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  • Paperback: 672 pages
  • Publisher: Adams Media; 3rd edition (October 17, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1593373694
  • ISBN-13: 978-1593373696
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 1.8 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #109,813 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By A Customer on September 4, 2003
Format: Paperback
Ms. Beauvais-Godwin covers most aspects of domestic and international adoption producing what is an invaluable reference for a family chosing whether or not to adopt. She provides an exhaustive list of state-by-state requirements and even covers adoption by Canadians. This book provides guidance in all the fundamental steps of adoption, from chosing an agency to having a home study done. I can honestly say this book is the best book on adoption I have encountered. I highly recommended it to anyone who is considering any type of adoption.
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Loved the inforamtion. The book spends most of its pages on baby adoptions out of the country, as opposed to in state adotpions as I was hoping. This book does provide information on each states procedures and processes. I'm not sorry I got the book, it will be a useful tool through our state adoption process.
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By A Customer on April 10, 2001
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WONDERFUL BOOK! Full of pertinent, updated information to help you understanding all aspects of the adoption process. Fairly fast reading--easy to understand. Helps the reader decide whether domestic, private, agency, or international adoption is the best choice for each particular situation. A MUST for everyone who is exploring the prospects of adoption. Very thorough coverage.
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A great resource for info on all types of adoption (agency, facilitator, international, lawyer etc) A must read for anyone who's considering adopting a child. This book gives you a very real idea of what's involved and the advantages and disadvantages of each type of adoption.
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A GOOD BOOK FOR THOSE WHO HAVE DECIDED TO ADOPT A CHILD BUT ARE OVERWHELMED BY ALL THE CHOICES. A CLEAR, CONCISE GUIDE WHICH OBJECTIVELY RELATES THE PROS AND CONS OF ALL OPTIONS AVAILABLE. COVERS SUBJECTS SUCH AS FINDING A BIRTH MOTHER, MEETING A BIRTH MOTHER, BIRTH FATHERS AND THEIR RIGHTS, OPEN ADOPTION, THE HOME STUDY (NOT A VERY THROUGH CHAPTER-JUST A GENERAL OVERVIEW, ADOPTION EXPENSES. THE AUTHOR ADDRESSED MEDICAL CONCERS SUCH AS DRUG, ALCOHOL, AND TOBBACCO USE BY THE BIRTH MOTHER. THE BOOK ALSO COVERED SOME LEGAL ISSUES AND GAVE TIPS ON CHOOSING AN ATTORNEY OR AGENCY. IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR IN DEPTH INFO ON HOW TO FIND A BIRTH MOTHER OR IN DEPTH INFO ON THE HOMESTUDY, HOW TO TALK TO A BIRTHMOTHER, HOW TO EVALUATE A BIRTHMOTHER'S SINCERITY, OR HOW TO RAISE MONEY TO PAY FOR THE ADOPTION ITSELF THEN YOU WILL NEED TO BUY A DIFFERENT BOOK. OVERALL THIS IS A VERY GOOD BOOK IN RELATION TO OTHER BOOKS THAT CLAIM TO BE "COMPLETE".
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I am in the adoption field. I have helped to facilitate over 30 adoptions in the past 18 months. Laura's book is a must read for each of my clients wishing to adopt.
The section in the back, will give you valuable information if you are Prospective Adoptive Parents networking to find a Birthmother and need brief information on states laws.
Thank you Laura for helping us understand the steps toward having a successful adoption journey!!
If you are just begining to learn more about the adoption journey...read this book...and use Laura's helpful hints....and may your journey be successful.
I did, and have two beautiful daughters, Nicole,age 8 & Taylor, age 7months to prove her methods work!!
A Miller
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My fiance and I have decided to pursue a domestic adoption. I purchased this book in order to educate us on the topic of adoption. We started out knowing nothing and now we feel very informed and much more prepared as we embark on the journey of adoption. A must read!
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I found this book to be one of the better resource books on adoption that I've read so far. It was particularly helpful for us because we are adopting an older child through another state's social services agency. There isn't a lot of information out there specifically for older child adoption and this book provided some new information for us.
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