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Number of Pages: 416
Vendor: Thomas Nelson
Publication Date: 2006
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Raising Adopted Children: Practical, Reassuring Advice for Every Adoptive Parent, RevisedLois Ruskai MelinaHarperCollins / 1998 / Trade Paperback$12.59 Retail:
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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.
Anna West5 Stars Out Of 5September 29, 2010Anna WestThis 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.
Kerry Lopez5 Stars Out Of 5June 24, 2010Kerry LopezWe 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.
Jenn Mcbride5 Stars Out Of 5March 10, 2010Jenn McbrideOn 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.
Nicole Leatherwood5 Stars Out Of 5November 19, 2009Nicole LeatherwoodThis 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!
Leslie5 Stars Out Of 5August 15, 2009LeslieI 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!