Our Very Own is an inspiring collection of true stories. Honest, heartfelt and reflective, these stories give readers poignant glimpses of the raw emotions which the adoptive parents go through—unbearable pain, fears, anxieties, feelings of losing and despair—while celebrating their journey of unconditional love, courage, fulfilled dreams, hope and self-discovery. The book also addresses practical adoption issues like making a decision on adoption, the adoption process, and ways to care or adopted children. A first-of-its-kind in Singapore, Our Very Own is a vital resource book for adoptive parents and for service providers working in the area of adoption. Read and be inspired!
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This book offers practical insights on the journey of adoption for families... I hope you will enjoy reading this book as much as I did.
— Lim Soon Hock, Chairman, National Family Council
Our Very Own is a total joy... I am in awe of the simplicity with which these parents write of themselves and their children. Any of us who want to learn more about the human soul should read this book.
— Lark Eshleman, PhD, Founder, Director of Education, Institute of Children and Family (Lancaster, US), Author of Becoming a Family: Promoting Healthy Attachments with Your Adopted Child
Our Very Own opens our eyes to the unique experiences of joy, despair, anxiety and challenges associated with adoption... This is truly one of the very rare book son adoption in Singapore.
— Jayashree Mohanty, Phd, Assistant Professor, Department of Social Work, National University of Singapore
The stories are honest, heart-felt and reflective of all that we as adoptive parents go through... This book is a wonderful reminder of the love that we have for our children even before we met them.
— Jacqueline Khoo, Director, Private Charitable Trust & mother of two adopted children
Cover Type: Softcover
Page Count: 178
Year Published: 2010