By Christine A. Adamec
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Extra info for The complete idiot's guide to adoption
Finalizing Adoption 115 Medical History 115 Home Study 116 OK to Advertise? 117 Changing Laws 117 Cross-Country: Interstate Adoption 118 Do You Need a Law Degree? 118 State Adoption Law Chart 119 Is Your State Adoption Friendly? 124 The Least You Need to Know 126 11 Going International 127 Adopting Abroad 128 Should You Adopt Internationally? 129 Are International Adoptions More Difficult? 131 Are International Adoptions Faster? 131 Page xi Getting Medical Information 131 Racial Issues Play a Role 132 Intercountry Adoptions Are Usually Not Open Adoptions 132 Life in an Orphanage 135 Arranging an International Adoption 135 Finding Your Child 136 Making Your Child Comfortable 138 Getting Physical 139 For More Information 139 The Least You Need to Know 139 Part 3: Finding Your Child 141 12 Getting to Know You: The Home Study 143 Why Have a Home Study?
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17 3 Children Who Need Families From babies to older kids: Who are they, where are they, and why are they there? 29 4 Birthparents Who Choose Adoption Why and how birthparents decide adoption is the right choice for them and their children. 47 5 Gathering Information Finding adoptive parent groups, Internet sources, and other help tailored to your needsit's out there! 57 Part 2: What Are Your Options? 67 6 The Adoption Arrangers What you need to know about the people and organizations who make adoptions happen.