Adoption For Dummies
Part I: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Adoption but Didn’t Know Whom to Ask.
Chapter 1: Adoption Basics.
Chapter 2: Sorting It All Out: Types of Adoptions.
Chapter 3: The Adoption Process from Beginning to End.
Chapter 4: The Gasp Factor: What You Can Expect to Pay.
Chapter 5: Who Can Adopt?
Chapter 6: Building a Family through Adoption: Is It for You?
Part II: Getting Started and Moving Forward, One Milestone at a Time.
Chapter 7: Getting the Ball Rolling: Finding an Agency or Lawyer.
Chapter 8: Thinking about Your Future Child.
Chapter 9: Applications, Home Studies, and Other Really Fun Stuff.
Chapter 10: Doing Hard Time: The Wait.
Chapter 11: A Child’s Available! Now What? Placement and Follow-up Visits.
Chapter 12: Here Comes the Judge: The Court Appearance.
Part III: Birthmothers and Birthfathers.
Chapter 13: God Bless the Birthmothers.
Chapter 14: Birthfathers and Their Role in Your Adoption.
Chapter 15: Keeping in Touch: Meetings and Contact with the Birthmother.
Part IV: Issues Adoptive Families Face.
Chapter 16: All in the Family: Issues You Deal with at Home.
Chapter 17: Beyond the Family: Dealing with Outsiders.
Chapter 18: What Can Go Wrong and What You Can Do.
Chapter 19: In Search of . . . Birthparents.
Part V: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 20: Ten Great Books to Read to Your Kids.
Chapter 21: Ten Support Groups for Adoptive Families.
Chapter 22: Ten Helpful Web Sites.