Adoption Affirmations

by Keri Gee Semmelman & Nikki Biers

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Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 31/10/2018

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.5x8.5
Page Count : 40
ISBN : 9781982212544

About the Book

Adoption Affirmations provides you positive thoughts to say to yourself for each part of your adoption journey and even some for your loved ones to say. You will also find a few tender thoughts that your child-to-be may say to you someday. There are nearly 80 affirmations in all to help you remain hopeful, confront your fears with grace, feel in control during the highs and lows, and increase your joy. Adoption Affirmations is unique in that it is also a flipbook of a growing tree to provide you visual inspiration. As your hope grows, so too does the realization of your own family tree. I wish Adoption Affirmations was around years ago when I went through the adoption process. The book is a wonderful resource. May it inspire you to adopt, especially since there are so many children of all ages out there who need you. Jean Forsythe, One of California’s First Single Women to Adopt a Child Adoption Affirmations is a beautiful and profoundly comforting book, which will be a treasured companion during the adoption journey. Semmelman and Biers have written an inspirational and indispensable guide which will help keep your heart open on your path to finding the child that was meant for you. Robin Berman, MD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry at UCLA, and Author of Permission to Parent Adoption Affirmations is more than a book, it is a heartfelt tool to refer to often for every person wanting to adopt a child. It will encourage you to persevere with a heart of hope and compassion as you become an incredible blessing to children through adoption. Reggie Doss (NFL Legend) & Tamara Doss (Radio Show Host), Adoptive Parents Adoption Affirmations is a landmark book for anyone considering adoption. The book’s understanding between the mind, emotions, and self-talk is insightful and significant. The book is based on personal experiences and serves as a practical handbook for adoption. I highly recommend it. Dr. Marvin Marshall, Former Elementary, Middle, and High School Principal, and Author of Parenting Without Stress: How to Raise Responsible Kids While Keeping a Life of Your Own Adopting Parents everywhere will be encouraged by these morsels of adoption wisdom. Adoption Affirmations infuses HOPE into the oft-times challenging journey of adoption and helps make sense of the roller-coaster emotions adoptive parents often experience along the way. These authors know their subject matter firsthand and offer incredible insight to their readers. Celeste Liversidge, Family Law Attorney

About the Author

Keri Gee Semmelman is the lucky mom of a bubbly daughter whom she and her husband adopted at birth. Prior to experiencing this miracle (the baby only weighed 1½ pounds), they endured a five-year journey that included a couple of adoptions that fell through and numerous other hopefuls. Yet, every experience is meaningful beyond words. In addition to being a doting mom, Keri Gee does community relations for a nonprofit and is an award-winning speaker and presentation trainer, as well as a happiness historian and poet. She has actively served on numerous nonprofit boards revolving around helping families and keeping children safe. Her work has led to earning a commendation from First Lady Barbara Bush and receiving many other distinguished honors. In addition to this book, Adoption Affirmations, several others are in the works. She and her family reside in Orange County, California. Nikki Biers was already a wife and the mother of four children when she became passionate about adopting. She first worked in the field of adoptions in 1991 at an adoption law firm. After remarrying, she did an extensive four years of study to help those in need – both spiritually and physically – which included advocating for pregnant mothers. During that time, she and her husband became the parents of three adopted children, and they opened The Best Gift Adoptions as registered adoption facilitators. During their journey, the adoption of their first child happened quickly, their second attempt involved the heartbreak of a birth mom reclaiming the baby. Sadly, the child died two weeks later. Never giving up hope and always an inspiration, Nikki and her husband adopted again. This is Nikki’s second book. First, she authored Adoption: The Best Gift – a step-by-step information-packed handbook for prospective adoptive parents. Highly respected in the field, she has assisted in more than 600 successful adoptions and been featured on live radio. She and her family reside in California’s San Fernando Valley.