The Basics of Adoption: A Guide for Building Families in the U.S. and Canada

The Basics of Adoption: A Guide for Building Families in the U.S. and Canada

by James L. Dickerson, Mardi Allen

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780275987992
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
Publication date: 09/30/2006
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 6.60(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

James L. Dickerson is a professional writer. He is a former social worker who was in charge of foster care and adoptions.

Mardi Allen is a psychologist. She was the 2002-2003 president of the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards (ASPPB), an alliance of state, provincial, and territorial agencies responsible for the licensure and discipline of all psychologists throughout the United States and Canada.

What People are Saying About This

Sharon D. Gary

"The Basics of Adoption is an invaluable tool for helping adoptive parents understand and navigate the adoption process from the start of their first consideration to the finish. Adoptive parents will benefit greatly from this resource, whether they are just considering the prospect of adoption and are wondering what to expect, or are experienced adoptive parents who are wondering why the agencies established the policies they did. Addressing both domestic and international adoptions, the book is thorough and well-researched, and it provides practical advice in a way that is easy to understand and interesting to read.

Adoption professionals have a new tool in their libraries to increase their effectiveness in working with families who seek their services as part of the adoption process. I will be recommending it to adoptive parents with whom I work."

Sharon D. Gary, M.S., Licensed Senior Psychological Examiner, Founding Member of ATTACh (Association for the Training and Treatment of Attachment Disorders in Children)

Sam Goldstein

"The Basics of Adoption is a gold mine. This is a well-written, reasoned and reasonable guide for parents considering and actively involved in the adoption process. Practical, concise and thoughtful, this guide provides prospective adoptive parents with a step-by-step program to understand important issues and make critical decisions. The Basics of Adoption will be the only book I recommend when families are considering or involved in adoption."

Sam Goldstein, Ph.D. leading author on childhood disorders, founder of Neurology, Learning and Behavior Center.

Sam Goldstein

"The Basics of Adoption is a gold mine. This is a well-written, reasoned and reasonable guide for parents considering and actively involved in the adoption process. Practical, concise and thoughtful, this guide provides prospective adoptive parents with a step-by-step program to understand important issues and make critical decisions. The Basics of Adoption will be the only book I recommend when families are considering or involved in adoption."

Sharon D. Gary

"The Basics of Adoption is an invaluable tool for helping adoptive parents understand and navigate the adoption process from the start of their first consideration to the finish. Adoptive parents will benefit greatly from this resource, whether they are just considering the prospect of adoption and are wondering what to expect, or are experienced adoptive parents who are wondering why the agencies established the policies they did. Addressing both domestic and international adoptions, the book is thorough and well-researched, and it provides practical advice in a way that is easy to understand and interesting to read.

Adoption professionals have a new tool in their libraries to increase their effectiveness in working with families who seek their services as part of the adoption process. I will be recommending it to adoptive parents with whom I work."

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