Adoptive and foster families working through attachment issues often feel alone. But it doesn't have to be that way - communities around them can intentionally be part of the solution instead of unintentionally being part of the problem. Without that support, adoptive and foster families live in isolation.
Shannon Guerra learned this first-hand after she and her husband adopted two children in 2012, and she started writing shockingly transparent blog posts about what her family was going through at home, at the doctor's office, and in her heart as a mama. And then adoptive and foster families started writing back. Their overwhelming, unanimous theme was, "This is what I've wanted to tell people for so long. I wish everyone who knows our family could read this."
This book is the result. It is now used in churches, offices, ministries, and communities as the must-have, easy-read resource for training and explaining attachment issues to those who need to know as soon as possible how to support adoptive and foster families.
In about 100 pages, Upside Down provides information and insight that transforms an outsider's assumptions into an insider's powerful perspective. Because adoptive and foster families should never feel alone, and our communities can be equipped to make sure they never feel that way again.