The Complete Idiot's Guide to Adoption, 2nd Edition

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Penguin, Jan 4, 2005 - Family & Relationships - 432 pages
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"A beacon through the often tangled and varied paths to parenting through adoption" - William Pierce, President, National Council for Adoption

Hailed as "an extremely valuable resource" by Jann Heffner, executive director of the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption, this new edition covers the adoption process, new information on cyber adoption, changes in adoption laws, and the financial considerations of adoption.

- Updated appendixes with new listings for adoption agencies, publications, adoptive parents' groups, and adoption attorneys

- Comprehensive information on adopting abroad, Internet-assisted adoptions, and the legal aspects of adoption, including pre-birth consent laws


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AWonderful Option
Is Adoption Right for You?
Kids with SpecialNeeds Waiting Childrenin Foster Care
Part 2What Are Your Options?
Affording Adoption
Chapter 9Who Can You Really Trust?
Heres Johnny Introducing Your New Child
Using the A Word
As They Grow
If Birthparents Remain in Contact
Part5If Your Adult Child Searches
Why Do They Search?
Adoptees WhoDont Search Chapter 24 How Do They Search?

State to State
Making Your Child Comfortable
The NonTraditional Parent
Getting Emotional
What You Should Know About a Child You
HowtoSay No Chapter 16
Raising Your Adopted Child
Appendix A Selected Adoption Agencies
Appendix B Selected National Adoption Organizations
State Public Government Adoption Agencies
Appendix E Selected Adoptive Parent Groups
Appendix F RESOLVE Groups Appendix GSelected Listof International Adoption Medical
Adopterms Glossary Appendix JBibliography

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About the author (2005)

Chris Adamec is a freelance writer and a retired Air Force major. She launched her own adoptive parent group in 1986 and was appointed to the Florida Adoption Advisory Council from 1989-1990. She regularly speaks to organizations and groups about adoption and publishes a newsletter entitled Adoption/Medical News devoted to addressing the medical issues that concern the adoption community. She is the author of There ARE Babies to Adopt and co-author of The Encyclopedia of Adoption. She lives in Palm Bay, Florida, with her husband and children, including an adopted son.

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