Statistics on Cost of Adopting
Domestic public agency adoption: Zero to $2,500 Domestic private agency adoption: $4,000 to $30,000+ Domestic independent adoption: $8,000 to $30,000+ Intercountry private agency or independent adoption: $7,000 to $25,000 Estimates of Specific Adoption Costs Adoption Benefits... Adoption Benefits: Employers as Partners in Family Building
Laura Michaels, 33, has been a secretary at the Campbell Soup Company in Camden, New Jersey, since 1982. Three years ago she and her husband, Jim, decided to adopt a child. Because Laura's sister has Down syndrome, she and her husband wanted to provide a home for a child with "special needs." ... How to Make the Wait for Your Child Easier to Bear
When your home study is approved by your local adoption agency and your documents are mailed to your chosen placement agency, you may go through a difficult time. Most adoptive parents start out with a mixture of eager anticipation and fear that something will go wrong. For many people, hope tends... Adopting a Child in Britain
Web site and e-mail addresses correct as of April 2004 Books Books concerning adoption are of several types: there are Scholarly studies of adoption as a social institution, Handbooks of rules and practice for social workers, lawyers and other professionals, Novels and stories...
More ideas to do while waiting
January 11, 2007, 8:14 pm
*Go to an adoption-related conference - there are local conferences, regional conferences and national conferences. Pick a JCICS conference, or a NACAC conference, or even a social worker conference that deals with adoption issues. Holly van Gulden does some fascinating conferences, Nancy... Book review: The Stork Market
May 24, 2007, 8:09 pm
I donít like extreme points of view.
I donít like self-published books.
And, as a writing snob, I donít like sentences that cause me to think, ďWhere was the editor?Ē
Despite all of these things, I do like Mirah Ribenís new book, The Stork Market: Americaís Multi-Billion Dollar... Adoption Expo - who's been? How was it?
October 5, 2006, 11:02 am
Next month I am going to an adoption expo sponsored by SPAFA, Southern Piedmont Adoptive Families of American, Inc. in November. I'm going as a representative of the North Carolina chapter of Families for Russian and Ukranian Adoption (FRUA) and I'll also be selling my book as a fundraiser for...