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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 […]

Domestic Adoption of Opiate Addicted Biological Mother.

Domestic Adoption of Opiate Addicted Biological Mother. In the USA, opiate addiction and other drugs have become a leading cause for the removal of a child and the termination of parental rights of a biological mother. Foster care and Domestic adoptions have become  a way to remove the infant child from the harmful environment, and […]

Trauma response interview George Rogu M.D. CPE

Trauma response interview George Rogu M.d. What is your background and training? The medical school that I attended was the University Medicine at Bucharest Romania. After the completion of medical school, I pursued Pediatric residency training at Albert Einstein College of medicine, Montefiore Medical Center. Since graduating from Montefiore Medical Center, I have been practicing […]

Just a case of late night misinformation.

  Today I will write about little Jeremy who is only 6 months old, and only recently arrived to the United States from Guatemala. While still in Guatemala, Jeremy was slightly ill with a slight case of Diarrhea. The agency and parents wanted to make sure that nothing would delay the Adoption process so they […]

Is Adoption Education Important?

After speaking with numerous Adoption Agency directors, I came to the conclusion that because of the 2007 Hague accreditation process and Department of State regulations many agencies have been struggling with the educational component of the accreditation process. I had spoken with some agency directors and they informed me that they have been trying to […]

What Should I Know about Children whose Emotional Ages are Younger than their Chronological Ages 

What Should I Know about Children whose Emotional Ages are Younger than their Chronological Ages Children who are adopted typically develop with emotional ages that are significantly younger than their chronological counterparts.  The reason for this comes as a direct result from being in hospitals and/or orphanages where the caregiver to child ratio is usually […]

What Developmental Information do Early Intervention Evaluations Provide? 

What Developmental Information do Early Intervention Evaluations Provide? Written by:  Lilya Popovetsky, MA Early Childhood Special Education, SDA, CAS Early Intervention for children ages birth to three years old offers families free developmental evaluations, and therapeutic services to children who are found to be eligible.  Developmental evaluations assess all areas of development:  cognitive, social-emotional, physical […]

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 […]