Facing up to Facebook
A survival guide for adoptive families
Publication date: 2013
ISBN: 978 1 907585 753
First edition listed in The Independent's Ten best Parenting books. See the feature here.
Facing up to Facebook examines the challenges faced by all parties involved in contact after adoption and looks at how adoptive parents can help children satisfy their need to know about their birth families whilst minimising potential risks to their security and stability. Fully revised and updated to reflect advances in technology and changes to applications and privacy settings, it looks at the pressing questions facing adoptive parents and practitioners, provides a wealth of information and offers valuable advice.
Case studies enable readers to share others’ experiences and reveal the potential and significant risks that some people have experienced and how they have managed these. Facing up to Facebook is essential reading for all those affected by the new reality of adoption in the age of social networking.
Eileen Fursland is a freelance writer. She has authored several titles for BAAF. She also designs and delivers training sessions to help foster carers, adopters and social workers to meet the challenges posed by social networking.