Some children come to adoption with the baggage of past loss and trauma, but attachment and bonding can occur after trauma with the right help.
Category Adoption Education
Children adopted from foster care or from institutions abroad may have experienced sexual abuse prior to adoption. What parenting techniques can help these children attach, feel safe, and heal?
Evaluating the risk of prenatal alcohol and drug exposure is one of the hardest decisions adoptive parents must make. What are the long-term effects of prenatal exposure and what can parents do to help those children succeed? Our expert is Ira Chasnoff, one of the nation’s leading researchers on long-term effects of prenatal alcohol and drug exposure, and author of The Mystery of Risk. Dr. Chasnoff is president of the Children’s Research Triangle and a Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Chicago
Deciding whether to accept the referral or birth parent match for a child is the biggest decision an adoptive parent has to make. What factors parents should consider when evaluating a referral?
Parenting children who were adopted from traumatic backgrounds can be challenging. In this course, Dr. Gregory Keck, author of Parenting the Hurt Child and renowned expert in attachment and bonding, discusses warning signs of attachment issues and RAD, how to cope with challenging behaviors, and what parents can do to help their adopted children attach and heal.
The adoption process is often a long one, and people spend more time talking about getting your child home than what happens immediately afterwards. What are the signs of post-adoption depression and who is at the greatest risk?
Health problems are a primary concern for parents considering adoption. What are the common health issues associated with international adoption and how can parents assess the risk?
Prospective adoptive parents must prepare an adoptive parent profile of themselves to submit to expectant mothers who are considering making an adoption plan for their child. What should you include, what should you leave out and how should you present it?
How does it work out when you combine kids by birth and adoption in the same family? What can parents do to make the transition as smooth as possible for everyone involved?
Join Dr. Lenore Goldfarb as she explains how adoptive mothers can successfully breastfeed their adopted child.