There are many books on adoption for prospective adopters, and this book fits firmly on the shelf for ‘must read’ books about adoption. This adoption story adds an approach that is humorous, hopeful and honest. Elena tracks her journey from first thoughts about adoption through five years and looking forward. As an adoptive parent, I… Read more ““…this book fits firmly on the shelf for ‘must read’ books about adoption…””
The explanations of how the children see things, and why they react as they do, are well described and helpful
‘Adoptymum’ is a really well written book. It is honest, heartfelt, painful, and funny. I started reading and couldn’t put it down. It is the story of one mum’s ( and adoptydad’s) journey into adoptive parenting, it’s joys, embarrassments, trials and sheer survival. With an underlying theme of love for and commitment to their children… Read more “The explanations of how the children see things, and why they react as they do, are well described and helpful”
I would say this is an essential read for anyone planning to adopt and for approved adopters waiting to be placed with a child – an honest authentic account of the early years.
Truly a great book. I would like to think that all teachers and parents would read and understand the traumas for AdoptyFamilies. I read it in one go!! Would love another as a follow-up!
I have really enjoyed reading your book AdoptyMum. I read it with tears in my eyes whilst also laughing. It feels really genuine and the experiences were painted so clearly that it made me really feel part of your AdoptyFamily. I believe it teaches adoptive parents and any parents for that matter to just accept… Read more “I read it with tears in my eyes whilst also laughing”
I can wholeheartedly recommend this book, written by a friend. I related to it so well, that for the first time in, well forever, I read the whole book in one day. I really couldn’t put it down. I think it’s well written with humour, but touches the heart. The book is so easy to… Read more “…it’s well written with humour, but touches the heart.”
I read this book in one day! It was such a good read and told the story perfectly with lots of honesty and humour. I have worked in childcare for many years and definitely found it insightful and very useful and would definitely recommend this book to anyone who is looking into adoption or working… Read more “…a good read and told the story perfectly with lots of honesty and humour.”
AdoptyMum is guide on surviving parenthood and raising good kids along the way. Whilst a true tale of the authors experience of adoption, I related to the many situations in raising my own non-adopted children. Elena Holmes has done a fantastic job in sharing her experiences with honesty and humour, showing how caring for, loving… Read more “I highly recommend this book for adults involved in parenthood.”
AdoptyMum by Elena Holmes I enjoyed the honesty of the book. Adopting children is never easy. You can anticipate all the problems in the world before you adopt and think about how to challenge them but the issues in reality are often the ones not thought of! This story demonstrates this. It was interesting… Read more “Adopting children is never easy”
ADOPTY MUM – A survival Guide to life with Adopted Kids By Elena Holmes As a part of preparing new prospective adopters for the journey ahead we are always looking for books written by adopters who can “say it as it is” and this is certainly one of those books. Reality, knowledge and experience is… Read more “It’s certainly a book we will be recommending”
… you covered so many issues really well and gave a real reflection of what life is like for your family.
I thoroughly enjoyed reading Adoptymum. It took me back to so many conversations that we have had in the past about different scenarios and events that you mentioned in the book. I could almost hear your voice when I was reading it as it felt like you were in the room talking to me! It was… Read more “… you covered so many issues really well and gave a real reflection of what life is like for your family.”