- Paperback: 368 pages
- Publisher: Grand Central Life & Style (November 14, 2006)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0446697303
- ISBN-13: 978-0446697309
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.8 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,385,198 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Ultimate Insider's Guide to Adoption: Everything You Need to Know About Domestic and International Adoption Paperback – November 14, 2006
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Thinking of adopting? Elizabeth Squire Falker has made an attempt to write the only adoption book you'll ever need. Whether she succeeded or not, I can't tell you; we haven't gotten far enough along in the process to tell you from personal experience. She does certainly seem to have covered as many of the bases as possible, however, and has created a solid, easy to read adoption guide here.
Two possible caveats from the prospective reader: first, while Falker's writing style is mostly an asset here, there are some times where she goes overboard. (Someone confiscate the woman's exclamation point key before she writes another book.) Second, if you haven't yet decided whether to go domestic or international for your adoption and read both sections, be prepared for a good deal of overlap in the material. (For "a good deal" here, read "eighty to ninety percent"; if you're leaning towards one type, read that section, skim the other.) Other than that, though, I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this to prospective adoptive parents, and I'm sure I will be in coming years. *** ½
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I loved it! Everything you need to know. The only frustrating thing was, that the author kept referring to a chart /index in the back of the book. Read morePublished on February 9, 2014 by lovlyviolet
I would recommend this book to anyone considering adoption. It takes the reader through the options of domestic and international adoption as well as agency and attorney and has... Read morePublished on July 18, 2013 by Lisa Cook
This book really opened up my eyes to adoption as my husband I were preparing to go down this route and wanted to be as educated as possible. Read morePublished on July 12, 2012 by J. Dooley
This book shines as a general introductory guide to all forms of adoption. Falker brings her expertise as both an adoption attorney and adoptive parent to this book. Read morePublished on March 10, 2009 by Dawn
Ms. Falker has put things in such an honest perspective! It is easy reading, enough that isn't patronizing, but keeps my non-reader of a husband actually interested! Read morePublished on August 6, 2007 by J. Smith