"The definitive guide to adoption: readable, reliable, and comprehensive. Every possible question–even the most sensitive–is answered here, and the companion website ensures the information will never go out of date."—Mark T. McDermott, former president, American Academy of Adoption Attorneys
"A necessary resource for anyone considering adoption and going far beyond what you can find on the Internet, You Can Adopt
filters out the noise and gathers the best there is to know on the experience of adopting." —Susan Soonkeum Cox, vice president, Holt International Children's Services
"An absolute must-read. These hauntingly beautiful tales are all about the astonishing power of love between children and parents who in so many cases seemed eerily destined to be together. This book convinced me: If you want to do so, you can adopt–and it will be the best thing you've ever done."—Susan Kane, editor in chief, Parenting
magazine "A satisfying combination of facts and guidelines that are simple to follow with the supportive, lyrical, sentimental and experienced words of those who have lived the experiences of every aspect of the process from beginning to end."—Dr. Jane Aronson, director, International Pediatric Health Services, and CEO, Worldwide Orphans Foundation
"We expect this guide to adoption to become the go-to book on the topic. The authors lay out the process in a smart, step-by-step fashion; essays from adoptive parents give it the feel of a real-life support group."—Cookie
"An excellent handbook…This thorough and honest resource stands out among other books on this topic in both its comprehensiveness and the authors' candor…Rather than endorsing any one way to adopt, the [authors] examine many approaches and outline the benefits and pitfalls of each." —Booklist
, starred review
About the Author
Susan Caughman , the publisher and editor-in-chief of Adoptive Families
magazine, is the expert the media turns to when they have an adoption-related story. She has appeared on Fox News and NPR, and in People, The Wall Street Journal,
and The Boston Globe.
Isolde Motley is the former corporate editor of Time
Inc., where she was responsible for the editorial content of its women’s magazines.
Between them, Susan and Isolde have five children, three of them adopted, from China, Ethiopia, and New Jersey.