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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.
When an Adoption Doesn't Go as Planned
An essay from the heart about a Chinese adoption journey. A couple requests a non special needs child but receives a beautiful little girl with a variety of special needs and emotional issues.
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.
Transracial and Transcultural Adoption: A Lifetime Journey, How do I decide?
by Beth Hall and Gail Steinberg
When you are considering a domestic or international placement, this kind of adoption raises different questions than adoptions where children look just like their parents. Parenting is a developmental process. You won't have all the answers at the beginning.