What Should I Know about Children whose Emotional Ages are Younger than their Chronological Ages 

What Should I Know about Children whose Emotional Ages are Younger than their Chronological Ages Children who are adopted typically develop with emotional ages that are significantly younger than their chronological counterparts.  The reason for this comes as a direct result from being in hospitals and/or orphanages where the caregiver to child ratio is usually […]

What Developmental Information do Early Intervention Evaluations Provide? 

What Developmental Information do Early Intervention Evaluations Provide? Written by:  Lilya Popovetsky, MA Early Childhood Special Education, SDA, CAS Early Intervention for children ages birth to three years old offers families free developmental evaluations, and therapeutic services to children who are found to be eligible.  Developmental evaluations assess all areas of development:  cognitive, social-emotional, physical […]

Early Intervention Process:  What should I Expect? 

Early Intervention Process:  What should I Expect? Written by: Lilya Popovetsky, MA Special Education, CAS, SDA The process of receiving an Early Intervention (EI) Evaluation for children birth to three years old consists of four steps. They are as follows: 1. Refer your child.  2.  Meet with your initial service coordinator (ISC). 3. Initial evaluation […]

Adopting After Treatment for Depression

Adopting After Treatment for Depression Question: If a now-healthy adult has been under treatment for depression in the past, will that make it harder to adopt a child? Most likely, no. As long as the individual is currently in treatment with medication and/or therapy, is asymptomatic and has demonstrated the capacity to parent, this should […]

What are some of the child’s health and behavior issues that the social worker will be interested in at the Post-Supervision visit.

What are some of the child’s health and behavior issues that the social worker will be interested in at the Post-Supervision visit. The specific purpose of these contacts is to visit with the child and adoptive family to monitor the child’s adjustment and development and to review family life.  If this is your first meeting […]

Post-placement supervision

Post-placement supervision for an Ethiopian adoption is a series of meetings one of which is conducted in your home with the entire family and the social worker. Other in-person meetings may take place in the offices of the adoption agency. Reports, based on the interviews, are then filed with your adoption placement agency, adoption home […]