HBO Documentary: Broken Child
Remarks of Michael Mierendorf, writer and producer of the HBO documentary, BROKEN CHILD, upon accepting an award at the ATTACh Conference, Minneapolis, October, 2000. "In BROKEN CHILD, I tried to depict how the complex and cumulative effects of child abuse, neglect, and trauma can lead to mental... The Winning of Little Lynny
Every family that adopts a special needs child has an adventure to tell. Ours is special to us. This is the true story of how the Lord, out of brutal tragedy, brought glory to His name. All names (except Lynny's and our family) are made up to protect the privacy of those involved. India, 1991.... Helpful Adoption Terms to Know
Helpful Adoption Terms to Know (1/00) Abandonment Desertion of a child by a parent or adult primary care giver with no provisions for continued childcare nor with any apparent intention to return to resume caregiving. Abuse and Neglect Physical, sexual and/or emotional maltreatment. Child... PST, RAD, OCD, ADHD...An Alphabet of Childhood Psychiatric Diagnoses
Many children and families involved with the worlds of foster care and adoption are regularly assaulted with an alphabet soup of diagnoses, ranging from ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyper-activity Disorder) and ODD (Opposition Defiant Disorder) to RAD (Reactive Attachment Disorder) and PTSD ...
December 27, 2007, 5:41 pm
What kind of boundaries should adoptive parents set for their grown children? What if these children have a long history of stealing, lying, hurting others and remorseless, manipulative and anti-social behaviors?
I’ve heard from several parents lately of their very difficult grown children. ... A Year Later . . .
November 29, 2011, 7:40 am
Okay, I admit it, we have not traveled much since expanding our family. There is a two-fold reason: A family of seven does not fit easily into most host's homes nor a single hotel room. But that's the secondary reason.
Visiting people when you have 3 toddlers, one or two with attachment... Sadly Dealing With Issues That Appear Unresolvable
July 6, 2007, 6:34 am
Nancy verbally struggled with a lack of integrity in many of the children we adopt and in the world as a whole in her post while Sandra pointed out a horrible story in India that is a microcosm of a much bigger problem. I’d also bemoaned my own small attempts to make the world a better place...