The Chinese Adoption Handbook

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Adopting a child can be one of life's most rewarding experiences. Unfortunately, complex policies, legal risks, and fewer available children can make a domestic adoption difficult. International adoption offers a solution to parents yearning for a child of their own.

American parents are now adopting over 6,000 children a year from China and Korea. John Maclean's The Chinese Adoption Handbook is a comprehensive guide to adopting a child from ...

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The Chinese Adoption Handbook: How to Adopt from China and Korea

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Overview

Adopting a child can be one of life's most rewarding experiences. Unfortunately, complex policies, legal risks, and fewer available children can make a domestic adoption difficult. International adoption offers a solution to parents yearning for a child of their own.

American parents are now adopting over 6,000 children a year from China and Korea. John Maclean's The Chinese Adoption Handbook is a comprehensive guide to adopting a child from China and Korea.

From pitfalls to practical advice, the rewards to the risks, The Chinese Adoption Handbook leads parents through the international maze, including:

  • How the international adoption process works.
  • How to start the process.
  • What you need to know before traveling to China or Korea.
  • Making the most out of your trip--the inside scoop on customs, hotels, and shopping.
  • The children's homes, the U.S. Consulate visit, and the questions that need to be asked.
  • Medical issues, special adoption doctors, and travel requirements.
  • Post-adoption procedures and much, much more.

Practical, accurate, and written with a father's sense of humor, The Chinese Adoption Handbook is the most comprehensive and up-to-date guide to adoption from China and Korea.

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Attorney Maclean provides all the information needed to adopt a child successfully from China, Korea, or the former Soviet Union. In China and Korea, he discusses trends in international adoption and the peculiarities of adopting from those countries; he also supplies copies of relevant forms while cautioning prospective adopters about roadblocks. His advice on navigating the bureaucracies of the United States, China, and Korea is invaluable; readers can take a breather with his wonderful summaries of Russian culture. Other chapters offer practical travel tips (e.g., places to stay and items to purchase for the child) and information for assessing a child's health. In Russia, Maclean (who adopted two children from that country) focuses on the "paper chase"i.e., negotiating the bureaucratic nightmares here and abroad. Especially valuable is his coverage of relevant forms and procedures. As in the other book, Maclean serves up smart travel tips, and information on agencies, medical conditions, post-adoption issues, and paperwork abounds. While Maclean concentrates on Russian adoption, he does cover the other countries enumerated in the subtitle. Recommended for large public libraries with adoption collections including books like Irina Mikhailovna O'Rear's Adopting in Russia: Your Rights and the Law. China and Korea is recommended for large public libraries holding books like Jean Nelson Erichsen and Heino R. Erichsen's How To Adopt Internationally: A Guide for Agency-Directed and Independent Adoptions. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780595297849
  • Publisher: iUniverse, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/6/2004
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 0.70 (d)

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