What can the adoption community do as a whole in order to better prepare their families for International adoption?

What can the adoption community do as a whole in order to better prepare their families for International adoption? Child abuse occurs unfortunately too frequently in all cultures, societies and social classes. When an adoptive parent abuses a child, such case brings for worldwide attention. When a alcoholic, drug using father from some small town […]

Signs that a Child Has Been Sexually Abused?

Signs that a Child Has Been Sexually Abused? What are some of the signs and behavioral presentations exhibited by a sexually abused child? 1) Many times the sexually abused child is old enough to verbally make direct statements about the abuse and his/her perpetrator. 2) Inappropriate sexual behavior or play in an immature child. 3) […]

Strategies to help rehabilitate my child Post Adoption.

What are some strategies that I as parent implement to help my child rehabilitate from the Institutional Care setting? 1) Immediately during the post-adoption period, do not over stimulate the child.Avoid trips to toy-r-us, Disneyland, and large gatherings. When exposed to this type of environment children tend to have meltdown, hyperactive and out of control […]