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Toddler Adoption looks at the unique joys and challenges of adopting and parenting a toddler.When a child aged is adopted between the ages of 12 to 36 months, they often show signs of cognitive and emotional immaturity, which can cause behavioral and relational issues. This book offers support and practical tools to help parents prepare for and support the toddler's transition between the familiar environment of their biological parent's home or foster home to a new and unfamiliar one, and considers the issues that arise at different developmental stages. It highlights the challenges that parents are likely to encounter, but also gives positive guidance on how to overcome them. Written by a specialist in children's development who is also an adoptive parent herself, this fully revised and updated edition of the go-to-source on adopting toddlers is essential reading for both parents and professionals working with adoptive families.
About the Author
Mary Hopkins-Best is Professor of Education and Dean of the College of Education, Health and Human Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Stout, and the mother of a child adopted as a toddler. She holds degrees in special and regular education, rehabilitation, and a doctorate in education. She is a member of the Adoptive Families of America, Parents of Peruvian Adoptees, and Peruvian Adoptive Families.