Dear Reader: Adoption is an ongoing process not a static event, a process worthy of discussion, recognition, and honor. Are you choosing to be one of the growing number of American families who adopt internationally or are you receiving referrals from newly adoptive families that have trauma-related issues that are bringing them to treatment? Immigration and Naturalization Service,
Perspective is the rarest commodity in parenting. We tend to fool ourselves into thinking that our worries are the right worries. The things they worried about in the past: those things were silly!
Metrics details. Breastfeeding an adopted child has previously been discussed as something that is nice to do but without potential for significant benefit. This paper reviews the evidence in physiological and behavioural research, that breastfeeding can play a significant role in developing the attachment relationship between child and mother. As illustrated in the case studies presented, in instances of adoption and particularly where the child has experienced abuse or neglect, the impact of breastfeeding can be considerable.
Seeing it always made me smile. It was after midnight, but I dutifully responded. My husband and I had adopted Kayla and her brother, Devon, out of foster care over a decade earlier.
She said one unlicensed therapist, Deborah Hage of Silverthorne, told her to put the boy in the space beneath the stairs when he was bad. Prosecutors didn't seek felony convictions in this case because they could not prove the child suffered serious physical injury. A 4 year-old boy was brought to the hospital at Haute-Loire France by his adoptive parents for an injury resulting from falling; but the doctors realized quickly that the injuries were not consistent with a fall.
Over the years, there have been more than a few occasions when well-intentioned do-gooders from the western world have come to Africa to make a difference — and completely cocked it up. Think of Jason Russell and the Kony campaign. Eventually, the campaign degenerated into farce.
International adoption refers to adopting a child from a foreign country. This often involves transporting a child from one culture into another. Controversy surrounds both the positive and negative consequences of this transfer since these children are often not legally autonomous decision makers, and therefore do not have the ability to choose the adoptive parents or their ultimate destination.
Monica Cohu is the lead family advocate for the New Mexico Fiesta project, a statewide adoption support program. Both projects are run by La Familia, Inc. You can reach Monica at monica.
Islamic views on adoption are generally distinct from practices and customs of adoption in other non-Muslim parts of the world like Western or East Asian societies. Raising a child who is not one's genetic child is allowed and, in the case of an orphan, even encouraged. But, according to the Islamic view, the child does not become a true child of the "adoptive" parents.