Is Adoption for You: The Information You Need to Make the Right Choice

Is Adoption for You: The Information You Need to Make the Right Choice

by Christine Adamec
     
 

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Adoption is the right option for many more types of parents and children than we imagined a few decades ago. However, it is not the right choice for everyone. Is Adoption for You? is a guide to thinking through the issues.—from the Foreword by Jerri Ann Jenista, M.D.

Would adopting a child be a good choice for you? Would you want to adopt an infant or an

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Adoption is the right option for many more types of parents and children than we imagined a few decades ago. However, it is not the right choice for everyone. Is Adoption for You? is a guide to thinking through the issues.—from the Foreword by Jerri Ann Jenista, M.D.

Would adopting a child be a good choice for you? Would you want to adopt an infant or an older child? What about a child from another country? A child of another race? Would you be willing to adopt a child with medical problems? Could you agree to involvement and openness with the birthmother? Would you be better off working with an agency or an attorney? Do you have to be married? How much does it really cost?

Before you decide, make sure you have all the facts. In this warm, straightforward new book, adoption expert—and adoptive parent—Christine Adamec gives you the information you need to make this important decision. From financial considerations to the myriad emotional issues involved, there are numerous questions to explore. Adamec's expert guidance, drawn from personal stories, clinical studies, and academic research, helps you find the answers that are right for you.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Jeanne K. Pettenati
People considering adoption will find a wealth of information in this book. The author, an adoptive mother, addresses a wide range of issues including basic facts about adoption, domestic and international situations, single parenting, birthparents, agency and private approaches, special needs children, and open adoption. The book does a good job of providing an overall snapshot of the topic. The author's style is down to earth and relaxed. She cites authorities in the field often and offers personal opinions from time to time (i.e., when discussing attachment and bonding). A state-by-state list of resources is listed in the back of the book.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471183129
Publisher:
Turner Publishing Company
Publication date:
03/28/1998
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.65(h) x 0.59(d)

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Meet the Author

CHRISTINE ADAMEC is the publisher of Adoption/Medical News and the author of several books about adoption, including The Encyclopedia of Adoption and There Are Babies to Adopt. She writes a monthly column for National Adoption Reports, published by the National Council for Adoption. An adoptive mother, Ms. Adamec founded an adoptive parent support group, Parents Adopting Children Everywhere, and served on the statewide Florida Advisory Council on Adoption.

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