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The Adoption Resource Book, 4th edition Paperback – October 21, 1998
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This practical, wise, and encouraging book contains all the information a couple or an individual needs to investigate adoption alternatives and arrange for and complete a successful adoption. Beginning with a broad overview of options for both domestic and foreign adoptions, the author provides details about agencies, home studies, paperwork, and legal issues. She ... cover[s] procedures for agency and independent adoptions as well as concerns about intercountry adoption, special-needs children, preparing for a child's arrival, and longer term questions about raising an adoptive family. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Gisela Gasper Fitzgerald, author of ADOPTION: An Open, Semi-Open or Closed Practice?
I felt that I needed to respond to the most recent review of my book on this site. I appreciate your commenting on the book -- its first edition appeared in 1984. Each time I revise and rewrite the book extensively. I wanted to note that for a reviewer to comment on the 1987 book and to state that the information was incorrect seemed an unfair manner to review this book. The anecdote about Ecuador was indeed based on a real person who adopted more than 20 years ago ( and whose experience was correct for the time when that person adopted). It is, however, long gone from The Adoption Resource Book. Please see for yourself -- and make your own judgments -- as to the content of my book. Many thanks.
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