Adopting a Child in Britain
Assuming the introduction period has gone well, you can sooner or later expect to find yourself in your own home, with your new child or children. Alone. Panic! Why won’t she stop crying? Where’s his teddy gone? They let you watch what on TV?! Where’s the social worker? I’ve lost the foster...
Violent Children Are Not A Mystery
We think of violent children as mysteries and shocking anomalies. But as yet another schoolground tragedy confronts us, the realization of a chilling trend is becoming unavoidable. Juvenile crime has quadrupled over the past 25 years. In the past decade alone, weapons offenses for children has... Adoptive Mother’s Story
Hi, I am 38 years old, and because my husband and I couldn't have children, we adopted two beautiful children, siblings, 4 years ago. Our family was perfect ,so we thought. Our son at the time of adoption, was only 3, and would not get too close to us, ever. We tried holding, cuddling, etc. but... Alcohol and Minorities
Do blacks, Hispanics, American Indians, and Asians and Pacific Islanders in the United States drink more or less than whites drink? Do they have more alcohol-related medical problems? Do they receive treatment in proportion to their problems? In 1990, 68.3 percent of whites, 64.5 percent of...
Neuro Reorg: Hope for the Hopeless
April 11, 2011, 10:21 am
Hopeless. That’s how it felt. Nothing we did made a big enough difference. My dream of becoming a mother was fading fast. We spent so many years preparing to be parents. Then it took two years to finalize our adoption. Our son was nearly 10 years old when we adopted him from Kazakhstan. The... What Could Have Been
October 26, 2008, 6:24 pm
Over the weekend I got to see my beautiful niece, Lisa. I don’t get to spend as much time with her as I’d like so any time with her is treasured.
Lisa and my son, Sammy, are two months apart in age, but worlds apart in maturity. Talking with her made me contemplate what could have been if... What Does Attachment Look Like?
October 26, 2008, 4:01 pm
Sometimes people ask me “How will I know when my child is attached?”
That is one of those questions that doesn’t have a single answer. First of all attachment is a marathon, not a sprint. Your child does not suddenly become attached over night. It is a gradual process and you may be able to...
Adoptive Mother’s Story
Hi, I am 38 years old, and because my husband and I couldn't have children, we adopted two beautiful children, siblings, 4 years ago. Our family was perfect ,so we thought.Our son at the time of...