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Franklin, TN, United States, 2006/11/17 - We have an adoption author/expert available for interviews. November is Nat. Adoption Awareness Month and has been in the news with the upset over the Madonna's quick adoption of a boy from a third world country. Interview and book is available.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau there are over 125,000 children adopted every year in the United States. Thirteen percent of those children were born in a foreign country. Adoption has also received media attention with celebrities choosing to adopt including Angelina Jolie, Rosie O'Donnell, Nicole Kidman and Madonna.
There are several reasons people choose to adopt but the primary reason is because they struggle with infertility and they want to provide a loving home for a child without a family. The adoption process can be time consuming and filled with countless emotions and questions, but a new resource, So You Want to Adopt¡KNow What? (Regal Books, November 2006) written by Ruth Graham and Sara Dormon provides insight, support and practical advice for prospective adoptive parents, the birth parents, the adoptee, and adoption agencies.
Authors Sara Dormon is a clinical psychologist who has facilitated with adoptions for the past twenty-five years, and Ruth Graham, the daughter of evangelist Billy Graham and wife Ruth Bell Graham, have walked through the adoption process during Ruth's daughter's first unplanned pregnancy.
Dormon and Graham, who both have extensive experience with the adoption process, remind that there are delicate emotions that need to be protected for everyone involved including the birth parents and their child. So You Want to Adopt¡KNow What? will educate the readers in the following areas:
• Determine the right time for adoption
• Understanding domestic and international adoption and open and closed adoption
• Deciding between public, private and agency adoption
• Explanation of the costs, time line and legal process involved in adoption
• What to expect from the pre-adoption and post-adoption process
• Personal narratives from adoptive parents, adopted children and birth parents.
From their research and their own experiences, Dormon and Graham offer a candid, inside look into the joys and stress of a successful adoption.
Interview Topics to Consider:
• What every adoptive parent and parent placing their child for adoption should know about the adoption process.
• Celebrities and adoption: Do they receive preferential treatment? Have they helped create a stronger awareness for the cause?
• Personal stories of adoption ¡V the joys and sorrows.
An inside look at the entire adoption process: The birth parents, the prospective parents, the adoptee and the final outcome.