Adopting and Advocating for the Special Needs Child

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von L. Anne Babb, Rita Laws
Bergin & Garvey (Mai 1997)
Gebundene Ausgabe, 280 Seiten
Maße: 16 x 24 cm
ISBN: 0897894898


Although definitions vary from state to state, special needs children include those with mental, physical, and emotional disabilities and those with problems due to their age, sibling status, race, and such risk factors as exposure to drugs in utero. Completely frank and remarkably compassionate, this detailed, comprehensive guide to the issues, participants, process, and outcomes involved in adopting children who will require special support is an important, sorely needed addition to the current informational literature on adoption. Babb and Laws bring professional and personal experience to the task of demystifying special needs adoption, and they cover such key topics as how to find a child, prepare for adoptive parenthood, anticipate early placement experiences, manage finances, advocate within the educational system, and cope when things go wrong. Tables, checklists, and frequent references to additional resources add value to their informed advice to prospective adoptive parents. Kathryn Carpenter (Zitat: