Adopting an older child takes preparation on the part of the parents, the existing children in the family, and the new child. How can parents ease the transition for everyone involved when adopting an older child from abroad?
Category Adoption Education
Even if you completely embrace the idea of open adoption, there are situations that make it difficult. How should adoptive parents navigate an open adoption in these situations? Should they even try?
How do you form attachment and build family connections in adoption? What can parents do to establish the bonds of connection with their adopted child?
Food issues are common among adopted children, especially those who have a history of neglect or spent time in an orphanage. How can parents help their child learn to have a healthy relationship with food?
Children adopted from foster care or from an orphanage abroad have likely experienced some level of trauma from abuse, neglect, or malnutrition. What can adoptive parents do to help?
You’ve filled out forms, you were interviewed and inspected, you waited, you hoped, you prayed. Now you finally have your long awaited child, but life is not exactly what you thought it would be. In this course, adoption therapists Mari Itzkowitz, with the Center for Adoption Support and Education (CASE) in Virginia, and Rita Taddonio, the Director of the Adoption Resource Center at Spence-Chapin Services to Families and Children in New York City, talk about some of the unexpected stresses of newly adoptive families
What is a parent to do when their child hates school, when homework is a constant battle or when their child has learning disabilities? What do you do when school is basically not working for your child? This course is an interview with Heather Forbes, author of Beyond Consequences, Logic, and Control: A Love-Based Approach for Helping Children With Severe Behaviors
The right way to raise a transracially adopted child is a hot button issue. Our panel for this interview are the real experts – adults of color who were adopted by white families. The panel consists of three transracial adoptees – black and white biracial, Asian and Hispanic – they will discuss challenges they faced growing up, what their parents did right and what they wish their parents had known
The buzz for the last 15 years has been about the need for instilling cultural identity in internationally adopted kids. Hollee McGinnis, adult Korean adoptee and researcher with the Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute, and Dr. Heather Jacobson, Professor of Sociology & Anthropology, and author of Culture Keeping: White Mothers, International Adoption, and the Negotiation of Family Difference, talk about how to best raise healthy, adjusted adopted children
Adopted children can have unique feeding and nutritional issues. What should adoptive parents do to help their children develop healthy eating habits