Secrets to Your Successful Domestic Adoption: Insider Advice to Create Your Forever Family Faster

Secrets to Your Successful Domestic Adoption: Insider Advice to Create Your Forever Family Faster

by Jennifer Pedley

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Secrets to Your Successful Domestic Adoption: Insider Advice to Create Your Forever Family Faster by Jennifer Pedley

Are you yearning to adopt a baby? You don't need to endure long waiting lists, travel abroad, or experience the red tape associated with international adoption. More than 25,000 infant domestic adoptions occur in the United States annually—more than all international adoptions combined--and most come to fruition in twelve months or less. Yours can be one of them.

Jennifer Joyce Pedley is a birthmother and social worker, who's twenty years of both personal and professional experience will help you start your forever family more quickly and with less anxiety than you ever thought possible.

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ISBN-13: 9780757314681
Publisher: Health Communications, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/01/2010
Pages: 232
Sales rank: 673,104
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author


Jennifer Joyce Pedley, MJ, is a birthmother and social worker who has been helping people build their families through adoption since 1995. It was her own personal experience of placing her son in an open adoption, following his birth in 1990, which prompted her to become a social worker and make the field of adoption her primary professional focus.

Pedley is a founding board member of the On Your Feet Foundation; the first of its kind, a not-for-profit organization established in 2001 to provide ongoing support to birthparents after making an adoption plan for their child. Support is in the form of both monetary scholarships as well as in the establishment of a formal support network for women who previously would have kept their adoption choice a secret. In 2003 she established and began co-facilitating therapeutic weekend retreats for birthmothers. Today, "On Your Feet For Life," retreats continue to be held biannually and, to date, have engaged hundreds of birthmothers from all over the United States.

Pedley lives in Michigan with her husband and two young sons. She continues to maintain close ties to her birth son as well as with his adoptive family.

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