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The Complete Adoption Book: Everything You Need to Know to Adopt a Child

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Every week, hundreds of adoptive parents are fulfilling their dreams by bringing home babies who will be legally adopted. These parents discovered that there are children to adopt, today, whether you choose to pursue independent, agency, or international adoption.
Paperback, 672 pages
Published October 17th 2005 by Adams Media (first published July 1st 2000)
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DeAnna
Apr 01, 2008 DeAnna rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Anyone interested in adoption that doesn't know where to start
Shelves: adoption-related
This was a great book to get an overview of the different ways to go about adoption. It does a good job of explaining them and helping readers understand the pros and cons of each form, so that they may decide which is best suited for them. It really helped us narrow our path.

Once we had decided, I felt that a lot of the information didn't apply to us and it was time to move on to more specific books. Because of this book and conversations with other adoptive parents, we have been able to have
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Jess Gill
Mar 11, 2008 Jess Gill rated it really liked it
Filled with a wealth of information on pretty much everything about the logistics of adoption - from selecting an agency to international adoptions. The state-by-state requirements were especially informative.
Caroline
Aug 07, 2013 Caroline rated it it was ok
Really just a book of facts that you can find online, or will be given once you choose an agency.
Jay
Out of date regarding laws and resources.
Good general overview, but don't rely on the details.
Erica
Mar 20, 2008 Erica rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: anyone interested in adoption
A great starting point for anyone considering adoption. Very informative!
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