libroAuthor Page Helen Austin R.N., LCSW, was born in Toronto, Canada. She graduated from The Hospital For Sick Children, “Sick Kids”, and did post graduate education in Public Health at the University of Toronto. She also earned her MSW from the University of Connecticut. She met her husband, an ophthalmologist; they later moved to Connecticut. Helen worked as a school social worker, in Protective Services and Adoption Agency, case worker, and later as a therapist at a Pastoral Mental Health Clinic. Helen and her husband later moved to Utah to be near their son, daughter-in-law and two adorable grandchildren.

This book also covers a wide professional view of the available literature to assists one on their journey of augmenting their family by adoption.

Our experience showed us that adoption is a process, that love cannot be turned on by pushing a button, nor is it a safe process for other siblings without a great deal of understanding and sensitivity. However, adopting a “difficult to place” child can work to the benefit of each individual.  One can gain some of this understanding and be more prepared to handle the bumps and crevices of these challenges more wisely.