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Reflections on Being Adopted by God and Adopting Children by flakymn Posted Tue 25 Sep 2007 12:00am Someone posted this on my blog. It's John Piper's sermon on adoption. You can read (or listen) to the entire sermon here: Predestined for Adoption to the Praise of His Glory . Thank you for sharing! One thing that has been on my heart is introducing everyone to the wonders of adoption. Even if you have your own children, you can include adopt ... Read on »
Seeking Enthusiastic Adopted Children for AdoptUsKids Video by maeflye Posted Thu 21 May 2009 12:00am I just got off the phone with a guy who is doing a video for AdoptUsKids and wants to interview some kids who would be enthusiastic about telling their story in front of a camera. He is coming to Minnesota -- probably the Mankato area and possibly the Twin Cities, June 1-4. I know this is short notice, but talk to your kids. If you think ... Read on »
Symptoms of Traumatic Stress in Adopted Children by Dr. Mark Lerner Posted Fri 31 Jul 2009 11:54am Many adoptive children have, unfortunately, faced traumatic events. Having an understanding of the symptoms suggestive of traumatic exposure can aid in identifying children who may be experiencing traumatic stress reactions. Ultimately, by identifying symptoms early, we can keep adoptive children functioning and mitigate long-term emotional ... Read on »
Mental Health issues of Adopted Children by AWeidman Posted Wed 27 Jul 2011 7:42pm The National Institutes of Health released a report this week stating “adopted children have higher rates of mental health problems than all other children.” For those of us in the adoption world, the report — the 15th in a series issued since 1997 by the Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics – may state the obvious. But it ... Read on »
Are adopted children paying the price for their birth mothers binge drinking? by Dave W Healthy Living ProfessionalFacebook Posted Tue 29 Jun 2010 7:56am The national charity Adoption UK warns that there is an urgent need to raise awareness about the effects on unborn babies of alcohol consumption during pregnancy. They point out that the neurological damage caused by binge drinking during pregnancy can lead to learning and social difficulties as a child matures. When this is compounded with t ... Read on »
SAME-sex couples should be allowed to adopt children, a year-long parliamentary committee has found. by Gail Sexton Anderson Posted Mon 23 May 2011 2:51pm SAME-sex couples should be allowed to adopt children, a year-long parliamentary committee has found. This entry was posted on Monday, May 23rd, 2011 and is filed under Share SAME-sex couples should be allowed to adopt children, a year-long parliamentary committee has found. Delivering ... Read on »
ADHD among Internationally Adopted Children: Empirical Study by AWeidman Posted Sun 20 Dec 2009 6:21am There is a very interesting and informative study in the most recent issue of the European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry titled, ADHD in international adoptees: a national cohort study The abstract is summarized below Several investigators have reported an increased frequency of attention/hyperactivity symptoms in internationally adopted child ... Read on »
What Kind of People Adopt Children? by Sally Bacchetta Posted Wed 10 Feb 2010 12:00am I've read a lot recently about how awful adoptive parents are. Apparently, the desire to adopt marks one as a greedy, selfish, "baby-luster", who will gleefully pay enormous sums of money to the corrupt and heartless proprietors of "baby shops" for the sheer delight of wrenching children away from their unsuspecting mothers. Hmm! Who knew? In ... Read on »
Adopting children with Down syndrome: pros and cons by Leticia V. Patient Expert Posted Thu 13 Nov 2008 3:49am Here's a wonderful article in the Washington Post about the family of Mommy Life's Barbara Curtis. She and her husband Tripp have adopted three children with Down syndrome. They surrendered their family plans to God and He has blessed them abundantly. Here's Barbara's reaction when their biological child with T21 was born, "In 1992, Jonny was bo ... Read on »
Practical Strategies for Helping Troubled Adopted Children with Complex Histories: Focus On Anger Issues by maeflye Posted Wed 11 Aug 2010 4:57pm For more information on this webinar, click here : Read on »