How to Adopt Internationally: A Guide for Agency-Directed and Independent Adoptions

Book Cover: How to Adopt Internationally: A Guide for Agency-Directed and Independent Adoptions
Editions:Paperback
ISBN: 0940352133

Nelson-Erichsen and Erichsen, Mesa House Publishing

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How to Adopt Internationally is organized around 23 easy-to-follow steps that lead readers through every phase of the international adoption process from finding an agency and organizing a home study to choosing a country to adopt from, working through emigration and immigration, traveling abroad, and adjusting to a new life with a child. The book includes detailed instructions for estimating the cost of an international adoption and also provides samples of almost all forms and documents parents will be required to provide, including sample guidelines used to conduct a home study. (See Table of Contents for a complete list of all forms provided.) The last half of the book provides up-to-date and in-depth information on the adoption laws and requirements for 68 child-placing countries including Russia, Romania, Ukraine, China, Korea, Vietnam, Guatemala, Chile, Mexico, and Colombia. (See Table of Contents for a complete list of all forms provided.

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) This latest edition also includes Internet addresses for finding important updates regarding international adoption on the World Wide Web including sites for downloading INS forms, contacting Embassies and agencies overseas, finding country-specific adoptive parent support groups, up-to-date travel information, and much more. This is the most comprehensive and up-to-date guide to international adoption available anywhere.

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