An International and Nontraditional Adoption Reader
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Welcome Home! by Lita Linzer Schwartz
Book DescriptionExamine the pros and cons of nontraditional adoption! Welcome Home! An International and Nontraditional Adoption Reader is an essential guide to the process, pros, and cons of adopting children from outside the United States, with special needs, and/or from a different racial/cultural background. The book documents every aspect of the adoption procedure--from working with "facilitators," adoption agencies, and attorneys to mixed reactions over a child's possible loss of heritage as the result of a transracial or multicultural adoption. Parents and adoptees offer unique, firsthand perspectives on the cautions and benefits of nontraditional adoption. Americans adopted more than 20,000 children from other countries in 2001, a number that reflects humanitarian motives, the desire to adopt a child from a specific country, and/or frustration with the domestic adoption system. Including a foreword by United States Representative Ted Strickland, Welcome Home! is a practical resource for anyone thinking of establishing a family or adding to their own. The book provides insight into the adoption process, open adoption, biracial adoption, adopting a special needs child, cultural attitudes, and how to handle an adopted child's questions in later years. It also addresses specific adoption issues, including: how to verify an agency's credentials; how an agency negotiates with the birth mother; state and country laws and practices; tax benefits; and expenses, including legal and medical costs; and includes research findings on the Northeast-Northwest Collaborative Adoption Projects (N2CAP) Welcome Home! tells the stories of: * Naomi and Fred, an intermarried couple (she's Jewish, he's not) who adopted a Greek baby in 1962 * "Tina" and "Lee," a lesbian couple, who adopted a baby from China * Marianne, a professor of child and adolescent psychiatry at the University of Lund in Sweden, who adopted babies from Iran and Thailand--several years after her divorce * Pamela, a divorced mother of four biological children who has adopted babies from Viet Nam and China * All of her biological children * Mildred--Pamela's mother and the children's grandmother * Karen, adoptive mother and national chairperson for Families for Russian and Ukrainian adoption (FRUA) * William, adoptive father of miracle sisters from Romania * and many more! Welcome Home! is an invaluable source of unusual insight for psychologists, psychiatrists, marriage and family therapists, adoption agencies, counselors, social workers, attorneys, physicians, academics, and, of course, anyone considering adoption.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780789017734
(216mm x 156mm x 25mm)
Imprint: Routledge Member of the Taylor and Francis Group
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Publish Date: 10-Oct-2003
Country of Publication: United States
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