Author Archive: admin

rss feed

Questions to ask an Adoption Therapist to Determine Competence

Questions to ask an Adoption Therapist to Determine Competence

I found this list on the Secret Sons & Daughters website. The site has a lot of excellent comments from counselors, so visit and check out what they say. In the meantime, here’s a list of 10 questions that adoption therapist Leslie Pate Mackinnon recommends you ask when choosing an adoption therapist. 1. What is […]

By April 2, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Adoption secret

Adoption secret

While most adoptive parents have learned the importance of telling their children they are adopted from an early age, sometimes it doesn’t happen. Steve Lickteig learned at 18 that the girl he believed was his sister was actually his biological mother. Steve is the senior producer for National Public Radio’s Weekend All Things Considered in […]

By March 17, 2014 2 Comments Read More →
Three generations of adoption

Three generations of adoption

By Kate Hilpern, The Guardian: When Ray Victor Lewis’s mother gave him up for adoption in 1936, she left him with a small Bible. Inside the front cover, the inscription reads, “Ray of Sunshine, Victorious over all.” Ray’s name wasn’t changed by his new parents, although he was a baby. Nor were the circumstances of […]

By March 16, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Build Self-Esteem in Black Girls

Build Self-Esteem in Black Girls

I love the advice in the article below about empowering our black girls and making them feel powerful and beautiful. If we affirm our little girls in these ways, they will feel more beautiful and secure in themselves and their looks. I found this article on Baby & Blog 1. Daily Affirmations. Give lots of praise […]

By March 5, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Australia Eases Adoption Rules

Australia Eases Adoption Rules

Prime Minister Tony Abbott will slash court processes for some Australian couples trying to adopt children from overseas, in the first of a potential series of changes aimed at making overseas adoptions faster and easier. Under the current system, couples adopting children from countries which have not signed up to The Hague Convention can wait […]

By March 4, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Cambodia Allows Adoptions

Cambodia Allows Adoptions

Cambodia’s central adoption agency says it will begin allowing intercountry adoptions in 2014, but did not provide a specific timeline. It is likely children from Cambodia’s state-run institutions and children with special needs will be placed for adoption first. The country is in the process of ensuring steps are in place to carefully monitor adoptions […]

By February 25, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Parents Shape Orphans’ Brains

Parents Shape Orphans’ Brains

National Public Radio (NPR) a US radio program recently aired a program about Izidor Ruckel, who was adopted from an abusive orphanage in Romania by an American couple when he was 11. After years of conflicts with his adoptive parents, they reunited and became close when he as an adult. According to Nim Tottenham,a professor […]

By February 25, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

A trip to Korea

Korea: The Journey

By February 23, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

Open Adoption Video

By February 23, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Adoption Company Arrests

Adoption Company Arrests

Four current and former employees of International Adoption Guides Inc. (IAG), an adoption services provider, have been indicted by a grand jury in South Carolina for allegedly conspiring to defraud the United States in connection with IAG’s adoption services in Ethiopia. IAG is a South Carolina company that identified children in Ethiopia for adoption and […]

By February 18, 2014 0 Comments Read More →