Adopt International: Everything You Need to Know to Adopt a Child from Abroad

Adopt International: Everything You Need to Know to Adopt a Child from Abroad

by O. Robin Sweet, Patty Bryan
     
 

A comprehensive guide, Adopt International provides step-by-step advice on everything from selecting an adoption agency to traveling abroad to pick up your child to adjusting to a new life at home. The book walks you through the myriad government regulations and complicated forms (both American and foreign) as well as the financial issues involved. Finally, it

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A comprehensive guide, Adopt International provides step-by-step advice on everything from selecting an adoption agency to traveling abroad to pick up your child to adjusting to a new life at home. The book walks you through the myriad government regulations and complicated forms (both American and foreign) as well as the financial issues involved. Finally, it includes the stories of people who have successfully adopted one or more children from across the world.

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Library Journal
The specifics of international adoption, which is becoming a popular alternative to domestic (U.S.) adoption, are very important because a different set of protocols is demanded. This basic guide is an essential tool for learning about the process of adoption and the unique requirements of each country. From home study to traveling tips, Sweet often adds her own experience. She is not afraid to address some of the most common concerns and pitfalls (e.g., cultural differences and medical problems) and offers practical suggestions and/or solutions. The appendixes, a significant part of this book, serve as a solid springboard to adoption agencies (by country and state), state adoption units, Immigration and Naturalization Service offices, translators, support groups, educational services, and publications. Useful reproductions of common government forms are included. Highly recommended for public libraries.Lisa A. Errico-Cox, Nassau Community Coll., Garden City, N.Y.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780374524685
Publisher:
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publication date:
11/28/1995
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.89(d)

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