Table of contents for The ultimate insider's guide to adoption : everything you need to know about domestic and international adoption / Elizabeth Swire Falker.

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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.
Intercountry adoption.
Adoptive parents -- United States.