Physician: China Adoption Medical Issues
What are some of the health concerns and social issues associated with international adoption from China? China is the number one country that places children for international adoption in the U.S. Virtually all children adopted from China are girls. The reasons for this discrepancy are the...
Early Transitions for Children and Families: Transitions from Infant/Toddler Services to Preschool
Transitions for young children can occur at a number of points: as the child moves from the hospital to the family's home, from care in the home to infant/toddler early intervention services, from infant/toddler services to preschool education, and from preschool to kindergarten and elementary... Cornell Expert Calls for Protecting Children the Way We Protect Alligators and Spotted Owls
ITHACA, N.Y. -- Wildlife preservationists have been successful enough in rescuing species from the brink of extinction that some of their methods should be applied to protecting children, says a Cornell University expert. "The wildlife model doesn't focus on individuals but on protecting the... From Hell to Heaven: How Orphan Care Evolves
Level 1: Hell June, 2002 - Recently, at a City Council meeting in Minnesota, plans were approved for the building of a privately funded orphanage. The adoption community views this as a giant step backward. The following article explains why. Paco is in hell. Not because he sinned, but because...
Learning How to Trust
April 30, 2012, 6:29 pm
Tonight I had the privilege of talking to a great woman who has a heart for foster child adoption. She had such a neat perspective to share. I enjoyed our conversation. She desires to adopt a foster child that has dealt with loss or trauma in their life. What an interesting desire. It stems from... What's In A Name?
July 27, 2011, 10:21 am
To change an adopted child's name or Not. That is the highly debated question.
On the one hand, it's natural for parents to dream of naming their children, long before they've met them. I had names picked out long before I had my first boyfriend!
On the other hand, some parents feel... A Child's View
December 9, 2010, 10:32 am
When my son was four, he proudly announced that when he grew up, he was going to be a "girl zookeeper". I said, "That's nice, Charlie. I am glad that you're going to be a zookeeper, but when you grow up you're probably going to be a man."
"Why?" he asked.
"Because, most girls grow up to be...
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Understanding Your Child - Birth, Child, Children, Development
The Inner World of the Adopted Child Child psychologist Dr. Christopher Alexander offers insight into the needs and concerns of adopted children, including family interaction, child development, and anger.
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Toddlers will be able to follow two- or three-phrase commands, sort objects by shape and color, imitate the actions of adults and playmates, and express a wide range of emotions
Child Development - Toddlers (1-2 years old)
Information about milestones, delays, and parenting skills for toddlers ages one to two