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The complete adoption handbook

Author: Kay Marshall Strom
Publisher: Grand Rapids, Mich. : Zondervan Pub. House, ©1992.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kay Marshall Strom
ISBN: 0310574617 9780310574613
OCLC Number: 25674985
Notes: Rev. and updated ed. of: Chosen families, 1985.
Description: 287 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Should you consider adoption? --
Who's choice : Why do you want to adopt? --
Adopting a healthy newborn who looks just like you --
Agency and independent adoptions --
Selecting a adoption professional --
The Sovereignty of God --
Finding a birth bother --
Open adoption and cooperative adoption --
Yes, but ... a realistic picture : The Options in adoption today --
Love comes in many colors : Adopting a minority, interracial, or mixed-race child --
God's special children : Adopting a child with a handicap or a physical, mental, or emotional need. No longer babies : Adopting the older child : Accepting siblings who must stay together --
Sometimes parents : Foster parenting --
Fost- adopt programs --
Adopting a relative --
Stepparent adoption --
Single- parent adoption --
Issues that confront the growing family : Telling your child about adoption --
Letters from birth parents --
Dealing with teasing --
Dealing with the desire to look for birth parents --
Heredity vs. environment --
The Role of the father --
Drug use by birth parents --
Adolescence --
Self-esteem --
Seeking outside help --
When the adoption does not work out --
A Look at adoption through the eyes of childlren. State policies on adoption --
Rsources for adoptive parents --
Suggested reading --
Read-aloud section for children --
Who am I? --
Who are my real parents? --
Why was I given up? --
Am I really so special? --
Where do I go from here? --
What do other kids say?
Responsibility: Kay Marshall Strom & Douglas R. Donnelly.

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