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The Resource Not always happy : an unusual parenting journey, Kari Wagner-Peck

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

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Not always happy : an unusual parenting journey
Title
Not always happy
Title remainder
an unusual parenting journey
Statement of responsibility
Kari Wagner-Peck
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "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"--
  • "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"--
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DLC
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Wagner-Peck, Kari,
Dewey number
  • 362.3/3092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
HV875.55
LC item number
.W34 2017
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Adopted children
  • Children with disabilities
  • Home schooling
  • Parenting
Label
Not always happy : an unusual parenting journey, Kari Wagner-Peck
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiv, 262 pages
Isbn
9781942094371
Lccn
2016059564
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocn959035447
  • (OCoLC)959035447
  • 2059652
Label
Not always happy : an unusual parenting journey, Kari Wagner-Peck
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiv, 262 pages
Isbn
9781942094371
Lccn
2016059564
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocn959035447
  • (OCoLC)959035447
  • 2059652

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