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Young Adults and Addiction: The Benefits of Inpatient Care

For many young people, drug use and experimentation is a rite of passage of sorts. However, experimenting with drugs and alcohol is far from harmless, and can often result in lifelong...

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Susan Soon-Keum Cox

Susan Soon-Keum Cox

Adoptee and the vice president of public policy and external...

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Ken Mullner

Ken Mullner

An adoptive parent and executive director of the National...

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Adam Pertman

Adam Pertman

Executive director of the Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute...

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Adoption Is a Family Affair!: What Relatives and Friends Must Know

This book reminds people that extended relatives are just as involved in the adoption process as potential parents. Johnston guides the reader on how you can talk to your relatives and get them excited about bringing a new child into the family.
Posted: 02/06/2008 03:46 PM EST more »

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Adoption Nation: How the Adoption Revolution Is Transforming America

A journalist and adoptive father traces the evolution of adoption from an institution marked by shame and secrets to a powerful force of cultural and social change.
Posted: 12/18/2007 11:02 AM EST more »

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Is Adoption for You: The Information You Need to Make the Right Choice

Adamec poses questions for you to consider when assessing yourself, your family, spouse, attorneys, and pediatricians, so that you become your own advocate for adoption. She discusses transracial and international adoption, single-parent adoption, infertility and—unusually evenhandedly—the option of remaining childless.
Posted: 12/18/2007 11:00 AM EST more »

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Making Sense of Adoption: A Parent's Guide

Melina helps parents anticipate and respond to their adopted children’s concerns in ways that build self-esteem. She does this through sample conversations, reassuring advice and age-specific activities.
Posted: 12/18/2007 11:02 AM EST more »

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The Adoption Resource Book

Gilman helps provide adoptive parents with a unique perspective for understanding their options, and helps those who choose to adopt a child.
Posted: 12/18/2007 11:01 AM EST more »

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The Complete Adoption Book: Everything You Need to Know to Adopt a Child

Just as the title says, this book covers the subject completely from what to do when deciding to adopt through necessary advice for raising an adopted child.
Posted: 12/18/2007 11:01 AM EST more »

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The Family of Adoption

Pavao, a nationally known family and adoption therapist, describes the grief processes, dilemmas and potentials for healing of birth mothers and adoptive parents.
Posted: 12/18/2007 11:02 AM EST more »