Title: “The Life Changing Decisions in Adoption: Advice to Those Considering Adopting a Child”
Author(s): Whitten, Kathleen.
Direct Link to article (as a pdf file): http://www. drwhittenonadoption. com/ lifechanging.pdf – Update: We removed this link because the original website no longer works.
Available from: National Council for Adoption (http://adoptioncouncil.org)
Abstract: This article is designed to help those considering adoption decide which child is right for them. It outlines four major considerations: child’s age, child’s ethnicity child’s health status, and comfort level in having a relationship with a child’s biological family. Factors that should be explored in each area are discussed.
More information about this publication, and many others, may be seen here: http://www.childwelfare.gov