Beating The Adoption Odds / Edition 1

Beating The Adoption Odds / Edition 1

by Cynthia D. Martin, Ph. D., Dru Martin Groves
     
 

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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780156005227
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
04/23/1998
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
612
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.36(d)

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Pt. 1Considering Adoption: What to Know Before You Begin1
Ch. 1Adoption Works3
Ch. 2Before You Begin18
Ch. 3An Underlying Issue40
Ch. 4Special Parents with Special Needs61
Pt. 2Your Adoption Options95
Ch. 5Agencies in Transition97
Ch. 6Different Ways for Different People133
Ch. 7A Distant Resource171
Ch. 8An Option Worth Considering208
Pt. 3Looking for - and Finding - a Child: Reaching Out for Success249
Ch. 9Planning Your Search: A Practical Guide251
Ch. 10The Search: Casting a Wide Net271
Ch. 11Are You Really Ready?298
Ch. 12We Have the Baby, but ...329
Ch. 13Anticipating, Confronting, and Solving Problems363
Pt. 4Adoption for Life: A Lifelong Commitment for Everyone403
Ch. 14Talking with Your Child about Adoption405
Ch. 15Open Birth Records, Searches, and Reunions428
Ch. 16Making Adoption Better for Everyone453
App. AStates Allowing Independent Adoption and Advertising487
App. BPlacement Reports - Adoptive Parent Home Study and Postplacement Adoption Appraisal489
App. CPreplacement Report - International Adoptive Parent Home Study497
App. DProspective Parent Letters500
App. ELetter to Birth Mother Who Requests More Information506
App. FOrganizations and Resources for Adoption511
App. GChildren's Books on Adoption517
Notes536
Bibliography555
Index581

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