Adoption for Dummies

Adoption for Dummies

eBook - 2003
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A parent's guide to adoption covers all the basics, walking readers through every step of the process and offering advice on agency adoptions, foster care, international adoptions, private adoptions, and dealing with birth parents.
Publisher: Hoboken, NJ : Wiley, c2003.
ISBN: 9781118069844
1118069846
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xviii, 358 p.) : ill.
Additional Contributors: Carlisle, Katrina
Contents: Introduction
PART I: EVERYTHING YOU EVER WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT ADOPTION BUT DIDN'T KNOW WHOM TO ASK: Adoption basics
Sorting it all out: Types of adoptions
The adoption process from beginning to end
The gasp factor: what you can expect to pay
Who can adopt?
Building a family through adoption: is it for you?
PART II: GETTING STARTED AND MOVING FORWARD, ONE MILESTONE AT A TIME: Getting the ball rolling: finding an agency or lawyer
Thinking about your future child
Applications, home studies, and other really fun stuff
Doing hard time: the wait
A child's available! Now what? Placement and follow-up visits
Here comes the judge: the court appearance
PART III: BIRTHMOTHERS AND BIRTHFATHERS: God bless the birthmothers
The birthfathers and their role in your adoption
Keeping in touch: meetings and contact with the birthmother
PART IV: ISSUES ADOPTIVE FAMILIES FACE: All in the family: issues you deal with at home
Beyond tthe family: dealing with outsiders
What can go wrong and what you can do
In search of birthparents
PART V: THE PART OF TENS: Ten greatest books to read to your kids
Ten support groups for adoptive families
Ten helpful web sites.
Summary: A parent's guide to adoption covers all the basics, walking readers through every step of the process and offering advice on agency adoptions, foster care, international adoptions, private adoptions, and dealing with birth parents.
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