Adopting a Native American Child
Whether you are interested in adopting a Native American child, an adoption professional working with Native and Indigenous Peoples, or a Native American adoptee trying to reconnect with your culture and heritage, chances are you've encountered the complexities of the Indian Child Welfare Act ....
CDC's Prevention Activities that Target Actual Causes of Death
CDC has initiated numerous activities and programs aimed at addressing the behavior and lifestyle factors that contribute to deaths from this nation's leading killers including heart disease, cancer and stroke. These factors - such as smoking, poor nutrition and physical inactivity - are called... Nutrition Books Ages 4 through 8
Animal Action ABC Karen Pandell, Art Wolfe (Photographer), Abriel Jecan, Nancy Sheehan (Photographer) This captivating book teaches action words and gets children up and moving, imitating animals. The Apple Pie Tree Zoe Hall Colorful illustrations follow each season as an apple tree grows... My Son's Racial Identity
Shortly after my oldest son moved in (I have adopted 2 boys and am in the process of adopting a third), I received a call from his school, telling me there was a problem. After making sure he was all right, I was told that the problem was that he did not check off which race he was. (He is of...
Weird and OK With It
February 7, 2011, 3:51 pm
Our family is weird. I am not saying I do not like it or that I do not add to the quirkiness, just saying we are weird. This Saturday is only one example of that. We had a pretty busy day planned with a family activity, chores and a sporting event all on the calendar. Late the night before I got... Nature vs. Nurture
December 24, 2010, 7:57 am
My son is pretty shy, painfully shy actually. His teachers are always telling me how quiet he is and that he is the perfect student because he never makes any noise. Well, he may be perfect (proud mom talking now) but not because he is quiet. He is just so timid he doesn't dare utter a sound.... Special Need: Cleft Lip and Palate
February 21, 2011, 7:41 pm
My next entry in the special needs series deals with cleft lip and cleft palate. Like my last post , these special needs are correctable in the United States and are quite common among waiting children in international programs. Cleft lip and cleft palate are actually two different congenital...
Lost Without an Identity
This is a story about my mother. Sometime, in November of 1947, a little baby girl was born, supposedly, in Oklahoma. This little baby was taken home by a couple. From my understanding, and recent... Adoptee and Birthmother: A Dual Journey of Healing
How can you possibly heal as a birthmother when first you are an adoptee? You spend your time trying to fill the void, trying to find your roots and healing the split-off parts that run you. In fact,... Hello, Nice To Meet You, Thank You and Goodbye
I was adopted as an infant and I am extremely blessed that this young woman decided to give me a chance to be raised in a safe, nurturing environment. I have always known that I am adopted and I have...
Gaultheria procumbens - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Gaultheria procumbens (eastern teaberry, checkerberry, boxberry, or American wintergreen) is a species of Gaultheria native to northeastern North America from Newfoundland west to southeastern Manitoba, and south to Alabama. It is a member of the Ericaceae (heath family). Contents 1 Growth habit ...
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