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Reimagining Adoption: What Adoptees Seek from Families and Faith by Sally Ankerfelt, M.Div. and Gayle H. Swift, CPC throws light on how children thrive in their adoptive families. This book will help readers understand how to become better Christian parents, how to clarify Christian adoption beliefs and practices, how to process the pain of losing birth parents, how to deal with the pain and loss of the adoptee and many other topics related to it. Readers will experience sadness and empathy as they read the book and will open their eyes to the realities of adoption. The book also gives effective ways to reshape the way Christians look at adoption. It is always important to look at the adoptee's voice and this book captures their honesty and courage while sharing their stories. This is also a good way to help readers understand how to serve the adoptees and their families, and how their church families can offer them better support.
This book is informative and the Adoption Attunement Elements listed will help to bring harmony into the relationships of all those touched by adoption. The approach to the topic is fresh and new, making it an engaging read as it addresses the factors that lead to adoption, the painful realities that are associated with it, and the practical ways to support the adoptees and their families. The authors also highlight the complexities that exist around adoption and how the adoptive family should value and honor the ways of the adoptees. It is a relevant topic that needs to be addressed and the authors have handled it extensively and methodically, helping readers realize the sensitivity that surrounds adoption.