The Beginner's Guide to Adoption
INTRODUCTION "We can't have children of our own, and we're thinking about adopting a child. We feel really nervous about what we've heard about adoption and adopted kids. Would we love an adopted child as much as a child we produce? If we decide to adopt, we have no idea how to find a...
Trends in International Adoption - 2004 to 2009
International Adoption is just one of many ways in which parents can adopt a child. Children from all over the globe are waiting for their forever families and the statistics below show that Americans are responding to their plight. Unlike the United States, many countries don't have a domestic... Onchocerciasis (River Blindness)
Description Onchocerciasis is caused by the prelarval (microfilaria) and adult stages of the nematode Onchocerca volvulus and can result in dermatitis; subcutaneous nodules; lymphadenitis; and visual impairment, including blindness. The disease is transmitted by the bite of female Simulium flies... Information on Arboviral Encephalitides
Perspectives Arthropod-borne viruses, i.e., arboviruses, are viruses that are maintained in nature through biological transmission between susceptible vertebrate hosts by blood feeding arthropods (mosquitoes, psychodids, ceratopogonids, and ticks). Vertebrate infection occurs when the infected...
Resource Tuesday – World Vision
October 30, 2007, 6:16 am
Our family has a sponsored child living in Ethiopia through the World Vision program. An eight-year-old petite girl named Anyme. As with all large agencies, I am sure that they have their negative attributes. However, we can see that our sponsored daughter is receiving an education and needed... Half the Sky: Olympic Torchbearers!
October 1, 2007, 6:34 am
I just got a very interesting appeal in my inbox from Half the Sky. They've got a chance at winning (!) a slot as torchbearer for the 2008 Olympics. And they want to let the children carry it.
Can you picture that? And you can help.
Half the Sky , as the regular reader might recall , is... Transracial Adoption - Trendy or Taboo- Comments
July 10, 2007, 2:31 pm
As I have been writing about transracial adoption and the topic of how it is often portrayed as trendy or taboo , I have gotten a lot of great comments that I wanted to ensure did not get overlooked.
Here are some of the comments that I wanted to share, and my responses.
Rebecca, from the...