Blending of Foster & Adopted Children Into the Family, The

A guide for teens seeking a geater understanding of what it means to be adopted or living in a foster family. Each chapter leads the reader through the many challenges facing foster and adopted children, including the struggles to establish a clear identity, the issues a child faces when he or she is of a different race or ethnic background than the rest of the family, the decision to search for a birth parent, and the best way to manage emotions. This book provides a straighforward, honest exploration of how foster care and adoption impact teens, and is designed to help the reader understand the different ways in which families come together.