Beating The Adoption Odds / Edition 1

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The completely revised and updated edition of “the definitive guide to modern infant adoption” (Los Angeles Times).

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780156005227
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication date: 4/23/1998
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 612
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.36 (d)

Table of Contents

Pt. 1 Considering Adoption: What to Know Before You Begin 1
Ch. 1 Adoption Works 3
Ch. 2 Before You Begin 18
Ch. 3 An Underlying Issue 40
Ch. 4 Special Parents with Special Needs 61
Pt. 2 Your Adoption Options 95
Ch. 5 Agencies in Transition 97
Ch. 6 Different Ways for Different People 133
Ch. 7 A Distant Resource 171
Ch. 8 An Option Worth Considering 208
Pt. 3 Looking for - and Finding - a Child: Reaching Out for Success 249
Ch. 9 Planning Your Search: A Practical Guide 251
Ch. 10 The Search: Casting a Wide Net 271
Ch. 11 Are You Really Ready? 298
Ch. 12 We Have the Baby, but ... 329
Ch. 13 Anticipating, Confronting, and Solving Problems 363
Pt. 4 Adoption for Life: A Lifelong Commitment for Everyone 403
Ch. 14 Talking with Your Child about Adoption 405
Ch. 15 Open Birth Records, Searches, and Reunions 428
Ch. 16 Making Adoption Better for Everyone 453
App. A States Allowing Independent Adoption and Advertising 487
App. B Placement Reports - Adoptive Parent Home Study and Postplacement Adoption Appraisal 489
App. C Preplacement Report - International Adoptive Parent Home Study 497
App. D Prospective Parent Letters 500
App. E Letter to Birth Mother Who Requests More Information 506
App. F Organizations and Resources for Adoption 511
App. G Children's Books on Adoption 517
Notes 536
Bibliography 555
Index 581
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