Adopting in Chin: A Practical Guide/An Emotional Journey

Front Cover, Aug 1, 2010 - 184 pages
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With more than 4 million Chinese baby girls in orphanages, the number of Americans adopting these orphans is steadily increasing, and this resource for people interested in doing so outlines what to do, where to go, who to see, and how much it costs. Simplifying important information about procedures, forms, and agencies, the guide is also the personal story of one middle-aged couple's quest to become parents - as well as why and how they made the decision and what went on before, during, and after their trip to China.

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Good book on a couples adoption, told by father. These were 46 yr olds with no children, so the story is very comical to me. I loved it when they stopped at the beach to surf on their way to the ... Read full review

Adopting in China: A Practical Guide/an Emotional Journey

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This is a slim volume about a complex process--adopting a baby girl in China. It should give detailed information of a practical nature; it doesn't. It does provide a list of resources and agencies ... Read full review


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Kathleen Wheeler, PhD, PMHCNS-BC, PMHNP-BC, APRN, FAAN, is a professor and coordinator of the Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Program at Fairfi eld University School of Nursing in Fairfi eld, Connecticut. She has practiced as an advanced practice psychiatric nurse specializing in trauma for the past 30 years. She is certifi ed as a clinical specialist in adult psychiatric-mental healthnursing and a psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioner. She has additional certifi cations in psychoanalysisand psychotherapy, hypnosis, and eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR). Dr. Wheeler served as co-chair of the national panel that developed the 2003 Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) Competencies and is the president of the EMDR International Association. The fi rst edition of her book, "Psychotherapy for the Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurse, was awarded an AJN Book of the Year Award and the American Psychiatric Nurses Association" (APNA) Media Award. She has also received awards from APNA for Excellence in Practice and Excellence in Education; is a distinguished alumna of Cornell University-New York Hospital School of Nursing where she received her BSN; and is a Fellow in the American

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