Adopt International: Everything You Need to Know to Adopt a Child from Abroad

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Macmillan, Apr 30, 1996 - Family & Relationships - 365 pages
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A comprehensive guide, Adopt International provides step-by-step advice on everything from selecting an adoption agency to traveling abroad to pick up your child to adjusting to a new life at home. The book walks you through the myriad government regulations and complicated forms (both American and foreign) as well as the financial issues involved. Finally, it includes the stories of people who have successfully adopted one or more children from across the world.

 

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The specifics of international adoption, which is becoming a popular alternative to domestic (U.S.) adoption, are very important because a different set of protocols is demanded. This basic guide is ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
3
IS INTERNATIONAL ADOPTION FOR YOU?
9
WHERE TO START
20
THE HOME STUDY
39
CLEARING THE INSADVANCE PROCESSING
45
THE REFERRAL
56
TRAVELING TO ADOPT
65
THE ADOPTION
87
CountrybyCountry Facts and Figures 153 Belarus 154
154
Adoption Agencies by Country 180 Belarus 180 Bolivia
192
Adoption Agencies by State
296
State Adoption Units
315
Immigration and Naturalization Service Offices
321
AdoptiveParent Support Groups
328
Adoption on the Internet
360
Educational Services
366

COMING HOME
102
WEVE DONE IT
120

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About the author (1996)

Sweet produces her own line of healthful frozen baby food, under the name The Well-Fed Baby, which is sold in major supermarket chains nationwide. Trained as a pediatric nurse, she is a television producer and author.

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