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The ultimate insider's guide to adoption : everything you need to know about domestic and international adoption

Author: Elizabeth Swire Falker
Publisher: New York : Warner Wellness, 2006.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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So you've made the decision to adopt. What's next' For starters, how do you know whether domestic or international adoption is right for you' (And what are the real differences between the two') Adoption insider Elizabeth Swire Falker answers these questions and many more. As an attorney who practices in the area of adoption and has worked with hundreds of families, and as an adoptive parent herself, she offers  Read more...
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Falker, Elizabeth Swire.
Ultimate insider's guide to adoption.
(DLC) 2006011606
(OCoLC)67345896
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Elizabeth Swire Falker
ISBN: 9781599952512 1599952513 9780446562300 0446562300
OCLC Number: 882105254
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 351 pages)
Contents: Domestic versus international adoption --
Affording adoption --
The infamous and anxiety-provoking home study! --
Beginning a domestic adoption --
Managing a domestic adoption --
Waiting for placement --
Bringing baby home --
Managing an international adoption --
Preparing for parenthood --
Bringing baby home.
Responsibility: Elizabeth Swire Falker.
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So you've made the decision to adopt. What's next' For starters, how do you know whether domestic or international adoption is right for you' (And what are the real differences between the two') Adoption insider Elizabeth Swire Falker answers these questions and many more. As an attorney who practices in the area of adoption and has worked with hundreds of families, and as an adoptive parent herself, she offers expert advice on each stage of the process. This comprehensive, accessible guide leads you with confidence through every decision you'll have to make-including the ones that you'd never know to expect. Complete with checklists, tips, sidebars, and plenty of counterintuitive advice, it shows you how to: -Identify which adoption experts you do and don't need -Find the right birth mother or choose the right country for your family-and how to spot red flags in potential situations -Select an attorney or agency and prepare for your home visit -Finance an adoption on a budget, manage the red tape, and get around the roadblocks -Navigate all of the complex emotions that surface along the way. . With Elizabeth Swire Falker's warm yet been-there-done-that voice, THE ULTIMATE INSIDER'S GUIDE TO ADOPTION is sure to become a tried-and-true resource for adoptive parents everywhere.

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