An adoptive father’s perspective on the challenging and uplifting process of adopting two gorgeous, but traumatised children. Covering the rigours of the adoption assessment process, being linked with a prospective son and daughter, and the fateful first meeting of the new family unit, “You’re The Daddy We Wanted” focuses primarily on the first two years of the adoption experience.
Andres writes in an engaging and refreshingly honest way, as he explains and explores how the bonds of attachment form slowly between the children and their new parents. In parts witty and in others heartbreakingly sad, this book provides a rare male insight into being an adoptive parent.
"A real eye-opener. This story evokes the emotional and intellectual challenges of adoption in a powerful and very human way. It's one thing to hear adoption laws and practices discussed in the media; quite another to experience them alongside a real couple, trying to do the right thing at every different, challenging stage. For that reason, I'm sure this book will be of great value to any prospective adopter, and of genuine human interest to others." James Spackman, Watkins Publishing.
Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Nonfiction, Parenting & Families, Adoption
Size: 192 pages
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