The Complete Idiot's Guide to Adoption, 2nd Edition (Google eBook)

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Penguin, Jan 4, 2005 - Family & Relationships - 432 pages
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"A beacon through the often tangled and varied paths to parenting through adoption" - William Pierce, President, National Council for Adoption

Hailed as "an extremely valuable resource" by Jann Heffner, executive director of the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption, this new edition covers the adoption process, new information on cyber adoption, changes in adoption laws, and the financial considerations of adoption.

- Updated appendixes with new listings for adoption agencies, publications, adoptive parents' groups, and adoption attorneys

- Comprehensive information on adopting abroad, Internet-assisted adoptions, and the legal aspects of adoption, including pre-birth consent laws


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User Review  - thomas73 -

This book has been so helpful for my husband and I. We definitely feel that it has made us feel more informed about everything to picking out a good adoption agency to what to expect in a Home Study. Excellent source of information! Read full review

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User Review  - Isabelle - Goodreads

I have always wanted to adopt and with so much information out there I just wanted a simple guide that could give me all the basics and an overview of what all is involved in the adoption process. This was a great starter book! Read full review


AWonderful Option
Is Adoption Right for You?
Chapter3 Children Who Need Families
Birthparents Who Choose Adoption
Gathering Information
What Are Your Options?
What You Should Know About
Playing the Waiting Game
Part4 Raising YourAdopted Child
Heres Johnny Introducing Your
Using the A Word
As They Grow
If Birthparents Remain in Contact
If YourAdult Child Searches

Why Use an Agency?
State Government Agencies
Going Your Own
Affording Adoption
Who Can You Really Trust?
State to State
Going International
Finding Your Child
The Home Study
The NonTraditional
Getting Emotional
What You Should Know About a Child
How Do They Search?
AppendixA Selected Adoption Agencies
AppendixA Selected Adoption Agencies
Selected List of Adoption Attorneys
State Public Government Adoption
Appendix E Selected Adoptive Parent Groups
Appendix F RESOLVE Groups
AppendixG Selected List of International Adoption
Adopterms Glossary
AppendixJ Bibliography

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About the author (2005)

Chris Adamec is a freelance writer and a retired Air Force major. She launched her own adoptive parent group in 1986 and was appointed to the Florida Adoption Advisory Council from 1989-1990. She regularly speaks to organizations and groups about adoption and publishes a newsletter entitled Adoption/Medical News devoted to addressing the medical issues that concern the adoption community. She is the author of There ARE Babies to Adopt and co-author of The Encyclopedia of Adoption. She lives in Palm Bay, Florida, with her husband and children, including an adopted son.

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