Getting Back to School Tips

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 […]

Question on Leukemia in Chinese girls

Reader’s Question on Leukemia in Chinese girls In dealing with the medical aspects of international adoption, the usual outcome is almost always a happy ending. Yes, there are those cases where there is an underlying medical condition, developmental delay or emotional trauma. Fortunately, most of these cases can be treated with medications, therapy or surgery. […]

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 […]

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 […]