(PRWEB) May 08, 2013 -- The adoption process is tenuous for parents-to-be and children alike. After the paperwork has been filed and the interviews are complete, the real work begins. From neglect and mental health issues to feelings of low self-worth and destructive behavior, social worker Annice Thomas sees firsthand the struggles adoptive families go through. She addresses these issues and more in the new book, “I Don’t Know Why: Stories to Help Adopted Children Understand Why They Do the Things They Do.”
“I chose the title for my book because adopted children often say this when they are confronted after something they have done wrong,” Thomas says. “Each character in my book tells their own adoption story.”
Thomas’ book introduces readers to Fiona, Yasmin, Jakub and Shaniquia, each of whom are struggling with a specific, adoption-related issue in their new family.
Thomas uses narrative storytelling and fun, engaging pictures to illustrate each child’s story, and to explain why adopted children do what they do. As the sister to an adopted brother, Thomas writes not only from professional experience, but also from the heart.
Written for adopted children, adopted parents and professionals, Thomas helps adoptive families understand the important intricacies of adoption.
For more information, visit http://www.annicethomas.com.
“I Don’t Know Why: Stories to Help Adopted Children Understand Why They Do the Things They Do”
By Annice Thomas
Approx. 27 pages
Available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, AuthorHouse
About the author
Annice Thomas is a senior social worker who specializes in supporting adoptive families in crisis. A graduate of the University of Huddersfield, Thomas has seven years of professional experience as a child and family expert. She is also the sister to an adopted brother, and lives in the United Kingdom with two sons.