From relatives and friends of adoptive families
Written with humor and honesty, we found In On It to be very helpful and instructive. We are in agreement: we feel more protective toward our coming grandchild and more involved in the adoption after reading In On It.
Gary and Chris, grandparents-to-be, Kansas
In On It helped me to better understand the adoption experience of a dear friend of mine and what her adoptive parents experienced. It provides helpful suggestions and ideas of ways I can be more involved and supportive of adoptive parents and their children.
Kelly B., close friend to several adoptive families, Iowa
From adoptive parents
In On It made me realize that, in my haste to adopt, I had overlooked the needs of my extended family. They need time to think about and process the changes taking place. This is why In On It is so important. It made me both cry and smile. I see it becoming a must-read for all of those in the “adoption circle.”
Lara, adoptive mother, Alabama
"In On It" is a great way to help friends and family better support and understand the adoption process. I love it. If you have someone in your life who is adopting, you should read it. (Full review)
Kristin Howerton, mother and blogger at Rage Against The Minivan
A guide for those who love the parents of adopted kids that is wise, embracing, comforting and useful. It sees beyond the natural defensiveness of those of us who've learned so very much through our adoption journey, and helps our friends and families, the ones who will love our children along with us, let go of what poignantly is not and take the hand of what gloriously is.
Jacquelyn Mitchard, mother and author ("The Deep End of the Ocean")
What a great book. Once you start reading it, you will not be able to put it down. It is well written, honest, educational and spot on. It covers a wide range of topics that all members in the adoption constellation can relate to. If you are in the process of adopting, thinking about adopting or know someone who is adopting, read this book. You won't be disappointed.
Dr. Jennifer Crissman Ishler, Penn State University
From adoption writers and adoption professionals