You can adopt: an adoptive families guide

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Ballantine Books,
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c2009.
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English
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From Adoptive Families magazine, the country’s leading resource on adoption, this warm, authoritative book is full of practical, realistic advice from leading attorneys, doctors, social workers, and psychologists, as well as honest, intimate stories from real parents and children. You Can Adopt answers every question–even the ones you’re afraid to ask:• When should I shift from fertility treatment to adoption?• How do I talk to my spouse about adoption?• Can we find a healthy baby?• Do I need an attorney? An adoption agency?• Can the birth mother take the baby back?• How much will this really cost? How long will it take?• Aren’t all adopted children unhappy?• Can I love a child who “isn’t mine”?• How can I ease the rest of my family into this decision?Complete with checklists and worksheets, You Can Adopt will help make your dreams of family come true.
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table_of_contents The top ten myths about adoption ; Adoption at a glance : the decision tree -- Thinking about adopting? Can I do this? : making the decision to adopt ; Where is my child? : choices in adoption, domestic and international ; Can I choose a child? : how to think about race, age, and gender -- Working on an adoption. Where do I start? : choosing your adoption team ; How much will this cost? : real expenses and real solutions ; Can I adopt a healthy child? : understanding the medical issues ; Why is there so much paperwork? : preparing your home study and dossier ; Why does this have to take so long? : preparing for your new child ; Is this my child? : choosing to accept a child referral or birth-mother match ; What if it doesn't work out? : how to make sure your adoption succeeds -- Parenting your adopted child. Will we fall in love? : bonding and attachment for you and your child ; Is there a greeting card for this? : your child's birth mother and other new relatives ; What do I tell y child? : creating the adoption story ; Who needs to know? : talking to teachers, doctors-- and strangers ; Is this normal? : speech delays, learning disabilities, and other complications ; Will we live happily ever after? : adoptees on adoption -- Adoption terms -- What kind of adoption is right for you? : the decision matrix.
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