Item description for The Adoption Resource Book, 4th Edition: 4th Edition by Lois Gilman...
Overview All the latest information on financing, the best sources for pursuing an international adoption, and a completely updated listing of more than 1,000 agencies and support groups are included in the revised edition of this classic adoption handbook.
Publishers Description With the heart of an adoptive mother and the eye of a journalist, Lois Gilman navigates the often complicated but ultimately fulfilling world of adopting a child.
This practical, wise, and encouraging book contains all the information a couple or an individual needs to investigate adoption alternatives, arrange for and complete a successful adoption, and raise an adoptive family. Beginning with a broad overview of options for both domestic and foreign adoption, the author provides details about agencies, home studies, paperwork, and legal issues. Also covered are 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 the impact of adoption on your family over the years.
This newly revised fourth edition features:
more information on open adoption and creating the relationship with birth parents that's right for you and your child;
the latest on financing an adoption, including loans, government subsidies, and tax credits;
the best sources for pursuing an international adoption;
new stories throughout from birth mothers, adoptive parents, and adopted children to illustrate adoption issues today, and a detailed bibliography for further reading;
and completely updated listings of over a thousand domestic agencies, parent groups, information exchanges, and public service offices.
Citations And Professional Reviews The Adoption Resource Book, 4th Edition: 4th Edition by Lois Gilman has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Wilson Public Library Catalog - 12/31/2008 page 276
Wilson Public Library Catalog - 01/01/1998 page 193
Wilson Public Library Catalog - 01/01/2004 page 198
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Studio: Harper Paperbacks
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.05" Width: 5.33" Height: 1.39" Weight: 0.96 lbs.
Release Date Nov 1, 1998
ISBN 0062733613 ISBN13 9780062733610 UPC 099455015950
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More About Lois Gilman
Lois Gilman is the author of "The New York Parents" book and a freelance journalist writing on adoption, parenting, and other topics. She is the adoptive mother of Seth, who was born in Chile, and Eve, who was born in South Korea. She and her family live in Mount Kisco, New York.
Lois Gilman currently resides in Mount Kisco, in the state of New York.
Reviews - What do customers think about The Adoption Resource Book, 4th edition?
Useful, but outdated Feb 17, 2007
This book provides a solid overview of the adoption process. However, it was written a decade ago, and much of the information is now out-of-date. For people considering international adoption, I'd recommend Dawn Davenport's book, The Complete Book of International Adoption. The two books are similar in content, but Davenport's is current. The Gilman book is still worthwhile, but it wouldn't be my first choice.
Excellent informative reading for beginners in Adoption reaserch.... Oct 30, 2006
This is one of the books that you can say "Don't judge it by its cover". When you see it at first you could say "This is only for couples" but you will get wrong. It's excellent for couple adoptive parent like for single adoptive parent. It's very detailed, it even mention topics that not many adoption book covers. I highly recommend this to anyone that is looking for adoption either you are single or not.
A great place to start! Aug 12, 2006
Wow, this book is packed with information! It is an excellent starting point for anyone considering adopting.
Fantastic Dec 14, 2005
This book will forever be intimately associated with the happiest and most important part of my life.
good resource like it says on the cover! May 29, 2004
For all those touched by adoption. Dispels the myths. I also recommend: For Late Discovery Adoptees: "Adoption Forum" by Kasey Hamner For anyone touched or interested in a true-life story: "Whose Child?" by Kasey Hamner "Primal Wound" by Nancy Verrier