Beating the Adoption Game
From Bill Clinton to James Michener, adoption works, say the coauthors of this expert and refreshingly candid guide. The question for prospective parents is not Can we find a child to adopt? They can. The question is Can we do our adoption right? With the help of this practical book, yes, they can.Based on a landmark guide by Dr. Martin, Beating the Adoption Odds gives aspiring parents the courage and know-how to take charge of the adoption process. The coauthors are uniquely qualified to prepare hopeful parents psychologically for the often-frustrating experience of the adoption process, offering their firsthand perspectives as adoptive parent, adoptee, and professionals working in the adoption field.Thoroughly discussed in a user-friendly format are the prospects and pitfalls of agency adoptions, international adoptions, and private adoptions; innovative strategies for finding children to adopt and for expediting adoption procedures; and many other issues facing adopters, such as the rights of a birth family, options for special parents, and medical risks. Also included are extensive bibliographies, sample letters and resumes, a home study, and adoption resources.Comprehensive, authoritative, and proactive, Beating the Adoption Odds is the indispensable manual for both those considering adoption and those working in the adoption field.
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