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Adoption: Coping & Support
Adoption is a wonderful and complex family-building method. Please make yourself at home and explore adoption as it relates to all aspects of the adoption triad. You might begin with our Recommended Adoption Reading List
In this section:
Things the Mothers of Chinese Adoptees Should Know
The trafficking mentality of some Chinese welfare institutions speaks volumes about the objectifying of children. Although this isn't a happy topic, adoptive parents of children from China need to know about these issues. There will come a time when small children grow up and access to the Internet brings them in direct contact with child trafficking stories. There are things the mothers of Chinese Adoptees should know before this happens.
The Heart of a Child is a Scroll
A lovely poem by an unknown author particularly good for parents of a child coming to a family through adoption.
Why Your Foreign Born Child Needs Proof of Citizenship
As a result of the Child Citizenship Act of 2000 (CCA), many foreign born children by adoption who reside in the U.S. have or will become U.S. citizens under the CCA either when they enter the U.S. or when they are readopted or their adoption finalized in the U.S.
Finding a Trauma Therapist for my Child
Finding a good therapist is difficult but finding a good child-centered trauma therapist is very hard. Here are some questions you might ask when interviewing a protential trauma therapist for a post-institutionalized and/or traumatized child.
Adoption or Childfree Living?
by Helen Adrienne, MSW, ACSW, BCD
Despite the miracles of modern medicine, treatment for infertility is hard and may not be the path some would want to travel. Helen Adrienne helps with suggestions for helping the dust settle in order to make a good decision.
Infertility. Mississippi Couple Welcomes Country’s First Birth from Infertility Scholarship Program
INCIID is pleased to announce the birth of the first baby born as a result of a charitable program called From INCIID the Heart.
Adoption Advocacy - National Zoo Exploits Children with Adopt-a Confusion
Adopt-a programs promote confusion and exploit children.
Finding Your Assisted Reproduction Attorney by Diane Michelsen, J.D., M.S.W.
Once you have decided to make use of assisted reproductive technology (surrogacy,adoption,egg donation etc. we suggest that you an attorney who specializes in third party reproduction.
Children First: Making the Paradigm Shift from Infertility to Adoption By Patricia Irwin Johnston, MS
Making the adjustment from medical procedures to adoption is complex. Pat Johnston loans her expertise to what those who want to adopt after infertility need to know in order to be successful
Patricia Irwin Johnston, MS
Pat has been advising, supporting, writing and speaking about adoption for many years. Read about her experiences and contact her for help, support and direction.
Adoption Recommended Reading List for those just starting out.
This list is for those who are actively exploring adoption. Those who are more advanced may also find this a good list to build on.