The International Adoption Handbook: How to Make Foreign Adoption Work for You [NOOK Book]

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For anyone involved in, or thinking about, adopting a child from abroad, The International Adoption Handbook is an essential guide. The process of international adoption can sometimes seem complex, frustrating, and endless. This step-by-step guide, which provides the necessary hard facts and information — as well as support through the experiences of the author and others — will help smooth the way.
 
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The International Adoption Handbook: How to Make Foreign Adoption Work for You

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Overview



For anyone involved in, or thinking about, adopting a child from abroad, The International Adoption Handbook is an essential guide. The process of international adoption can sometimes seem complex, frustrating, and endless. This step-by-step guide, which provides the necessary hard facts and information — as well as support through the experiences of the author and others — will help smooth the way.
 
After a general discussion of who may adopt and what restrictions may apply, the book goes into the nitty-gritty of what the process entails: choosing where to adopt and how to go about it; using an agency or facilitator; initiating the home study; assembling a dossier; working with the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service; knowing the topes of expenses that can be anticipated; and many other issues. In addition, the book provides up-to-date information on resources, including what is available today on the Internet, information that was previously difficult for adoptive parents to find out on their own.
 
Equally informative are the author's interviews of a number of adoptive families whose stories are interspersed throughout the book. By sharing their experiences, they help to make the process work for others.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781466856240
  • Publisher: Holt, Henry & Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 11/5/2013
  • Sold by: Macmillan
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 208
  • File size: 320 KB

Meet the Author

Myra Alperson is a New York-based writer whose books include The International Adoption Handbook, about which Booklist wrote, "her advice and counsel are heartfelt, simply stated, and specific." She is the adoptive mother of Sadie Zhenzhen Alperson.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
1 Making the Choice 3
2 Getting Started 12
3 The Next Steps 34
4 Facing the Money Question 50
5 The Long Wait 62
6 The Last Step - But Just the Beginning 71
7 You're Home! 87
8 Becoming a Multicultural Family 101
9 New Adoptive Families 116
10 Answering Your Child's Questions About Being Adopted 139
App Organizations, Publications, and Other Resources 149
Index 173
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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 21, 2003

    Casualty of an ever-changing world

    This book is one of the many casualties of the Web where ever changing country guidelines can be found with a click of the mouse. In Alperson¿s defense, a printed publication of this nature is by definition static and outdated before it even hits the market. Still, this book makes for good reading and provides good advice. It is definitely worth reading, but the reader is advised to double check the figures and requirements on the Web and elsewhere. Gisela Gasper Fitzgerald, author of ADOPTION: An Open, Semi-Open or Closed Practice?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 16, 2003

    Basic Information, much of it outdated

    As someone who is just starting the process of adopting a child internationally, I found the information on the internet to be more up to date than in this book from 1997. The truth also, is that most people involved in this process want to know a lot more about country and agency specifics - the author clearly states that she can not give this information. On the other hand, if you just want to read antedotes that help you realize you are not alone - there is some of that in this book.

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