Adoption For Dummies (Google eBook)
You hear all sorts of things said or implied about adoption. Some information comes from people who know a lot about it, while some comes from people who don't know anything about it but make assumptions anyway. Some comes from people whose experiences have been good; some from those whose experiences have been bad. The result? Enough conflicting information to make your head spin.
So when everyone has an opinion and most of the books on the market deal with specific aspects on adoption or particular types of adoptions, where do you turn to for reliable information? Start with "Adoption For Dummies."
The great thing about this guide is that "you" decide where to start and what to read. It's a reference you can jump into and out of at will. Just head to the table of contents or the index to find the information you want. Each part of "Adoption For Dummies" covers a particular aspect of adoption, including: Answering the basic adoption questions - How much does it cost? Who's involved? How long does it take? What do I need to know that I don't know to ask? And more.Getting started - and figuring out what steps you have to take.Dealing with birthmothers and birthfathers - and why, even though they may not be part of your life, they're still important to you.Confronting the issues adoptive families face - issues from sharing the adoption story with your child, to answering your child's questions about his birthparents, to handling rude family members who treat your child differently than her cousins.Finding help - from books, resources, and support groups.
No adoption book - at least no adoption book that you can carry around without a hydraulic lift - can tell you everything there is to know about adoption. What "Adoption For Dummies" tells you is what you "need" to know, all in an easy-to-use reference.
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Review: Adoption for DummiesUser Review - Barbara Shepard - Goodreads
Like most Dummies books, this was a comprehensive (but not terribly deep) introduction to the subject. A few years old, but still very useful. Read full review
Review: Adoption for DummiesUser Review - Lindsey - Goodreads
This is the perfect first book to read when /if considering adoption. Read full review
Building a Family through Adoption Is It for You?
ettin tarted and M0 in For ar ne Milestone at a Time
Thinking about Your Future Child
Doing Hard Time The Wait
Here Comes the Judge The Court Appearance
God Bless the Birthmothers
Birthfathers and Their Role in Your Adoption
Keeping in Touch Meetings and Contact with the Birthmother
Issues Adoptiye Families Face
what Can 19 Wrong and What You Can
In Seareh of Birthparents
The Part of Tens
Ten ort rou s forA 0 ti eFamilies