You Can Adopt: An Adoptive Families Guide

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Ballantine Books, 2009 - Family & Relationships - 296 pages
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From Adoptive Families magazine, the country’s leading resource on adoption, this warm, authoritative book is full of practical, realistic advice from leading attorneys, doctors, social workers, and psychologists, as well as honest, intimate stories from real parents and children. You Can Adopt answers every question–even the ones you’re afraid to ask:

• When should I shift from fertility treatment to adoption?
• How do I talk to my spouse about adoption?
• Can we find a healthy baby?
• Do I need an attorney? An adoption agency?
• Can the birth mother take the baby back?
• How much will this really cost? How long will it take?
• Aren’t all adopted children unhappy?
• Can I love a child who “isn’t mine”?
• How can I ease the rest of my family into this decision?

Complete with checklists and worksheets, You Can Adopt will help make your dreams of family come true.

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User Review  - Cassandra - Goodreads

I agree with another poster who said that this is the best adoption book read thus far. It's informative, not condescending, and offers a ton of food for thought. A lot of the information I already ... Read full review

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User Review  - Melissa Petruzzello - Goodreads

Good info, was annoyed that every photo in the book was a white infant... Read full review

About the author (2009)

Susan Caughman , the publisher and editor-in-chief of Adoptive Families magazine, is the expert the media turns to when they have an adoption-related story. She has appeared on Fox News and NPR, and in People, The Wall Street Journal, and The Boston Globe.
Isolde Motley is the former corporate editor of Time Inc., where she was responsible for the editorial content of its women’s magazines.

Between them, Susan and Isolde have five children, three of them adopted, from China, Ethiopia, and New Jersey.

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