Moldova Adoption Factsheet
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Physician: Institutional Autism
I have heard the term "institutional autism" as being a complication of living in an institution or orphanage. Autism sounds like a very scary word and I am nervous about this condition. Could you explain this diagnosis and what are the expected outcomes for these children? Many... An Angel Gets Her Wings
Betty Tisdale, Angel of Saigon, walked off the plane that morning and I was surprised by two things: she's tiny, and she truly is an angel. She had arrived in Denver to speak for the Somewhere in the World Foundation's gala fundraiser about her work in Viet Nam and her participation in Operation... Turkey: About the Country
Introduction :: Turkey Background: Modern Turkey was founded in 1923 from the Anatolian remnants...
Where do We Belong?
January 12, 2011, 6:36 am
One of the more intriguing things to me about raising two daughters who were born in India is watching them develop not only their own personal identities, but their racial and cultural ones. My younger daughter is just ten, so for her it is not yet an issue; she is still trying to figure out... Orphanages and Fairytales
February 25, 2011, 6:53 am
Like most Americans, I remember the images of Romanian orphanages under Ceausescu’s rule. I was appalled by the pictures of starved children, rocking, sitting, and lying in wooden cribs. At the time, I could only imagine how these children had survived…or had they?
When we made the decision... Russia Adoption Ban Brings to Mind Romania Program
March 22, 2013, 8:02 pm
A recent feature story from Time Magazine drew some comparisons between the Russian adoption ban and the closure of the Romanian adoption program several years ago. The piece featured stories of parents caught up in the closure of the Romania program. Many had already met their children; their...
A Milestone with My Romanian Daughter
Tonight I sent my 14-year-old daughter off to a Christmas Around the World festival--with her father to be her escort and assistant. She came here nine years ago from the mountains of Transylvania.... No Coincidences
I firmly believe there are no coincidences in the situations we find ourselves in life. I have been given the privilege of experiencing adoption both as a birthmother and as an adoptive mother. And...
Romania Adoption - International, Agencies, Programs, Information
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Romania: History, Historical Facts, Figures, Information about
Here's where you can find an in-depth view of Romania's rich history
Romania: Geography, People, Government, Economy, Communications
Here's where you can find all of your basic information about Romania and how to adopt from Romania
International Adoption - Adopting from Romania
Resources and information for present and future adoptive parents of children from Romania including agencies, legal considerations, and procedures