International Adoption. (Chapter 7 in Adoption: The Essential Guide to Adopting Quickly and Safely)
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This chapter provides an overview of international adoption, discusses the pros and cons of international adoption compared to domestic adoption, and reviews the international adoption process step-by-step. A chart compares the adoption requirements, wait time, costs, travel requirements, common age and gender of available children, and possible health problems in China, Russia, Guatemala, Korea, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, and Ethiopia. Finally, strategies are provided for finding the best international adoption program.
adoption; intercountry adoption; adoptive parents; adoption preparation; adoption process