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Beating the adoption game
Martin, Cynthia D.
Personal Author:
First edition.
Publication Information:
La Jolla, Calif. : Oak Tree Publications, [1980]

Physical Description:
304 pages ; 24 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Format :

On Order

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Booklist Review

These two new books on adoption address the issue from different perspectives, but both should prove useful in most public libraries. A copy of Beating the Adoption Game (newly revised with updated sources and two new chapters) should be handed to every prospective adoptive parent. If they're ever going to make it through the ``game,'' they're surely going to need it. Although Martin is emphatic in her contention that there are children available for adoption (she gives plenty of anecdotal evidence to support her claim), she is also well aware that finding them can take prospective parents into relatively uncharted waters. She describes how it's done in great detail, beginning with traditional adoptions through agencies (specifying who they reject and why) and continuing through less conventional methods such as advertising. Her coverage is broad, and she has words of advice for older adults, singles, and gays. Essential, down-to-earth help for anyone considering adoption. In and Hannah Wept, Gold looks at a specific group of prospective adoptive parents-Jewish couples. As with Martin's book, there is much information on infertility; Gold discusses this sensitive subject not only from a Jewish perspective, but also from more general emotional and medical points of view. While his advice on adoption is not as detailed as Martin's, it remains useful, particularly as a starting point. Of particular interest will be the discussion of how one goes about formally converting a child to Judaism. Both books will be indexed. IC.