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  • Posted September 20, 2011

    Interesting and Informative...

    I am soon to be a first time parent of two international adopted children. I enjoyed this book because I found it to be well written and very informative. I enjoyed not only the stories included, but also the specific details discussed within each category. The author reminds/reinforces to the reader the general factors involved with raising children while also laying out quirky specifics relating to adopted children. I am very appreciative to people such as the author who have written about their process of adopting and raising adopted children. It is fascinating and helpful and makes me even more excited about our adoption process and bringing our precious children home!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 23, 2007

    Loved the Book!

    My husband and I are in the process of adopting internationally. This book answered many of the questions that we had, (and some that we hadn't thought of) in a very practical way. We are definately bring this book along as a reference when we do travel overseas to adopt!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 4, 2005

    Very Practical and Helpful

    This is one of the most helpful books I have read on international adoption, and I have read a lot! It gives very practical advice about preparing to bring your child home and great tips about things I never would of thought of on my own. Before I read this book I planned to call every international adoptive parent I could get a hold of and ask them what they wish they had taken on their trip that they did not, and what one thing they learned that could make my trips easier. Well, now I don't have to because the author put it all in this book! It was really a pleasure to read this book, and it put to rest a lot of questions in my mind. Thank you to the writer, publisher and to for selling this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 10, 2004

    Perfect for International Adoptions

    I'm a very practical person. When I'm doing research about International Adoption, it really isn't very helpful to me to read something like, ' ... most of the adoptable children from Eastern Europe are much smaller in size than children born in North America.' What is THAT supposed to mean? Obviously, I cannot bring a naked child home on an airplane. Therefore, I must have real life, practical information about what to buy, in what size ranges, how much to pack, etc. Denise Hoppenhauer has written a book that is more like a really great friend. By the time a PAP (Prospective Adoptive Parent) is ready to pack for the trip home...with new child in hand... often the most over powering emotion can be near hysteria. Adopting a Toddler helps one to calm down and think practically. I highly recommend it to every PAP... even if you are determined to adopt an infant. It's not uncommon for a PAP to come home with a child completely different than the one that they originally planned on adopting.

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