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Secrets to Your Successful Domestic Adoption: Insider Advice to Create Your Forever Family Faster
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 J ...more
Jennifer J ...more
ebook, 240 pages
Published November 1st 2010 by Health Communications
(first published June 1st 2010)
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Jul 19, 2011 Erica rated it really liked it · review of another edition
Recommends it for: people starting adoption process, those considering adoption
This was the first book I picked up about adoption. I found it quite informative in a very accessible way. Jennifer Pedley has a unique perspective, she is a social worker specializing in adoption and was also a birthmother. She is matter-of-fact about some of her feelings regarding placing her child and some of the things she disagreed with how her son's adoptive parents decided to raise him but the book made me very hopeful that we will have a relationship with our future child's birthmother. ...more
Pedley is definitely informative and upbeat, but I was frustrated by the somewhat misleading title. I was hoping the book would cover all aspects of domestic adoption, both infant and older child and both foster system and private, but instead it only talked about infant adoption. I was also somewhat annoyed at the assumption that adoptive parents were only considering adoption because of infertility. I think that leaves out a number of people who are interested in adoption as another way of bui ...more