The Chinese Adoption Handbook

How to Adopt from China and Korea

by John H. Maclean



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 1/4/2004

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Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 286
ISBN : 9780595297849
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 286
ISBN : 9780595750702

About the Book

Adopting a child can be one of life's most rewarding experiences. Unfortunately, complex policies, legal risks, and fewer available children can make a domestic adoption difficult. International adoption offers a solution to parents yearning for a child of their own.

American parents are now adopting over 6,000 children a year from China and Korea. John Maclean's The Chinese Adoption Handbook is a comprehensive guide to adopting a child from China and Korea.

From pitfalls to practical advice, the rewards to the risks, The Chinese Adoption Handbook leads parents through the international maze, including:

  • How the international adoption process works.
  • How to start the process.
  • What you need to know before traveling to China or Korea.
  • Making the most out of your trip-the inside scoop on customs, hotels, and shopping.
  • The children's homes, the U.S. Consulate visit, and the questions that need to be asked.
  • Medical issues, special adoption doctors, and travel requirements.
  • Post-adoption procedures and much, much more.

Practical, accurate, and written with a father's sense of humor, The Chinese Adoption Handbook is the most comprehensive and up-to-date guide to adoption from China and Korea.

About the Author

John H. Maclean is an attorney and lives in Atlanta, Georgia. He and his wife have adopted two children from Russia. He is also the author of The Russian Adoption Handbook: How to Adopt from Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Bulgaria, Belarus, Georgia, Azerbaijan and Moldova.