The Complete Idiot's Guide to Adoption

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Penguin, Dec 1, 1997 - Family & Relationships - 386 pages
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For the thousands of Americans who consider adoption each year, being evaluated as potential parents is an intimidating and confusing process. This comprehensive, compassionate guide teaches readers what to expect every step of the way, from deciding whether or not they are ready to adopt a child, to choosing an adoption agency, to meeting with birthparents. The book also discusses how to arrange international adoptions and adoptions for non-traditional families (such as single parents and older parents). Finally, readers learn what to do after they take an adopted child home how to raise a happy, healthy, thriving adopted child. Christine Adamec publishes a monthly adoption newsletter and wrote the Encyclopedia of Adoption. She has contributed articles and other materials to Adoptive Families of America and the Dave Thomas Foundation. She lives in Palm Bay, Florida, with her adopted child.
  

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User Review  - thomas73 - Overstock.com

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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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

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About the author (1997)

Andrew Adesman, M.D. (Roslyn, NY) is chief of developmental and behavioral pediatrics at Schneider Children's Hospital and associate professor of pediatrics at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Adesman also serves as director of the Adoption Evaluation Center and the neonatal developmental follow-up program at Schneider Children's Hospital.

Christine Adamec (Palm Bay, FL) is the author or coauthor of 16 books, including five on adoption-related topics.

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