Waiting, waiting, and waiting some more
In the words of Tom Petty, “The waiting is the hardest part Every day you see one more card You take it on faith, you take it to the heart The waiting is the hardest part.” You will wait to hear from the state agency. Wait for the appointment for your first meeting. Wait for...
Infant Mortality Rates Vary by Race and Ethnicity
Black infants continue to die at twice the rate of white infants, according to a new report from the National Center for Health Statistics, which analyzes the causes of infant death and the impact of those causes on infant survival. The report found that African American infants were more than 4... Health Problems in Asian American/Pacific Islander and Native Hawaiian Women: High Cholesterol
Cholesterol is a waxy substance found in all parts of the body. It comes from two sources: your body and the food you eat. Your liver makes all the cholesterol your body needs. Eating too much cholesterol in animal foods like meats, whole milk dairy products, and egg yolks can make your cholesterol... Self-Assessment Adoption Quiz
The goal of this quiz is to help you (and your spouse) identify, clarify and discuss your feelings and goals about adoption. If you have a spouse or partner, complete the assessment separately, then compare and discuss your answers. Why do you want to adopt? On a scale of 1 to 10,...
Are You Adopting an Infant at Risk for Future Diabetes?
April 5, 2008, 7:38 pm
Which infants have the highest risk of developing diabetes as they mature? Asians, Native Hawaiians, blacks, Hispanics, and other Pacific Islanders, have significantly higher risks of developing diabetes than whites do. Non-Hispanic whites have nearly an 8.7 percent chance of developing... Asian Americans and Cancer
April 22, 2007, 8:17 pm
I came across an article in New America Media about Asian Americans and cancer. I never know how much of these articles I should worry about and how much I should ignore. After all, Korean American adoptees are generally raised differently than ethnic Korean Americans – different cultures mean... National Marrow Donor Program
May 5, 2007, 11:46 pm
Kailee Wells , an international adoptee born in China, fell victim to Severe Aplastic Anemia at the age of five. Five years of perpetual transfusions, immuno-suppressant drugs and heart-stoppingly close calls followed. The only long-term hope was finding a perfectly matched bone marrow donor who...