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Adopting or fostering a child brings its own unique set of challenges only another parent facing the same uphill climb could possibly understand. From parenting children with traumatic pasts, to dealing with attachment issues, to raising a children with special needs, it can sometimes be a struggle just getting through the day.
Mike Berry knows the loneliness and isolation you can easily feel in your particular parenting role - because he's been there. He's still there, and he wants to give you the hope and encouragement you so desperately need. There are plenty of how-to guides out there on parenting, but this one-of-a-kind book is specifically designed to address your needs as a parent of an adopted or foster child. With a refreshing dose of honesty, empathy, and care, you'll discover you are definitely not alone on your journey, and God has a very special plan for you and your family.
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By Zachary DeLoach on 04-13-18
A reminder that we aren't alone in this
Would you listen to Confessions of an Adoptive Parent again? Why?
Yes. It was super helpful to hear the stories of another foster/adoptive parent who have gone through very similar things as I have. Just the reminder that I'm not alone made this book one worth listening to again.
Who was your favorite character and why?
This book tells stories, for sure, but because they're real life anecdotes and fairly short, it's hard to just pick a favorite "character." However, I do really resonate with Mike's experiences and the things he had to say.
What does Lloyd James bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?
He does exactly what you want out from a narrator of a non-fiction book: you don't even notice him. He does a great job of presenting the book in such a way that draws attention to the book's content and not himself. He doesn't distract with a monotonous tone or strange pronunciations.
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
Pretty much the whole book was moving in that I could relate so much to what Mike had to say. Being a foster/adoptive parent is incredibly difficult, but there's hope for the future and we are not alone in this journey. And the journey is worth it.
Any additional comments?
The only flaw is that the book is pretty repetitive. I find that Mike repeats many of the same stories or thoughts throughout the book. They're not bad stories or thoughts, just repetitive.
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By Claire on 08-16-18
interesting but not for me
we are going through the process of becoming adoptive parents. this book was interesting and it did give me many thinking points. it does contain a lot of religious content and I'm not a religious person so I found that distracting.
By Amazon Customer on 08-16-18
Looking to adopt
It was a good book to gain insight into the adoption world. but I feel that I need to read more based on UK experiences.