The Ups and Downs of Adopting a Toddler
Many adopted children are brought home as toddlers or preschoolers, which can be a difficult time period for any child. Mary Hopkins-Best, author of Toddler Adoption: The Weaver’s Craft, talks about the unique rewards and challenges of adopting a toddler. We will discuss the differences between toddler and infant adoption, how toddlers grieve, and transition tips.
- What is the distinction between parents who deliberately choose to adopt a toddler and those who simply accept a toddler referral?
- What is the risk of special needs and other issues with toddler adoption?
- What causes attachment issues in adopted toddlers?
- What is the difference between chronological age and development age?
- What are some of the blessings of adopting a toddler or preschool aged child?
- How can parents facilitate both natural independence and healthy attachment in adopted toddlers?
- What can parents do when children display developmental regression after adoption?
- What is psychosocial dwarfism and how can it be treated?
- Is it wise to change a toddler’s name after they are adopted?
- How can parents help their child transition from the orphanage to their new home?
- What is the optimal transition from orphanage to home?
- What attachment techniques can parents use when they first meet their child?
- How can parents promote healthy sibling relationships?
- What can parents do to promote attachment with visually impaired children?