Considered required reading for prospective parents, Schooler and Atwood's revised guide presents updated information on the step-by-step adoption process, both domestically and internationally. Learn what to consider before you adopt; understand effects of trauma; examine the impact on birth children; create a nurturing family environment; and more. A trusted source of compassionate and practical advice.
Authors Jayne E. Schooler and Thomas C. Atwood share insights into every aspect of adoption. This powerful resource addresses the needs and concerns facing adoptive parents, while offering encouragement for the journey ahead.
JAYNE SCHOOLER has a distinctive reputation among professionals and families concerned with child welfare. A foster and adoptive parent herself, she has been writing, speaking, training, and educating on state, national, and international levels for more than twenty years.
In his role as president and chief executive officer of the National Council For Adoption (NCFA), THOMAS ATWOOD promotes the well-being of children, birthparents, and adoptive families by advocating for the positive option of adoption.