While I feel stuck and lost on the graphic mark, I decided to start thinking about the book which is a big part of my thesis deliverable.
Who is the book for?
Couples or individuals who are searching for information specifically about older child adoption.
What's in it?
The book will provide non-biased information about adopting older children. My goal is not scare prospective parents but also not to keep their expectations too high that when they come across a hurdle during and after the adoption process they wouldn't know what to do. Having short real-life stories about older child adoption will definitely help the readers understand what they are or about to go through.
How is this possible?
The contents will be coming from books, articles both printed and online. Most importantly from those who I consider the "experts" in the adoption field. These are the people who work for adoption agencies, social workers, adoptive parents and adoptees themselves.
Below is a draft of the book content:
ii.Who are the children?
of having a home
of being a parent
the Decision to Adopt
going to make the decision with me?
I/we want to adopt?
i.How many children do I want to adopt?
ii.What age/s am I open to?
iv.Race and Ethnicity
v.What are the financial commitments?
ready am I?
i.What are my expectations?
ii.What I should expect instead?
iii.Who are the people that I consider as
my support system?
should I go to? (adoption agencies, lawyer and/or government organizations)
long is the entire process?
Home Study Process
i.Learning about a child’s past and
ii.Does it feel right? (Is it okay to
turn a referral down?)
matched with YOUR child
i.Finalizing the adoption
ii.Getting to know your child
than documents and records
can I do while waiting?
ii.Family, relatives and friends
Child is Finally Home
handle/what to expect on certain situations