The Ultimate Insider's Guide to Adoption

Everything You Need to Know About Domestic and International Adoption


By Elizabeth Swire Falker

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This comprehensive, accessible guide leads you with confidence through every decision you’ll have to make during the adoption process — including the ones that you’d never know to expect.

So you’ve made the decision to adopt. What’s next? For starters, how do you know whether domestic or international adoption is right for you? (And what are the real differences between the two?) Adoption insider Elizabeth Swire Falker answers these questions and many more.

As an attorney who practices in the area of adoption and has worked with hundreds of families, and as an adoptive parent herself, she offers expert advice on each stage of the process.

Complete with checklists, tips, sidebars, and plenty of advice, it shows you how to:

  • Identify which adoption experts you do and don’t need
  • Find the right birth mother or choose the right country for your family-and how to spot red flags in potential situations
  • Select an attorney or agency and prepare for your home visit
  • Finance an adoption on a budget, manage the red tape, and get around the roadblocks
  • Navigate all of the complex emotions that surface along the way

With Elizabeth Swire Falker’s warm yet been-there-done-that voice, The Insider’s Guide to Adoption is sure to become a tried-and-true resource for adoptive parents everywhere.

On Sale
Jun 27, 2009
Page Count
368 pages

Elizabeth Swire Falker

About the Author

Elizabeth Swire Falker, Esq. (Liz), is a graduate of Wellesley College and the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. After spending eight years establishing herself as a commercial litigator in New York City, Liz took a brief break from the practice of law to focus on her own infertility issues. While undergoing treatment for infertility she wrote and published the bestselling, “cult classic”, The Infertility Survival Handbook. In 2004, after enduring her own difficult journey to become a parent, which included seven IVF cycles, countless miscarriages, and three adoptions, Liz opened her own law practice devoted to educating and supporting others as they face similar challenges building their family. As her private practice began to grow, Liz published her second mass market book, The Ultimate Insider’s Guide to Adoption. More than ten years later, after publishing two commercial books to critical and popular acclaim, Liz has represented close to two thousand clients as they have navigated their way through the complex waters of third-party assisted reproduction and adoption law.

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