Product DescriptionOne adoption social worker called In On It: What Adoptive Parents Would Like You To Know About Adoption “the adoption book for everyone else.” In On It is the book for the grandparents and best friends colleagues and neighbors aunts and uncles teachers and caregivers of contemporary adoptive families. It offers advice information and insights into contemporary adoption -- especially for readers who are not themselves adoptive parents.
In On It explains the decision-making processes that lead parents to adopt the adoption process itself and the important roles of loss and grief in adoption. It offers suggestions for appropriate adoption language and talking about adoption overviews of transracial open and older child adoption guidance for readers who will find themselves representing and speaking on behalf of adoptive families as well as illustrative anecdotes suggestions from adoptive parents and lists of “Ways You Can Help.” In On It extends an invitation into adoption – it is a friendly welcoming and highly useful adoption resource.
"Elisabeth O'Toole's clear insightful and comprehensive guide to adoption is written expressly for and to a readership generally overlooked: the extended family and friends of new adoptive parents. Grandparents and neighbors anxious about what to say or do will be heartened by this fine book's conversational tone and generous spirit. They'd be wise to accept the welcome into "the adoption circle" that In On It extends. And adoptive families will be glad they cared enough to read it."--Cheri Register author of Are Those Kids Yours? American Families with Children Adopted from Other Countries and Beyond Good Intentions: A Mother Reflects on Raising Internationally Adopted Children.
"Excellent. Practical and sensitive wisdom for anyone supporting a loved one’s adoption process."--Corrie L. Wold MSW LISW Information and Education Director Children’s Home Society and Family Services Minneapolis
"Elisabeth O’Toole addresses the complex and emotional experience of adoption with humor and respect opening a path for friends and relatives to become insiders to the process. In On It is a well-written resource for people who want to support their loved ones but aren’t always sure what to do or say. This book will remain on my 'recommended reading' list for adoptive families and their friends."--Janna Annest adoptive parent and adoption law columnist Adoptive Families Magazine
Elisabeth O’Toole is a writer and mother of three children through adoption. Her professional experience includes roles in marketing education and non-profit management.