Are you considering adoption? Step by step you will go through the legal, financial, and practical aspects of the adoption process. You'll gain a realistic picture of what adoption means-the joys, the fears, the stress, and the happy moment when a child is put into your arms. Sara and Ruth will prepare you for the emotional and mental aspects of adoption with practical tips and heartfelt stories from the viewpoint of the birth mother, adoptive parents and other involved in the process to lend you a helpful perspective.
One in seven couples struggle with infertility. Other parents long to add another child to their family who needs a home. Whatever the reason, many couples who decide to pursue adoption do not realize the often unnerving, stressful, emotional ride it can be. Deciding to adopt means moving into uncharted territory. There are many emotional highs and lows, as well as psychological, mental and spiritual ramifications. The authors prepare prospective adoptive parents for the adoption process, from helping them examine their motives for adopting to making practical decisions about the type of adoption to pursue. They also explore the adoption process from the viewpoints of the prospective adoptive parents, the birth parents, the adoptee, attorneys and adoption agencies. This book is an indispensable resource for anyone considering adoption.
SARA DORMON is a clinical psychologist specializing in womens issues and crisis pregnancies. For the past 25 years, she has worked with young women and their families as they deal with unplanned pregnancies. Sara has been interviewed on television and radio, covering the issues of teen pregnancy, abortion and adoption and is the coauthor of the book Im Pregnant… Now What?
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