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The Unofficial Guide to Adopting a Child

by Andrea DellaVecchio

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Anyone considering adoption knows that it is a complicated process, no matter which adoption path you choose.

This book discusses every possible adoption choice and tells you what you need to know. International vs. domestic adoption, closed vs. open adoption, foster adoption, non traditional family adoption...it's all covered. There's even an entire section dedicated to the unique challenges of raising an adopted child.

What makes this book unique is the tidbits of "inside information" that are included in the margins and throughout the text. It might be a tip from an adoption attorney, the story of a family with several adopted children...anything the official adoption books might not tell you. That makes this book more comprehensive than other adoption guides available. Personally, I appreciated the extra information.

Of course, the end of the book includes a glossary and a guide to adoption resources by state. This is usually included in adoption books and is very helpful for starting the adoption process, finding an adoption support group, etc.

I would recommend this book to someone who is beginning to think about the adoption choice and would like some extra ideas and suggestions. ( )
  BookAngel_a | Mar 24, 2011 |
Good general book on adopting. Goes over types of adoptions, problems & things to think about. ( )
  autumnesf | Jul 20, 2006 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0028634942, Paperback)

The process of adoption - be it an open or a closed adoption, domestic or international - is seldom simple, short, or standardized. It can often take many years of frustrating and expensive searching before parents can bring an infant or child home, and once they do, they face a whole new set of challenges as they learn together to be a family.

The Unofficial Guide to Adopting a Child gives prospective adoptive parents the inside scoop on:
* How long it will really take to adopt, and how much it will cost
* What the challelnges are for single people, older couples, and gay lesbian couples seeking to adopt
* What the all-important home study entails -- from writing the autobiographical statement to creating a child-friendly atmosphere
* What questions to ask agency personnel and birth parents -- and what questions to refuse to answer

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