Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) are serious concerns for adoptive parents. What do adoptive parents need to know about FAS? In this course, Dr. Julian Davies, one of the world’s leading experts on FASD and adoption and a pediatrician at The Center for Adoption Medicine and the University of Washington’s FAS Clinic, talks about the risks of adopting a child with FAS, which countries have the highest risk, and what are the signs of
Category Adoption Education
The world of special needs adoptions is often confusing. Parents need to explore the different types of special needs to determine which conditions and issues they can handle and which needs are beyond their comfort level to parent. In this course, Dr. Mary Staat, director of the International Adoption Center at Cincinnati’s Children’s Medical Center, walks you through the treatment, prognosis, and long-term impacts of the most common special needs. The specific special needs discussed in this show include; cleft lip/palate, the most common heart deformities in infants, limb differences, amniotic band syndrome, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, HIV, AIDS, attachment issues, RAD, imperforate anus, ambiguous genitals and albinism
A good relationship with your child’s birth parents is key to having a successful open adoption, but many adoptive parents have trouble relating with their child’s birth parents. What do adoptive parents need to know to have a solid and healthy open adoption? In this course, members of the Ohio Birthparent Support Group talk about what they wish all current and prospective adoptive parents knew about how birth mothers feel, and what they need in the adoption relationship
Between 5-10% of children have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, but many parents don’t understand the disorder.
Young children pretty much just eat, sleep, and poop, but that doesn’t necessarily make a new parent’s life easy.
Creating healthy attachment within the entire family is a pressing concern for adoptive parents. What are common attachment issues and how can parents solve them?
It is crucial for adoptive parents to talk about adoption with their children, but knowing how to start can be difficult. Lifebooks can help parents start those important discussions with children of all ages.
How do children adopted internationally acquire the language of their new country and what should parents do to help?
Adoptive parents are told that they must incorporate their child’s birth culture into their life in order to raise healthy adopted children. Can you go overboard? In this course, Mei-Ling Hopgood and Joy Lieberthal, both adult adoptees, discuss how to best incorporate your child’s birth culture into their life
As children grow and mature, their ability to process and comprehend things also changes. Therefore, parents must continuously change how they discuss adoption with their children. In this course, Ellen Singer, adoption therapist and educator with The Center for Adoption Support & Education, talks about how children process adoption at different stages of development and what parents can do to help