The Complete Idiot's Guide to Adoption, 2nd Edition
"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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Using the A Word
As They Grow
If Birthparents Remain in Contact
If Your Adult Child Searches
Why Do They Search?
How Do They Search?
Appendix A Selected Adoption Agencies
Who Can You Really Trust?
State to State
Making Your Child Comfortable
What You Should Know About Birthmothers
Raising Your Adopted Child
Heres Johnny Introducing Your New Child
Appendix B Selected National Adoption Organizations
State Public Government Adoption Agencies
Appendix E Selected Adoptive Parent Groups
Appendix F RESOLVE Groups
Appendix G Selected List of International Adoption Medical
Appendix J Bibliography