You Can Adopt
FromAdoptive Familiesmagazine, the nation's leading resource for families who adopt, this comprehensive guide will be the gold standard for adoptive parents for decades to come Adoptive Familiesmagazine has served as the best-known and most trusted brand in the adoption world for the past thirty years.More »
FromAdoptive Familiesmagazine, the nation's leading resource for families who adopt, this comprehensive guide will be the gold standard for adoptive parents for decades to come Adoptive Familiesmagazine has served as the best-known and most trusted brand in the adoption world for the past thirty years. Their editors know the common questions and biggest concerns of adoptive parents and consistently deliver reliable information in a friendly and reassuring voice. Now, in this must-have guide, they take readers through all aspects of the adoption process and give clear, reassuring advice for each stage.You Can Adoptincludes: •Advice for making the decision to become an adoptive parent and tips on selecting the adoption agency that is right for you •A discussion of the financial, legal, and emotional issues involved in adoption •Practical lists, tips, and tools, including a budget planner, timelines, and overviews of adoption options in chart form •Expert advice from adoptive parents You Can Adoptis a warm, authoritative companion during what can be a stressful and confusing, but ultimately deeply rewarding process.« Less
an adoptive families guide
Thinking about adopting? Can I do this? : making the decision to adopt ; Where is my child? : choices in adoption, domestic and international ; Can I choose a child? : how to think about race, age, and gender
Working on an adoption. Where do I start? : choosing your adoption team ; How much will this cost? : real expenses and real solutions ; Can I adopt a healthy child? : understanding the medical issues ; Why is there so much paperwork? : preparing your home study and dossier ; Why does this have to take so long? : preparing for your new child ; Is this my child? : choosing to accept a child referral or birth-mother match ; What if it doesn't work out? : how to make sure your adoption succeeds
Parenting your adopted child. Will we fall in love? : bonding and attachment for you and your child ; Is there a greeting card for this? : your child's birth mother and other new relatives ; What do I tell my child? : creating the adoption story ; Who needs to know? : talking to teachers, doctors
and strangers ; Is this normal? : speech delays, learning disabilities, and other complications ; Will we live happily ever after? : adoptees on adoption
What kind of adoption is right for you? : the decision matrix.
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