Millions of children around the world are currently being raised in “grandfamilies.” In this excerpt from a new guidebook, learn how to make sense of your new role and explain this unique form of kinship adoption to your child.
10 Tips for Adoptive Parents
Step 1: “It is possible for many people to adopt children, babies and older kids.” Read this, and other pearls of wisdom from The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Adoption.
10 Steps to Adoption
Step 1: “Forget everything you’ve heard about how impossible or hard it is to adopt.” Read this, and other pearls of wisdom from The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Adoption.
Your First Meeting with an Expectant Mother
For prospective adoptive parents hoping to meet an expectant mother, few situations are more anxiety-inducing than their first encounter. Whether you plan to meet in person or over the phone, knowing ahead of time what questions to ask-and not ask-can reduce your anxiety and help you make the most of this opportunity to obtain information.
[Book Review] The Encyclopedia of Adoption, third edition
This reference volume is jam-packed with all of the adoption information you could want, plus more! There are more than 400 concise subject entries that range from assisted reproductive technology to open adoption to zero population growth.