Item description for Adoption for Dummies by Barr & Carlisle...
You hear all sorts of things said or implied about adoption. Some information comes from people who know a lot about it, while some comes from people who don't know anything about it but make assumptions anyway. Some comes from people whose experiences have been good; some from those whose experiences have been bad. The result? Enough conflicting information to make your head spin.
So when everyone has an opinion and most of the books on the market deal with specific aspects on adoption or particular types of adoptions, where do you turn to for reliable information? Start with "Adoption For Dummies."
The great thing about this guide is that "you" decide where to start and what to read. It's a reference you can jump into and out of at will. Just head to the table of contents or the index to find the information you want. Each part of "Adoption For Dummies" covers a particular aspect of adoption, including: Answering the basic adoption questions - How much does it cost? Who's involved? How long does it take? What do I need to know that I don't know to ask? And more.Getting started - and figuring out what steps you have to take.Dealing with birthmothers and birthfathers - and why, even though they may not be part of your life, they're still important to you.Confronting the issues adoptive families face - issues from sharing the adoption story with your child, to answering your child's questions about his birthparents, to handling rude family members who treat your child differently than her cousins.Finding help - from books, resources, and support groups.
No adoption book - at least no adoption book that you can carry around without a hydraulic lift - can tell you everything there is to know about adoption. What "Adoption For Dummies" tells you is what you "need" to know, all in an easy-to-use reference.
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Studio: For Dummies
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.18" Width: 7.4" Height: 0.85" Weight: 1.28 lbs.
Release Date Aug 22, 2003
Publisher For Dummies
ISBN 0764554883 ISBN13 9780764554889
Availability 0 units.
More About Barr & Carlisle
Tracy Barr is the coauthor of Latin For Dummies and contributor to World War II For Dummies and Religion For Dummies.
Katrina Carlisle, BSW, LSW, is a social worker with 14 years experience in adoption and child welfare agencies.
Reviews - What do customers think about Adoption for Dummies?
adoption May 12, 2008
this book was a wealth of information and was worth the money. It was written in terms easy for me to understand and it brought to my attention things i never thought about before
This should be your first adoption book Jun 16, 2007
If you are considering adoption (or have already decided!) this is the book to get. I got this book when my husband and I were first looking into adoption. It gives a great overview of adoption and explains each step very well. It can be read straight through or you can go straight to a certain page to get answers for your questions. Now that we are a little further along in the adoption process I'm reading it again and getting even more out of it. I've read about 6 different adoption books so far and this one is the best.
Written by a true pro in the adoption field! Jun 27, 2006
The author's adoption expertise is vast--that is why she can make adoption truths and realities easy to understand. I highly recommend this book!
Very thorough book and easy to read Oct 22, 2005
We were considering adoption, and knew absolutely nothing about it before reading this book. It gives an excellent, neutral explanation of everything you need to know about adoption. It doesn't sugar coat anything.
It is also a great book because you don't have to read it in any certain order. You can pick and choose which chapters interest you.
It was very informative and made me feel more confident about the whole process. I would recommend it to anyone considering adoption.
A good book to help you make an adoption decision. Sep 1, 2004
I began reading this book last fall. It was exactly what I was looking for. A high level overview of the different types of adoption, along with lots of practical advice on what to expect when adopting. The format was easy to read and easy to follow. I feel that this book gave a very honest, straightforward view of all types of adoption, so that the reader could decide what they are most comfortable with. Now that we have decided on an adoption path, we are on to other resources, but Adoption For Dummies was really helpful while we were trying to decide what path to take.