You Can Adopt

An Adoptive Families Guide
Caughman, Susan (Paperback - 2009)
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From Adoptive Families magazine, the country's leading resource on adoption, this warm, authoritative book is full of practical, realistic advice from leading attorneys, doctors, social workers, and psychologists, as well as honest, intimate stories from real parents and children. You Can Adopt answers every question-even the ones you're afraid to ask: • When should I shift from fertility treatment to adoption? • How do I talk to my spouse about adoption? • Can we find a healthy baby? • Do I need an attorney? An adoption agency? • Can the birth mother take the baby back? • How much will this really cost? How long will it take? • Aren't all adopted children unhappy? • Can I love a child who "isn't mine"? • How can I ease the rest of my family into this decision? Complete with checklists and worksheets, You Can Adopt will help make your dreams of family come true.
Authors: Caughman, Susan
Title: You can adopt
an adoptive families guide
Published: New York : Ballantine Books, c2009.
Characteristics: xi, 296 p. :,ill. ;,24 cm.
Contents: The top ten myths about adoption ; Adoption at a glance : the decision tree
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
Adoption terms
What kind of adoption is right for you? : the decision matrix.
Local Note: 1 2
Additional Contributors: Motley, Isolde
Alternate Title: Adoptive families.
ISBN: 0345504011
Branch Call Number: 362.734 CAU
Statement of Responsibility: Susan Caughman and Isolde Motley ; with the editors of Adoptive Families magazine
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Subject Headings: Adoptive parents Handbooks, manuals, etc. Adoption Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Topical Term: Adoptive parents
LCCN: 2009020252
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