Adopting Diego: A Boy's Journey

by Dr. Susan Collins


Formats

Softcover
$34.95
Hardcover
$50.95
Softcover
$34.95

Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 4/17/2012

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.5x11
Page Count : 28
ISBN : 9781469195889
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 8.5x11
Page Count : 28
ISBN : 9781469195896

About the Book

"ADOPTING DIEGO: A BOY'S JOURNEY" is an international adoption story. The Collins' family adopted Diego who was fi ve years old from an orphanage in Guatemala and brought him back to Michigan to start his new life in his "forever family". His adoptive parents already had grown children and grandchildren. So, this is also the story of becoming parents again at a later age. The book covers the highlights of Diego's experiences and his adaption to his new family and culture. It is a simple children's picture book that can be read by a child or to a child by a parent, grandparent, teacher, or older child. The pictures are actual photographs of Diego as he grows up and becomes a teen. The book frequently asks questions of the reader to involve him/her with the author and to help the reader relate to the story of Diego's journey.


About the Author

Susan Collins, author, adopted Diego when he was fi ve years old. She has a daughter, Jennifer, who works in television production in Los Angeles. She has also been a foster parent of a special needs child. She has worked with children in Michigan as a special education teacher, elementary principal, and Director of Instructional Services in Garden City Public Schools. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Special Education, a master’s degree in Educational Administration, and a doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction.