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 […]

Adopting After Treatment for Depression

Adopting After Treatment for Depression Question: If a now-healthy adult has been under treatment for depression in the past, will that make it harder to adopt a child? Most likely, no. As long as the individual is currently in treatment with medication and/or therapy, is asymptomatic and has demonstrated the capacity to parent, this should […]

What are some of the child’s health and behavior issues that the social worker will be interested in at the Post-Supervision visit.

What are some of the child’s health and behavior issues that the social worker will be interested in at the Post-Supervision visit. The specific purpose of these contacts is to visit with the child and adoptive family to monitor the child’s adjustment and development and to review family life.  If this is your first meeting […]

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 […]