According to Publisher’s Weekly Adopting Older Children, “sets itself apart as one of the relatively few books aimed at a growing segment among adopters: those specifically interested in taking school-age children into their homes.
Midwest Book Review calls Adopting Older Children “Comprehensive, informed, informative, and thoroughly ‘reader friendly’,… a ‘must read’ for any individual or couple consider adopting an older child…should be a part of every community library’s ‘Parenting & Family Resources’ collection.”
Alan Caruba, charter member of the National Book Critics Circle, selected Adopting Older Children as one of his picks for the best non-fiction releases of the month of December, 2014. In his blog, Bookviews, he writes, “With all those degrees between them they [the authors] have collaborated to help anyone thinking about adopting …..The guide begins with advice on initiating the adoption process, explains the difference between infant and older child adoption, some of the obstacles one might encounter, and a full range of other advice to facilitate and respond to the entire process.”
Describing the book as “practical and extensive,” Adoption TODAY and Fostering Families Today magazines state Adopting Older Children “affords key strategies and insights and is the definitive resource for all perspective and present adoptive parents of older children.”
Schuster, Janice G. (2015) “Book Review of Adopting Older Children: A Practical Guide to Adopting and Parenting Children Over Age Four,” Sociology Between the Gaps: Forgotten and Neglected Topics: Vol. 1, Article 5. Available at http://digitalcommons.providence.edu/sbg/vol1/iss1/5