We've Been There: True Stories, Surprising Insights, and Aha Moments for Adopted Teens with Susan Tebos

Tuesday, May 21, 2024 - 6:30pm

Schuler Books
2660 28th Street SE 
Grand Rapids, MI 49512

Adoption advocate and adoptive mom Susan TeBos joins us to share her new book, with a panel of 3 storytellers from the book who share their thoughts on what it's like to be a teenager and adopted too, and offer their best advice to help other teens feel seen, heard, and received.

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About the Book:
Candid, unfiltered stories about how it feels to be a teen adoptee. 

The teen years are full of uncomfortable self-discovery for everyone. But adopted teens grapple with issues that make the coming of age journey immensely more difficult. Many don't have words for what they're feeling, sensing, or believing about themselves. They often don't have anyone like them to help them work through their struggles. Forced to cope on their own, they end up feeling isolated.

Adoption advocate and adoptive mom Susan TeBos has watched her own children go through these struggles. Often she wished for a voice that would resonate with adopted teens--her own and others--and authentically meet them where they are.

She found not one voice, but many: over thirty adopted teens and young adults. We've Been There gathers their stories, giving readers a front row seat to people with similar stories and feelings.

This book is an unprecedented glimpse into the unfiltered feelings, thoughts, experiences, and unanswered questions that well up in the heart of every person with adoption in their story. From people who have been there as adopted kids, this book not only invites adopted teens to bring their concerns into the open, but also helps them process how they feel and offers them hope on the other side. In these pages, teen adoptees will understand themselves in a whole new way and find reassurance and a sense of belonging as part of a global adopted community.

About the Author:
Susan TeBos, author, speaker and adoptive mom knows what it's like to raise teenagers into young adults. It can be a bumpy ride. Add adoption and loss, and it can get even bumpier. She encourages adoptive and foster families by sharing her mothering methods and mistakes, plus the hard-won insights she gained while researching, interviewing and writing We've Been There: True Stories, Surprising Insights, and Aha Moments for Adopted Teens. Susan believes teenagers want connection more than ever, and that healing from adoption loss can come through intentional connection. Susan and her husband, Mike, make their home in Grand Rapids, Michigan, surrounded by their young adult children.

We've Been There: True Stories, Surprising Insights, and AHA Moments for Adopted Teens By Susan Tebos Cover Image
ISBN: 9780825447310
Availability: On Our Shelves Now. Click on title for location specific availability.
Published: Kregel Publications - June 14th, 2022