Know That You Are Not Alone on This Journey
Adopting or fostering a child brings its own unique set of
challenges only another parent facing the same uphill climb could
possibly understand. From parenting children with traumatic pasts,
to dealing with attachment issues, to raising a child with
special needs, it can sometimes be a struggle just getting through
Mike Berry knows the loneliness and isolation you can easily feel in your particular parenting role—because he's been there. He's still there, and he wants to give you the hope and encouragement you so desperately need.
There are plenty of how-to guides out there on parenting, but this one-of-a-kind book is specifically designed to address your needs as a parent of an adopted or foster child. With a refreshing dose of honesty, empathy, and care, you'll discover you are definitely not alone on your journey and God has a very special plan for you and your family.
"As an adoptee, I'm always a little leery of books about
adoption because I don't know what angle they will take. Will they
make adoptees sound like problem children? Will they come across
bleak or disparaging? But after reading this book, I feel refreshed
and encouraged. It's real and honest but filled with hope. I
recommend it to any foster or adoptive parent (as well as
—Tony Wolf, author of Serve One
"As the father of three biological children, I never knew the
challenges or the amazingness of being an adoptive or foster
parent. In Confessions of an Adoptive Parent,
Mike takes you on a journey filled with hope and accurately
captures the beauty of being an adoptive parent. You will laugh,
you will cry, and you will be filled with a sense of deep hope.
It's a must-read for anyone on this journey, or considering
—Jackie Bledsoe, speaker and author of The 7 Rings of Marriage
"With rare transparency, Mike Berry reveals the raw realities of
parenting adopted and foster kids. What a gift to adoptive parents
to find validation and know they are not alone! This is a must-read
for every adoptive and foster parent who needs edification and
encouragement. Highly recommended."
—Sherrie Eldridge, author of 20 Things Adopted Kids Wish Their Adoptive Parents Knew
Mike Berry is cocreator of the award-winning blog Confessions of an Adoptive Parent and the adoptive and foster support site Oasis Community. He's also a contributing writer for Disney's babble.com and TheGoodMenProject.com. Mike and his wife, Kristin, have cared for dozens of children through foster care and have adopted all eight of their children.