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Table of Contents
Chapter 1 The child adoption laws
Chapter 2 What is an adoption?
Chapter 3 What to ask your state regulatory agency
Chapter 4 What kind of child?
Chapter 5 Types of adoptions
Chapter 6 All about birth mothers
Chapter 7 Special needs
Chapter 9 Who gets the newborn baby first?
Chapter 10 The "ins and outs" of private adoptions
Chapter 11 A look at interstate adoptions
Chapter 12 Going international
Chapter 13 The home study
Chapter 14 Fees and expenses