Successful Adoption: A Guide for Christian Families   -     By: Natalie Nichols Gillespie
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Successful Adoption: A Guide for Christian Families

Thomas Nelson / 2006 / Paperback

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Have you felt there's an empty place in your family, but the process of adoption seemed too daunting? Find answers to demystify adoption and discover if it's right for your family, how to pay for it, where to find the right agency and how to make sense of the paperwork. It's just a few of the issues covered at length in this essential guidebook for bringing a little one to your doorstep. A Focus on the Family Recommendation.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 416
Vendor: Thomas Nelson
Publication Date: 2006
Dimensions: 9 X 6 (inches)
ISBN: 1591454123
ISBN-13: 9781591454120
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Successful Adoption brings a practical and spiritual view of adoption.  Topics include: types of adoption, where to begin, necessary paperwork, finances required - and how to raise them, listing of reputable adoption agencies, building strong bonds with an adopted child, when and how to tell a child she is adopted. The long-term affects of adoption, God’s blessing through adoption. Book includes practical checklists, timelines, real life stories, sample documents, phone numbers and web-addresses. Successful Adoption also includes real-life stories from families who have adopted, including: Steven and Mary Beth Chapman, Rita Springer, Dave Thomas, Karen Kingsbury and Donna Van Liere.

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  1. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    September 29, 2010
    Anna West
    This book is a must read for couples thinking about adoption. It takes you through each step of the process and will be a book to go back and read again when the child gets older.
  2. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    June 24, 2010
    Kerry Lopez
    We are in the process of researching our first adoption. This book gave me a ton of insight. I had already learned a lot online but at the end of each chapter, the author gives you a checklist of things to think about and things to do if you are ready to move forward. It also talks about adjusting once your adopted child comes home. I found it to be very comprehensive and I highly recommend to anyone considering adoption.
  3. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    March 10, 2010
    Jenn Mcbride
    On our journey of adoption my husband and I have read many books, but this one was a blessing, encouragement and offered the best practical advice of all that we've read! A must read for anyone considering adoption...you'll be encouraged.
  4. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    November 19, 2009
    Nicole Leatherwood
    This is an amazingly comprehensive book about the different avenues of adoption. The information has been extremely helpful as my husband and I begin the adoption process. It addresses costs, forms, and agencys. I especially appreciate the Christian viewpoint and advice!
  5. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    August 15, 2009
    Leslie
    I was captivated the moment I picked up this book. It mirrored my own thoughts and feelings. I couldn't believe someone could actually capture how I was feeling and how I have felt called to adopt so eloquently. I would highly recommend this book to all families thinking or already in the process of adopting. The scripture and God-like encouragement is priceless. I've read many books on the process and this book is by far the best; it cuts to the core of preparation...PRAYER! Thank you so much!
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