Orphanages as the cause for ADHD

Orphanages as the cause for ADHD I am wondering how you differentiate a child suffering from ADHD from a child who was raised for 2.5 years in an orphanage and has very limited early life data. The etiology of ADHD is difficult to ascertain and in the patient who has a history of spending part […]

What are some strategies that I as parent implement to help my child rehabilitate from the Institutional Care setting?

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 […]

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 […]

“Medical Issues of the Post Institutionalized Child”

“Medical Issues of the Post Institutionalized Child” Generally, children that are placed for international adoption are placed because of a multitude of reasons. They are rarely if ever placed because they come from intact family networks with perfect family medical and past medical history. These children are placed because of abandonment, poverty, illness or death […]

Institutional Autism, secondary to orphanage living

Institutional Autism, secondary to orphanage living conditions. Many children who are available for international adoption have either been placed in hospital-run orphanage or a classic institutional care setting for a multitude of reasons. These reasons range can from illness or untimely deaths of biological parents, to the parents’ inability to care for the child’s basic […]