The Family Communication Sourcebook provides an in-depth examination of contemporary theory and research in the area of family communication. This unique collection offers a state-of-the art approach by pairing conceptual pieces with original studies in the same general topic area. Editors Lynn H. Turner and Richard West present readers with a thoughtful and thorough exploration of the critical issues facing family communication researchers today.
My “Gotcha Day” is just before school is out. My birthday is in the summer when school's out, but I get to have a school party anyway—that's my adoption party! It's just like a birthday party! My mom brings treats, and everybody sings “Happy Adoption Day to You,” like the “Happy Birthday” song. What's different is that since kindergarten, my mom and I get to explain to my class what adoption day means. When I was young, my mom read books to my class about it. Now that I'm a big kid, I get to talk to everybody and answer questions about what it means to be adopted. And when I get home, I get “Gotcha” ...