Adopting for Good: A Guide for People Considering Adoption

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InterVarsity Press, 1997 - Social Science - 180 pages
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There are many children who needparents.This book will show you how to find the child who needs you--whether you are single, infertile or medically prohibited from having a child, or just looking for the boy or girl you've always wanted.Author Jorie Kincaid is an adopted child herself, and she and her husband, Ron, have adopted children both domestically and internationally. In this practical guidebook she provides all the information you need to decide whether adoption is for you and to begin working through the adoption process.You'll find out how adoption works both domestically and internationally, learn the differences between open and closed adoption, and explore the steps you can take to make adoption permanent. Kincaid offers advice on special adoption needs for older children and children from other countries, cultures and races. She also helps you wrestle with ethical questions like "When does adoption become 'buying a baby'?"If you are considering adoption or if you are already in the midst of adopting a child, here is an encouraging and helpful resource you'll turn to again and again. If you're curious about whether adoption is right for you, here is experienced counsel to help you make a wise decision.
 

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Contents

Igniting a Passion for Adoption
9
Forgotten Children
16
Is Adoption SecondBest
31
Ethics of Adoption
48
Open Versus Closed Adoption
62
Genetic Medical and Emotional Factors
78
Crossracial Issues in Adoption
96
Adopting the Older Child
110
The Issues of Intercountry Adoption
122
Issues in Domestic Adoption in the U S
141
Parenting the Adopted Child
154
Now What
165
Notes
175
Further Resources
177
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Kincaid is the founder of Orphans Overseas.

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