Ethiopian Adoption: Preparing to Know Your Child

Ethiopian Adoption: Preparing to Know Your Child Ethiopia in 2006 has become one of the top 5 countries for American adoptions. This attraction is heightened by the beauty and appeal of the children, their ethnic diversity and their religions which encompass the Judaic, Christian and Muslim traditions. However as one of the highest ranking countries […]

VIETNAM ADOPTIONS: ASSESSING YOUR CHILD’S DEVELOPMENTAL NEEDS

VIETNAM ADOPTIONS: ASSESSING YOUR CHILD’S DEVELOPMENTAL NEEDS Adoption and bringing your new infant or toddler home from Vietnam are very exciting and memorable times. Once calmness descends upon your household however parents direct their full attention to their child’s development and functioning in the new environment. Not only do they observe their child’s recognition of […]

VIETNAM ADOPTION: THE ADOPTION HOME STUDY

VIETNAM ADOPTION: THE ADOPTION HOME STUDY AND MEETING THE ADOPTION REQUIREMENTS OF THE SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF VIETNAM Vietnam is once again gaining in popularity as the country of choice for American adoptions. In 2006 the number of American adoptions from Vietnam reached the highest point in 3 years and accounted for 163 orphan visas. It […]

POST ADOPTION REGRET PHENOMENON

POST ADOPTION REGRET PHENOMENON The writer, an adoptive parent and social worker acknowledges the fulfillment and wide-spread happiness adoption has brought to millions of families. However as adoption becomes a widely accepted part of American life, Adoption Regret Phenomenon, is coming to light. This article is offered with the hope of illuminating this rarely talked […]

Marriage and Adoption

Question: My partner and I have been living in a loving relationship for 5years and have our wedding date set for October 2007 will this be a problem regarding adoption? Congratulations on your upcoming wedding! As I am not a licensed social worker in Australia and not familiar with the specific laws governing adoptions in […]

What are some of the adoption issues teenagers face?

What are some of the adoption issues teenagers face? While it is difficult to make a general statement about such a diverse group as adopted teenagers, it can be said that adopted persons generally lead normal healthy lives that are no different from the lives of non- adopted persons. They may; however have experiences that […]

Adoption or Abortion?

Adoption or Abortion? Why would anyone put a child up for adoption and deal with all the emotional and legal issues rather than just getting an abortion, which is quick, and permanent? Parenthood, adoption, and abortion are all options for an unplanned pregnancy. When you first learn that you are pregnant, you will need to […]

What is an adoptive parent profile?

What is an adoptive parent profile? An adoptive parent profile has many names. It is often referred to as a parent profile, an adoption profile, adoption dossier, adoption portfolio or a family resume. Profiles generally include statistical history about yourself, such as age, educational and employment background, your interests and hobbies and your family. They […]

Adoption: The Elementary School Years

Adoption: The Elementary School Years First grade is when “real school” begins. Six-year-olds now have reached the age when they are required to sit still, pay attention and learn to read and write. During these years, they will gain a new sense of independence as they ride to school on the bus alone and negotiate […]