The Life Changing Decisions in Adoption

Title: “The Life Changing Decisions in Adoption: Advice to Those Considering Adopting a Child”

Author(s): Whitten, Kathleen.

Published: 2011

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 (

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.

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