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The children money can buy : stories from the frontlines of foster care and adoption

Author: Anne Moody
Publisher: Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, [2018]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Foster care and adoption can be rewarding ways to become parents. But the system itself seems almost rigged for failure, confusion, fraud, and disappointment. This book takes readers on an insider's tour of the system, its successes and failures, and the joys adoption can bring through the real stories of those involved on all sides.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Moody, Anne, author.
Children money can buy
Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, [2018]
(DLC) 2017034191
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Anne Moody
ISBN: 9781538108031 1538108038
OCLC Number: 999672158
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Introduction --
Foster care --
Why do I want this job? --
Service plans --
Who are these parents and children? --
Foster home highs and lows --
The cycle of dysfunction --
Boy troubles --
Termination of parental rights --
Making my escape --
Agency adoption --
The home study process --
Adoption is the good thing that happens --
Adoption disruptions --
"Doing good" isn't always good --
The need for open adoption --
Finding just the right home --
Adoptive parenthood and sisterhood --
Children are exactly who they are meant to be --
How to talk about adoption --
A homeland tour : honoring your child's heritage --
A sister's journey of the heart --
Awkward (and worse) encounters for adoptive families --
Jocelyn¿s birth mother --
Adoption connections --
Our own adoption agency --
Birth parent counseling etiquette --
Two open adoptions --
Choosing an adoptive family --
Money matters --
Scammers --
Can foster care and adoption work together? --
Changes --
A battle for gay adoption --
Baby brokers --
The ethics of international adoption --
The ethics of foster care --
Conclusion --
Acknowledgements.
Responsibility: Anne Moody.

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