Table of Contents
   Forewordp. xi
   Acknowledgmentsp. xv
   Introductionp. xix
   Discover the Sweet Spot of Successp. 3
   Look at Life with Adoption Savvyp. 18
   Beware of Mixed Feelingsp. 34
   See the Big Picturep. 44
   Know When and How to Talk about Birth and Adoptionp. 58
   Know That Being Different Is a Good Thingp. 76
   Settle the "Real-Parent" Questionp. 86
   Step Up to the Plate with Confidencep. 99
   Evaluate Your Emotional Healthp. 108
   Get Down and Dirtyp. 120
   Discover What Really Comforts your Childp. 134
   Strive for Parent/Child Intimacyp. 146
   Redeem Insensitive Remarks about Adoptionp. 159
   Honor Your Child's Birth Parentsp. 171
   Refuse Guilt Tripsp. 185
   Deal with Perfectionismp. 197
   Assess Stressp. 207
   Extablish a Support Systemp. 215
   Celebrate the Miracle of Your Familyp. 230
   Press On in Hopep. 243
   Appendixp. 251
   Bibliographyp. 273