Becoming a Multicultural Family

by Megan Montgomery Helping your adopted child connect with their birth culture pays dividends. When you choose to adopt internationally the odds are great that you are adding diversity to your family. With this choice you are also making the decision to accept, value and participate in another culture-–your child’s birth culture. A few helpful

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Waiting Child Adoption from China

by Megan Montgomery The China adoption program has been placing children with additional needs and older children with interested families for a number of years. This path to adoption from China has often been called Waiting Child adoption or Special Needs adoption. Over the last couple of years, this process has evolved significantly. Today, families

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What to Expect #3: Attachment and Bonding

To even begin to understand the reality of attachment and bonding we need to know what these terms mean. Attachment: Attachment is a tie between two people. Healthy attachment is a two-way street, this occurs when a caregiver (parent), provides stable and consistent responses to the child’s distress. Distress occurs when a baby or child

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Korea Adoption

Historical Context of Korean Adoption The Republic of Korea (ROK) better known as South Korea is located on the Korean peninsula down from China. South Korea is bordered on the north by North Korea. It’s southern tip is only separated by a few miles of ocean from Japan. Korea is cold in the winter and

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International Adoption: Haiti

Historical Context of Haiti Adoption Haiti is a French and Creole speaking Latin American country located in the Greater Antilles archipelago on the Caribbean island of Hispaniola, which it shares with the Dominican Republic. This island of Greater Antilles was discovered by Christopher Columbus on December 5, 1492. The total area of Haiti is 27,

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International Adoption

The Process Each year over 20,000 foreign-born children are adopted by families in the United States making international adoption a very viable option for prospective parents to  consider. The below selected books aides in the adoption process including progressive steps of paperwork and parent education; making careful choices about an agency and an adoption professional

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Ethiopian Adoption

Historical Context of Ethiopia Adoption Ethiopia, a land of rugged beauty, is the oldest independent country in Africa and one of the oldest in the world. The ancient home of the Queen of Sheba, it was left bankrupt by years of civil war. Drought, floods, famine, and disease have pushed many thousands of Ethiopian children

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The Changing Face of International Adoption

by Megan Montgomery Every few days or so we notice something in the news about the declining numbers of international adoptions, so we decided to examine it and truly believe the decline can’t be narrowed down to any single factor.  However, over the past few years international adoption agencies have closed their doors or their

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