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Not always happy : an unusual parenting journey / Kari Wagner-Peck.

Wagner-Peck, Kari, (author.).
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  • 4 of 4 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Newburgh Chandler PL - Bell Road Library 362.734 WAGNER 2017 (Text) 39206021384365 NonFiction Available -
Spencer Co PL - Rockport Main Library 362.3 WAG (Text) 70741000146526 Adult Non Fiction Available -
Whiting PL - Whiting +363.3 W128 (Text) 51735011797916 Children's department--Parents shelf Available -
Zionsville PL - Hussey-Mayfield Memorial B WAGNER-PECK, KARI WAGNER-PECK (Text) 33946003232746 Biographies . End of Nonfiction section . 2nd Floor Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781942094371
  • ISBN: 194209437X
  • Physical Description: xiv, 262 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Publisher: Las Vegas : CRP Central Recovery Press, 2017.

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"While most people meet their child for the first time in a delivery room, some parents have to meet their child in the reception area of an administrative building. Not Always Happy is a humorous and sharp chronicle about adopting and raising a son with Down syndrome from the Maine foster care system. The author quickly learns that life is best lived by expecting the unplanned when she makes the decision to become a parent in her late forties. As her unconventional family moves along in this life, she and her husband are less aware they are raising an atypical child or an adopted child. They are raising their child, and their family struggles with the same universal themes that any family goes through. Parents who have children with Down syndrome and other disabilities represent fifteen percent of all children between the ages of three to seventeen. Wagner-Peck provides an access point to start the debate about adopting a child with special needs along with her decision to homeschool. One of only a few books in the marketplace specifically addressing adopting from the foster care system. Kari Wagner-Peck, MSW, is a writer, blogger, and a freelance development consultant while she homeschools her son. She also has experience in arts management including development, event planning, and public speaking. Her writing has been featured in the Huffington Post, the New York Times' "Motherlode" blog, the Sydney Morning Herald, Yahoo Parenting, Parents Magazine's, and Empowering Parents. Kari Wagner-Peck currently resides in Portland, Maine"-- Provided by publisher.
"A moving memoir about finding and adopting a son from the foster care system with Down syndrome and realizing that life is best lived by expecting the unplanned. As time passes, the author and her husband become less aware they are raising an atypical or adopted child. They are raising their child, no different than any other family"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Adopted children > United States.
Children with disabilities > Education > United States.
Home schooling > United States.
Parenting > United States.
FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Children with Special Needs.
FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Adoption & Fostering.
Genre: Autobiographies.

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