ERIC Number: ED186109
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980
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Pregnant Too Soon: Adoption Is an Option.
Lindsay, Jeanne Warren
In this book, young women who relinquished their babies for adoption and young women who kept their children share some of their feelings about and attitudes toward adoption. Chapters focus on parenthood by choice, readiness for parenthood, how adoption agencies work, independent adoptions, adoption by relatives, fathers' rights, dealing with grief, communication between adoptive parents and birth mothers, releasing a toddler for adoption, older adoptees, and experiences of adoptive parents. Appended material includes a questionnaire: "Am I Parent Material?"; advice to parents of pregnant daughters; and guidelines for working with pregnant teenagers. This book is not a plea for pregnant teenagers to release their babies for adoption, but is a book dedicated to the principle that parenthood deserves to be chosen and not forced on nor acquiesced to by those who care for children. (Author/RH)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Adopted Children, Adoption, Agencies, Experience, Fathers, Grief, Guidelines, Mothers, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Responsibility, Pregnant Students, Questionnaires, Readiness
Morning Glory Press, 6595 San Haroldo Way, Buena Park, CA 90620 ($13.95, hardcover, $9.95, softcover, plus $1.50 shipping. Discount on quantity orders).
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