Back-to-School Tips for Parents

Back-to-School Tips for Parents: Getting Back on Track Back-to-school means it’s time to get ready for homework, field trips, football games, and science fairs. While some kids become really excited by the prospect of hitting the books again, not all children are so keen on going back to school. No matter which side of the […]

Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is more common among adoptive children than the general population.

I have heard that Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is more common among adoptive children than the general population. Is this true? And, if so, why? Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is the most frequently diagnosed psychiatric disorder of childhood. Children with ADHD have difficulty maintaining attention, are distractible, impulsive and, sometimes, hyperactive. Although these behaviors are […]

Salmonella infection in the Internationally adopted child

Salmonella infection in the Internationally adopted child Salmonella There are two main types of salmonella there is the “normal salmonella that we think of in this country which is acquired through undercooked foods. There is also something called salmonella typhi or typhoid fever. They are both salmonella infections. Normally however when we say salmonella infection […]

Transitioning the Child after Adoption

After arriving home how can I help ease the transition from orphanage life to family life? After an adoption the stress that a child can experience is difficult to describe. Just imagine, this child is taken out of his usual environment by complete strangers, forced to go on a terrifying plane, and now live in […]