Project items include:
  • Saved book/article
  • Highlights
  • Quotes/citations
  • Notes
  • Bookmarks
Notes
Cite this page

Cited page

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Sign up now to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

(Einhorn, 1992, p. 25)

(Einhorn 25)

1

1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

Cited page

Bookmark this page
Telling the Truth to Your Adopted or Foster Child: Making Sense of the Past
Table of contents

Table of contents

Settings

Settings

Typeface
Text size Smaller Larger Reset View mode
Search within

Search within this book

Look up

Look up a word

  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
Please submit a word or phrase above.
Print this page

Print this page

Why can't I print more than one page at a time?

Full screen
/ 240

matching results for page

Cited passage

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Sign up now to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

"Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn, 1992, p. 25).

"Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

"Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences."1

1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

Cited passage

Welcome to the new Questia Reader

The Questia Reader has been updated to provide you with an even better online reading experience.  It is now 100% Responsive, which means you can read our books and articles on any sized device you wish.  All of your favorite tools like notes, highlights, and citations are still here, but the way you select text has been updated to be easier to use, especially on touchscreen devices.  Here's how:

1. Click or tap the first word you want to select.
2. Click or tap the last word you want to select.

OK, got it!

Thanks for trying Questia!

Please continue trying out our research tools, but please note, full functionality is available only to our active members.

Your work will be lost once you leave this Web page.

For full access in an ad-free environment, sign up now for a FREE, 1-day trial.

Already a member? Log in now.