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Trapped in Cambodia

Cambodia   Toddler Adoption, Family Adoption Stories

It's 1998 and two families across the world begin the long path that will bring them together, families reunited, then separated again. In Cambodia ...

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Real Happy Endings

Adoptee Articles, Adoption Process, Pre-Adoption

Whether exploring the decision to adopt a child as an infant through domestic or international adoption or to adopt an older child through the child w...

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Adoptees and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Bonding & Attachment, Adoption Disruption, Medical

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a condition in which victims of overwhelming negative experiences are psychologically affected by feelings of...

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My First Lesson in Motherhood

China   Special Needs Adoption, Adoption Process

I saw the scar the first time I changed Natalie's diaper, just an hour after the orphanage director handed her to me in a hotel banquet room in Nancha...

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Answering Stranger's Questions About Adoption

Sibling Adoption, Adoptee Articles, Single Parent Adoption

When we adopt a child who looks different from us, we generally feel we can handle the stares and loss of privacy that go with the territory. We may f...

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Adoptive Parents Beware

Adoption Process

As the old adage says, "What you don't know can and will hurt you." In the world of international adoption, this may be especially true. For 12 years,...

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Developing Language Skills in the Internationally Adopted Child

Russia, Ukraine   Older Child Adoption, Adoption and School

Part 1:  Language and the child adopted from abroad (a 3 part series) Medical experts with a special interest in intercountry adoption (ICA) tel...

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Reactive Attachment Disorder in Adoptees

Older Child Adoption, Adoption Process, Adoption Disruption

One of the known risks of adopting a child from an orphanage is Reactive Attachment Disorder. Individuals with the most serious level of this personal...

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Hair Matters

Ethiopia, Haiti   Hair Care

I was at our community pool with my five children when I ran into an old acquaintance I had not seen in a couple of years. My eldest daughter and her ...

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Doing What's Best for Orphaned Children

Adoption Process

Guest commentary by Lillian Thogersen, Adoptive mom of 8 and CEO of WACAP adoption agency Between high-profile celebrity adoptions and significant for...

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International Adoption Agency

Gladney Center for Adoption

International Adoption Agency

Hopscotch Adoptions, Inc

International Adoption Agency

Gladney Center for Adoption