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Download The Russian Adoption Handbook: How to Adopt from Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Bulgaria, Belarus, Georgia, Azerbaijan and Moldova epub

by John Maclean

Adopting a child can be one of life's most rewarding experiences. Unfortunately, complex policies, legal risks, and fewer available children make adopting domestically difficult. International adoption offers a solution to parents yearning for a child of their own.American parents are now adopting over 5000 children a year from Russia and Eastern Europe. John Maclean's The Russian Adoption Handbook is a comprehensive guide to adopting a child from overseas.From the pitfalls to the practical, the rewards to the risks, The Russian Adoption Handbook leads parents through the maze of:How the international adoption process works.How to start the process.What you need to know before traveling to Russia and Eastern Europe.Making the most out of your trip-the inside scoop on customs, hotels, and food.The children's homes, the courts, and the questions that need to be asked.Medical issues, special adoption doctors, and travel requirements.Post adoption procedures, and much, much more.Practical, accurate, and written with a father's sense of humor, The Russian Adoption Handbook is the most comprehensive and up-to-date guide to adoption yet.
Download The Russian Adoption Handbook: How to Adopt from Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Bulgaria, Belarus, Georgia, Azerbaijan and Moldova epub
ISBN: 0595301150
ISBN13: 978-0595301157
Category: Law
Subcategory: Foreign & International Law
Author: John Maclean
Language: English
Publisher: iUniverse (January 4, 2004)
Pages: 558 pages
ePUB size: 1636 kb
FB2 size: 1566 kb
Rating: 4.4
Votes: 531
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This book is chock full of specific and useful information, everything from shopping for agencies to how to evaluate a child before you adopt for potential medical/developmental issues (including a list of pediatricians who specialize in international adoption) to what to put on line 12 of form I-600A. He describes the regions and gives web addresses for online information. The most recent edition is from 2004 and as international adoption rules seem to change frequently, it would be great if the author did another more current edition. It seems the changes are more 'in word' than 'deed' however, and the gist of things is much the same. As someone just beginning the journey, this book has already helped me make major and solid decisions. Maclean is honest and doesn't talk down to you. This is for parents who want to be active, engaged advocates for their children even before you've met them and has good info. about countries other than Russia as well.
A very good, helpful book, although a bit dated now. We're looking at adopting from the Ukraine, so some of his information about that country is old, especially when it comes to traveling to Poland to deal with the US Embassy. Much of the information comes from the author's perspective so he makes some comment that I could just ignore. When you come to some recommendations he has about dealing with children you'll have to make your own judgement. But it was a good book and provided a lot of insight I wouldn't have had otherwise.
I cannot begin to say how helpful this book has been in our adoption process. I am sure that we are several months ahead of where we would have been had we not had this book as a resource. All of the information that you want to ask your adoption agency but forget to ask, plus questions you don't even know to ask are answered in this book. Don't let the size of the book overwhelm you, Maclean has such a fun writing style that the book is easy to pour over. I highly recommend this book very early in the process just to help with the initally paperwork, but if it isn't bought that early it still has loads of information for any stage of the process. Maclean also references many other books and websites for specific concerns through-out the book. This book is worth every penny!
This book provides the best overview I have seen of all aspects of the adoption process with particulars that are relevant just to adopting from Russia. Having said that, it must also be acknowledged that it is difficult to be all things to all people. The book is often too general about some topics that could, in themselves, constitute an entire book. This is not really a criticism though; this is an excellent resource that can be supplemented with other titles as needed. Except for one irritating feature--a large number of typographical and formatting errors which diminishe the credibility of the author--the book is well worth buying.
My husband and I are begining our adoption journey and have just signed with an agency. I found that this book contained much more practical, usable information than I have read elsewhere. They even tell you how to fill out all of the forms, when to call the INS, and what types of payments different government agencies will accept in different states. It also includes reviews of hotels in Moscow and how they are toward adoptive parents. This book has prepared me for much more than I expected. A 5 star must read if you are adopting or plan to adopt from Russia.
My husband and I have decided to adopt from Russia. I bought this book for information and it has not let me down! I have highlighted sections of this book to go back to for referance. This book has tons of necessary information from A-Z in the whole Russian adoption process. This book has so much to offer and I highly recomend the book.
Like so many others, I found this book to be invaluable during the process of adopting my son. Our agency gave us lots of good information and there are some great internet resources, but nothing beats having a resource in print that you know has been carefully researched and isn't just anecdotal. Besides, how many times can you really call your agency in a day and not start to feel like they think you're a little nutty?

Everyone adopting from EE should buy this book.
I got this book after I was 3/4 thru the process. Boy do I wish I'd had it sooner. I highly recommend it. Definitely gives very, VERY practical advice about traveling to Russia and going thru the adoption process!