The Adoption Decision: 15 Things You Want to Know Before Adopting

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In North America, more and more families are adding members through adoption. And there are more ways to adopt--and kinds of adoption--than ever.

This quick-start resource will help prospective parents consider key emotional and spiritual issues up front...before they plunge into the near-overwhelming mass of details and start to run into roadblocks, even dead ends.

Laura Christianson--an adoption educator and...

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Overview

In North America, more and more families are adding members through adoption. And there are more ways to adopt--and kinds of adoption--than ever.

This quick-start resource will help prospective parents consider key emotional and spiritual issues up front...before they plunge into the near-overwhelming mass of details and start to run into roadblocks, even dead ends.

Laura Christianson--an adoption educator and mentor, and an adoptive mom herself--brings her experience and knowledge to address unspoken but crucial questions about...

  • loving an adopted child
  • extended family's reaction
  • expenses
  • openness in adoption
  • the role of birth parents
  • physical disabilities
  • emotional/behavioral challenges
  • racial and cultural prejudices

Recounting real-life miracles and mishaps of adoptive families, the author will help prospective parents--and their friends and family members--think through adoption's challenges and joys, and confidently move forward from a firm emotional and spiritual footing.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780736920001
  • Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
  • Publication date: 8/1/2007
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 288,063
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.42 (h) x 0.57 (d)

Meet the Author

Laura Christianson, a writer, speaker, and adoptive mom, helps people think through adoption issues on her award-winning “Exploring Adoption” blog. She is also the author of The Adoption Decision and The Adoption Network and writes for numerous publications. She and her family live in Washington state.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 20, 2007

    A must read if you are considering adoption

    You should read this book if you are considering adoption or in the process of adopting. Laura discussess real issues, feelings and people in this beautifully written book. I wish this book had been availalbe as a resouce when we began the adoption process for the first time eight years ago.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 28, 2007

    Written from the heart

    I'd heard the book would have lots of facts and good advice, but I was impressed with the real world stories of real people who have adopted, or are planning on adopting. Laura writes from the heart. I felt like I was right there with the families. Have the Kleenex ready for the last few chapters. I was left with a feeling of hope and optimism as normal people went to extreme lengths to create their families. This book gives hope to anyone thinking about adoption, and gave me a new respect for the variety and creativity available to anyone interested in sharing their love with a child in need of it.

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