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As would-be parents cycle through the adoption process, they balance anxiety and fear with the life-altering decision of adoption. The emotional toll of this dance can be completely overwhelming and can confuse parents while navigating the decisions of how to expand their families. Drawing on extensive research and the author s own experience of being adopted, What to Expect When You re Adopting does not gloss over the realities of the adoption process, but rather leads parents through the many stages and emotional aspects involved and offer practical and sensitive advice allowing you to- Make crucial decisions with confidence Build a strong foundation for your family Separate the myths about adopted children from the realities Discover the key to healthy attachment with your child Dr Ian Palmer will also deal with the issues of single-parent adoption, infertility and unusually, the option of remaining childless.
Dr Ian Palmer is very well placed to look at the psychological and emotional issues relating to adoption as he has the benefit of not only being adopted, but also of being a psychiatrist with particular interest in family medicine and psychological trauma. Ian has wide experience of dealing with individuals and couples attempting to deal with difficult experiences and decisions, including going through the ordeal of IVF and those contemplating adoption.