Linda Toms Barker, Megan Kirshbaum, PhD, et al.
(Through the Looking Glass, 1997) [112 pages]
This handbook is designed to prepare persons with disabilities for the adoption process along with agency and internet adoption resources. "As a woman with a disability you may feel that adoption is not really an option for you, because you fear that adoption agencies will discriminate against you on the basis of your disability...Dealing with adoption eligibility criteria can be frustrating, burdensome, time-consuming and intrusive. Indeed, some adoptive parents question whether eligibility criteria should exist at all...Women with significant disabilities attempting to adopt need to be prepared to address a wide range of barriers that they might encounter and decide ahead of time how strongly they feel about their decision to adopt. To be successful with the adoption option may mean being prepared to deal with a variety of barriers."