(Taken from the Adoption Glossary)
Institutionalization: The short-term or long-term placement of children in institutions, such as hospitals, group homes or orphanages. Placement in institutions during early critical developmental periods, and for lengthy periods of time, is often associated with developmental delays due to... [more
Children and Adolescents with Conduct Disorder
What is conduct disorder? Children with conduct disorder repeatedly violate the personal or property rights of others and the basic expectations of society. A diagnosis of conduct disorder is likely when symptoms continue for 6 months or longer. Conduct disorder is known as a "disruptive...
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... Foster Grandparent Program Factsheet
The Citizen Service Act (H.R. 4854) would reauthorize the programs administered by Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), including the Foster Grandparent Program, for five years. H.R. 4854 was passed by the House Education and Workforce Committee on June 12 and is awaiting action... International Adoption and Language Development
Delays in speech and language development are the most common delays presented in internationally adopted children. Actually, they are the most predominant type of delay in the general population of children, regardless of whether a child is born into or adopted into their family. The good news is...
Get Yourself Ready For Hague Compliance
August 23, 2007, 6:39 am
You may remember that, back in June, I asked you if you knew whether your adoption agency was Hague compliant . Now, I've got a follow-up question: Are you ready for Hague?
The Hague Convention on Intercountry Adoption mandates that prospective parents have 10 hours of training in adoption... Who's the New Girl?
February 17, 2009, 11:33 pm
Hi! I'm Robyn, mom to Jack via private, domestic, US adoption. I'm happy to be making my Adoption Blogs debut!
I chose adoption as a way to build a family when I was 13. At that time, Ceauşescu had been deposed in Romania, and the plight of the Romanian orphans became public. I decided I... Neuro Reorg: Hope for the Hopeless
April 11, 2011, 10:21 am
Hopeless. Thatís 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...