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Why some children are so volatile

Why some children are so volatile

One moment your child is clinging to you at breakfast, with loving arms encircling your neck.  The next moment she screams and smashes the cereal bowl following a simple request to wipe Cheerios off the table.  That same child, who was just doting on you, is now reminding you that you’re the worst parent ever, […]

By April 16, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Haiti allows adoptions under Hague Agreement

Haiti allows adoptions under Hague Agreement

Haiti has signed the Hague Convention on Protection of Children and Co-Operation in Respect of  Intercountry  Adoption and will allow adoptions to begin again with new requirements in place. The US Department of State has warned there may be some delays as the new program is implemented in the country. Some of the changes include […]

By April 11, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Guide for dealing with trauma

Guide for dealing with trauma

The American Psychological Association (APA) has a guide to help foster and adoptive families cope with trauma. The free guide makes it clear that one should begin with the premise that all foster and adopted children have had trauma in their lives. At a minimum they have suffered a great loss, at a maximum they […]

By April 11, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Ethiopian Adoption Search Registry

Ethiopian Adoption Search Registry

A new website helps Ethiopian birth families find and connect with their children who were adopted abroad. Ethiopian Adoption Connection was created with the goal of matching Ethiopian birth families with their children adopted abroad. Their priority is helping those who cannot search or who have searched and been unsuccessful. Many adoptive families are fortunate […]

By April 8, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

What is attachment-focused therapy?

By April 8, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Where is your child from? Bedrooms from around the world

Where is your child from? Bedrooms from around the world

Our adopted children all have different beginnings. Some come from impoverished countries, others live in wealthy countries but have had tragic beginnings that left them abandoned and in need of a home. Photographer James Mollison came up with the idea to photograph children’s bedrooms around the world. He photographed bedrooms in the U.S., Mexico, Brazil, […]

By April 3, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

An adoptee’s homage to birth mothers

By April 1, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Brown emoticons hit the market

Brown emoticons hit the market

A company based in Mauritius, an island nation off the southeast coast of Africa, has created brown emoticons that can be uploaded for free from the Google Play store. For now they are compatible with external apps like WhatsApp and Twitter. Oju Africa created the emojis to counter the limited ethnicities available on Apple’s iPhones […]

By April 1, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Words of wisdom from an adoptee

Words of wisdom from an adoptee

Christine Brewer is a happy, well-adjusted young woman who was adopted when she was an infant. She recently started a blog to help parents and adopted children to understand the pain and confusion that can surround adoption and how it can be transformed. Christine was kind enough to answer some questions for Adopting While Abroad. […]

By March 31, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

Learning to love her black skin

By March 23, 2014 0 Comments Read More →