The author, Natalie Nichols Gillespie, is an adoptive mom and a wonderful advocate for the orphan. Her book has stood the test of time as a valuable resource for families just beginning their journey to the fatherless.
Successful Adoption brings a practical and spiritual view of adoption. Topics include: types of adoption, where to begin, necessary paperwork, finances required – and how to raise them, listing of reputable adoption agencies, building strong bonds with an adopted child, when and how to tell a child she is adopted, the long-term affects of adoption, and God’s blessing through adoption.
The guide includes practical checklists, timelines, real life stories, sample documents, phone numbers and web-addresses. All of these materials will help those who are actively pursuing adoption.
Successful Adoption also includes real-life stories from families who have adopted, including: Steven and Mary Beth Chapman, Stormie Omartian, Karen Kingsbury, Nicole C. Mullen, Senator Sam Brownback and others.
The author is a gifted speaker and mentor who has helped countless individuals and couples on the adoption quest. She is frequently seen at the Christian Alliance for Orphans conferences.