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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 →
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 →
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 →
How to parent your adopted child

How to parent your adopted child

To celebrate Adoption Month, MK MetroKids wrote an interesting article providing tips on how to parent an adopted child. The painstaking process of adoption demands so much time and effort, it’s not unusual for adoptive moms and dads to put their practical parenting concerns on the back burner. This fact can lead to anxiety in that crucial post-adoption […]

By March 17, 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 →
Good news for Australian children

Good news for Australian children

NSW parents whose legal adoptions are finalized overseas will be able to obtain NSW birth certificates for their children under new laws to be introduced soon to State Parliament. Attorney General, Greg Smith SC, and Minister for Family and Community Services, Pru Goward, said the Government was seeking changes to the law to give children […]

By October 1, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Europeans Adopting Americans

Europeans Adopting Americans

As the number of international adoptions decrease, there is one country in which there has been an increase in infants being adopted internationally — the US. Europeans are adopting African American babies in higher numbers than ever. An adoption attorney said:  ’The Dutch families were just interested in adopting an infant. The color of the child’s […]

By September 30, 2013 0 Comments Read More →

Raising a child with RAD

  The mother of Julia recently wrote a book and an article for a magazine describing her experiences raising her daughter, who she adopted at 8 months from an orphanage in Siberia. Her goal in the article and the second video above is to help convince the Russian government to reopen adoptions to Americans. Her […]

By September 21, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Series about re-homing

Series about re-homing

I don’t believe most people in the US adopt internationally or anywhere for that matter without having the best intentions of loving the child and providing a healthy, happy forever home. But a series of articles by Reuters uncovers a big problem in the adoption world in the US and possibly outside of it. The […]

By September 17, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Writing tips for your kids

Writing tips for your kids

In France they are extremely strict about handwriting. Children begin learning cursive in kindergarten and are expected to write beautifully. My daughter had some dexterity issues and still struggles to meet the high handwriting standards required by her teachers. Below is a story I found on Specialism, a website dedicated to parents of special needs […]

By December 1, 2012 0 Comments Read More →