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So when everyone has an opinion and most of the books on the market deal with specific aspects on ...
So when everyone has an opinion and most of the books on the market deal with specific aspects on adoption or particular types of adoptions, where do you turn to for reliable information? Start with Adoption For Dummies.
The great thing about this guide is that you decide where to start and what to read. It’s a reference you can jump into and out of at will. Just head to the table of contents or the index to find the information you want. Each part of Adoption For Dummies covers a particular aspect of adoption, including:
No adoption book – at least no adoption book that you can carry around without a hydraulic lift – can tell you everything there is to know about adoption. What Adoption For Dummies tells you is what you need to know, all in an easy-to-use reference.
Part I: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Adoption but Didn’t Know Whom to Ask.
Chapter 1: Adoption Basics.
Chapter 2: Sorting It All Out: Types of Adoptions.
Chapter 3: The Adoption Process from Beginning to End.
Chapter 4: The Gasp Factor: What You Can Expect to Pay.
Chapter 5: Who Can Adopt?
Chapter 6: Building a Family through Adoption: Is It for You?
Part II: Getting Started and Moving Forward, One Milestone at a Time.
Chapter 7: Getting the Ball Rolling: Finding an Agency or Lawyer.
Chapter 8: Thinking about Your Future Child.
Chapter 9: Applications, Home Studies, and Other Really Fun Stuff.
Chapter 10: Doing Hard Time: The Wait.
Chapter 11: A Child’s Available! Now What? Placement and Follow-up Visits.
Chapter 12: Here Comes the Judge: The Court Appearance.
Part III: Birthmothers and Birthfathers.
Chapter 13: God Bless the Birthmothers.
Chapter 14: Birthfathers and Their Role in Your Adoption.
Chapter 15: Keeping in Touch: Meetings and Contact with the Birthmother.
Part IV: Issues Adoptive Families Face.
Chapter 16: All in the Family: Issues You Deal with at Home.
Chapter 17: Beyond the Family: Dealing with Outsiders.
Chapter 18: What Can Go Wrong and What You Can Do.
Chapter 19: In Search of . . . Birthparents.
Part V: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 20: Ten Great Books to Read to Your Kids.
Chapter 21: Ten Support Groups for Adoptive Families.
Chapter 22: Ten Helpful Web Sites.
Posted September 18, 2003
We have Dummies and Idiots in this as in other areas of life. Okay, this Dummies book offers a lot of helpful information at a fast pace. It was published in 2003 and so much of the information should still be current; still, I suggest to the prospective adoptive parents not to be dummies but to double check vital information, laws, forms and costs. Gisela Gasper Fitzgerald, author of ADOPTION: An Open, Semi-Open or Closed Practice?Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.