Adoption is not something to be decided on a whim. Many factors must be taken into account before you begin this exciting but exhausting process. Do your research and check out these seven books:
- The Adoption Decision by Laura Christianson
Are you really ready for adoption? Laura Christianson’s groundbreaking book on adoption will present you with the key considerations you need to make an informed decision.
- Forever Mom by Mary Ostyn
If your decision to adopt is guided by faith, be sure to consult “Forever Mom,” which offers the perspective of a mother who has navigated the international adoption process several times.
- The Complete Book of International Adoption by Dawn Davenport
Considering international adoption? You’ll definitely want to check out “The Complete Book of International Adoption,” which will help you decide if international adoption is right for your family.
- In On It: What Adoptive Parents Would Like You To Know by Elisabeth O’Toole
This Mom’s Choice Award winner is aimed at the friends and family members of adoptive parents, but it’s also a great read for those considering adoption. The book addresses a variety of major questions about adoption, while also giving prospective adoptive parents a close look at the process. Get one copy for yourself and several others for your loved ones.
- Adopt Without Debt by Julie Gumm
Are the financial implications of adoption keeping you from pursuing your dreams of starting a family? Julie Gumm offers a variety of tactics for budgeting and raising the necessary funds for your adoption.
- 99 Things You Wish You Knew Before Adoption by Robert and Jeffrey Kasky
This useful guide for prospective parents explores the many myths that continue to surround adoption. After you read it, you’ll have a better idea as to whether you’re prepared to be an adoptive parent.
- Instant Mom by Nia Vardalos
It might not be a how-to book, but you may learn more from Nia Vardalos’ narrative than from any adoption guide. In “Instant Mom,” the actress explains why she chose adoption and how she transitioned after meeting her adopted daughter.
The adoption process can be confusing, particularly for D.C. residents. Thankfully, there are numerous resources to help you get through this journey in one piece. DiPietro Family Law is an especially useful resource; get in touch today to learn more about how the family law firm can guide you through the adoption process.