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Keywords

Adoption, international, Parenting, Adoptive families

 

Authors

  1. Stoeckle, Mary L. PhD, RN

ABSTRACT

International adoptions are occurring in ever-increasing numbers in the United States. Nurses are providing care for families who have experienced international adoption and therefore would benefit from learning what the process entails. This article describes the experiences of one nurse who adopted two children from China. Her experiences can enrich other nurses and help them understand what a mother goes through when traveling to a foreign country to adopt a child.