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Table of Contents Chapter 1: Domestic versus International Adoption The Pros, The Cons And All The Beautiful Screaming Babies On Airplanes! ? The Baby Age Issue ? Birth Family Contact and Identity Issues ? Estimated Time to Parenthood: Houston we have problem! ? Ethnicity ? Finances ? Medical Background and Health Information ? Parents with "Special Needs" Chapter 2: Affording Adoption A Little Creativity Goes A Long Way To Making Your Dreams A Reality! ? Show Me The Money! ? Grants, Loans, Your Boss and Uncle Sam To The Rescue. ? Adoption Insurance: Is it really worth it? ? Still Having a Hard Time Coming Up With Cold Hard Cash? Chapter 3: The Infamous and Anxiety-Provoking Home Study! ? Avoiding the Home Study from Hell ? The Essential Home Study Check-List Chapter 4: Beginning a Domestic Adoption Agencies and Attorneys De-Mystified For The Soon-To- Be Sleep Deprived ? Agencies ? Attorneys ? Facilitators ? HIRING YOUR ADOPTION PROFESSIONAL ? Hiring an Agency ? Hiring an Attorney ? KNOW YOUR STATE LAW Chapter 5: Managing A Domestic Adoption Adoptive Parent Profiles, Birth Families, Cell Phones And Sudden Terror Attacks! ? FILLING OUT YOUR PLACEMENT PROFILE ? Understanding Placement Profiles and Birth Family Situations ? Evaluating Prospective Situations: What Matters, What You Need To Know ? Understanding Closed, Open and Semi-Open Adoptions ? FINDING A BABY AND BECOMING A MARKETING EXPERT ? Designing Adoptive Parent Profiles. The Most Surreal Marketing Campaign, Selling You! ? Talking to Birth Mothers: And You Thought Meeting Your In-Laws Was Scary! ? Cell Phones and That First Frightening Contact! ? Coping with Birth Mothers Who Choose To Parent Or Who Aren't Really Serious About Making An Adoption Plan: Scoping Out the Scammers and Identifying the Risky Situations Chapter 6: Waiting for Placement To Shower Or Not To Shower (Baby Showers That Is)? ? To Shower or Not-to-Shower ? Deciding Whether To Decorate A Nursery (I know this is scary!) ? Deciding Whether To Breast Feed? Yes, It Can Be Done! ? Deciding Whether To Attend The Birth, Sit In The Waiting Room, Or Stay Home And Wait For A Phone Call. Chapter 7: Bringing Baby Home. The Joyous Part Of Your Life And The Sleep Deprivation (And No Showers) Finally Begins! ? Traveling to Get Baby: Buying Plane Tickets and Making Travel Arrangements Ahead Of Time. ? The Essential Domestic Expecting-to-Adopt Travel Checklist ? Living In A Hotel With A Newborn: Let's Give The Term Honeymoon New Meaning! ? The Essential Domestic Adoption Living-in-a- Hotel Check-List ? Coming Home: Managing Friends and Family, Sleeplessness Nights, Piles of Laundry and The Post- Adoption Blues Chapter 8: Managing an International Adoption Agencies, Attorneys, and Dossiers Demystified For The Soon-To-Be Jet Lagged. ? CHOOSING A COUNTRY ? CHOOSING YOUR ADOPTION PROFESSIONAL ? Hiring an Agency ? Hiring an Attorney ? COMPLETING YOU DOSSIER AND CIS FORMS (without losing your mind and eyesight). ? Agency Paperwork ? I-600A and USCIS Documentation ? International Paperwork and your Dossier Chapter 9: Preparing for Parenthood Packing, Shopping, Planning and Sleeping! ? Traveling to Get Baby! Buying Plane Tickets and Making Travel Arrangements Ahead Of Time. ? The Essential International Expecting-to- Adopt Travel Checklist ? International Adoption and Medicine: Talking to a specialist about your baby's medical condition and getting your immunizations. ? Decorating a nursery, buying age and developmentally appropriate toys. ? Deciding Whether To Breast Feed? Yes, It Can Be Done! Chapter 10: Bringing Baby Home From Boston to Beijing and Back! ? Living In A Hotel In A Foreign Country With A Baby: Mattresses, sight-seeing and sleep-deprivation with sub-titles! ? The Essential International Adoption Living-In-a-Hotel Check-List. ? Traveling With Baby: From Beijing to Boston, hold- on you're in for a bumpy ride! ? The Essential Traveling Home on an Airplane for Eighteen Hours Checklist. ? Coming Home: Managing Friends and Family, Sleeplessness Nights, Piles of Laundry And The Post- Adoption Blues!
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
Adoption -- United States.
Adoptive parents -- United States.