5.0 • 1 Rating; $9.99; $9.99; Publisher Description. {"deviceType":"mobile"} I wanted to love it, but I really didn’t. Confessions of an Adoptive Parent is a beautifully written and thoughtfully illustrated book about the realities of one family's trials and victories. This book was very timely in my life as an adoptive parent and the overriding theme that "you are not alone" was felt throughout the book. Nicole Goerges is a Content Contributor & Special Consultant for The Honestly Adoption Company. REAL. Confessions of an Adoptive Parent: Hope and Help from the Trenches of Foster Care and Adoption. Arms Wide Adoption Services exclusively works with children in the Texas foster care system who have experienced abuse, neglect or abandonment and are in need of safe and nurturing forever families. —Courtney Westlake, author of A Different Beautiful, "Doing good is simple and significant, but that does not mean it's easy. (window.AmazonUIPageJS ? It is filled not only with practical advice from someone who. Confessions of an Adoptive Parent is validating, reassuring, encouraging, and clearly written by someone who has slogged through the trenches of adoption and is still standing there, hip-deep, reaching out to help the stumbling. Confessions of an Adoptive Parent: Hope and Help in the Trenches of Foster Care and Adoption is a great book for Foster and Adoptive Parents who have older kids in their home. Let’s start off with the critique: I surprised by how much God, Jesus, and the Bible were referenced throughout the book. Mike speaks directly from his personal experience and meets readers where they are--"in the wreckage of their life". All I keep thinking to myself is “thank you.”, This no holds barred memoir is the Berry's fostering and adoption odyssey. AmazonUIPageJS : P).load.js('https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/91QCIKM7YcL.js?AUIClients/GestaltDetailPageMobileWebMetaAsset'); You will want to purchase additional copies for your fostering and adoptive family friends, and your church library. .orange-text-color {font-weight:bold; color: #FE971E;}Enjoy features only possible in digital – start reading right away, carry your library with you, adjust the font, create shareable notes and highlights, and more. Hearing how other foster and adoptive parents also struggle as they work to love and advocate for their children best was just what I needed as I was in a rough patch of my own. Confessions of an Adoptive Parent is validating, reassuring, encouraging, and clearly written by someone who has slogged through the trenches of adoption and is still standing there, hip-deep, reaching out to help the stumbling. I really enjoyed reading passages about hope and perserverance. Very encouraging, but I was hoping for more practical advice. . Mike Berry is the real deal as a fellow adoptive/foster parent and delivers healthy doses of empathy, hope, and encouragement in this book. .atwr-toast-cover{position:fixed;left:0;top:0;z-index:10000;width:100%;height:100%;background-color:#FFF;opacity:.5}#atwrToastCover{display:none}.atwr-toast-container{position:fixed;left:50%;z-index:10001;top:50%}.atwr-message-box{font-size:16px;color:#fff;font-weight:700;font-family:arial;-webkit-border-radius:10px;border-radius:10px;background-color:#444c55;position:relative;left:-50%;top:0;text-align:center;margin:auto;opacity:1}.atwr-message-box-size{padding:0}.atwr-message-box-size-spinner{transition-property:padding;transition-duration:.2s;-webkit-transition-property:padding;-webkit-transition-duration:.2s}#atwrFailure,#atwrSuccess{display:none}.atwr-spinner-progress{height:45px;width:89px;background:url(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/G/01/udp/mobile/buy-box/atc-spinner.gif) 50% 50% no-repeat}#viewMyBabyRegistryButtonStack{display:none} (this is 100% my fault, I must admit. Friday, June 5, 2009. (window.AmazonUIPageJS ? * http://jqueryui.com This may throw off non-Christian readers, which is a shame. In Confessions of an Adopted Parent, Mike Perry offers the hope and encouragement you need to succeed in your one-of-a-kind parenting role and be reminded that you are not alone on your journey. Though there were no laugh aloud moments, there were plenty of reminiscent smiles as one could identify with their aah moments and their gut wrenching letdowns. background: url("https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/G/01/amazonui/loading/loading-4x._V1_.gif") center center no-repeat; THE BOOK ADOPTIVE FAMILIES HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR - A transparent book for the adoptive family offering encouragement and community. Will they come across bleak or disparaging? 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