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Heritage Support for Our Internationally-Adoptive Child

Heritage Support for Our Internationally-Adoptive Child

This collection of seven direct and practical articles (with an introduction and a book/video list) details the China-adoptive child's need for heritage support, briefly defined as information (age-appropriately given) about her history and, in sum, a positive account of the country of her origin, and discusses common misconceptions surrounding the subject. The distinction between heritage...

Searching to be Found: Understanding and Helping Adopted and Looked After Children with Attention Difficulties

Searching to be Found: Understanding and Helping Adopted and Looked After Children with Attention Difficulties

Many adoptive parents and foster carers feel they have children in their care who have attention difficulties. They wonder about the relationship between being in care/adopted and having an attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. They are confused about how they can best manage the behaviors of these difficult to live with children. Teachers too are concerned about how to handle such...

The Lost Child of Philomena Lee: A Mother, Her Son and A Fifty-Year Search

The Lost Child of Philomena Lee: A Mother, Her Son and A Fifty-Year Search

When she fell pregnant as a teenager in Ireland in 1952, Philomena Lee was sent to the convent of Roscrea, Co. Limerick, to be looked after as a `fallen woman' and at the age of three her baby was whisked away and `sold' to America for adoption. Coerced into signing a document promising `Never to Seek to Know' what the Church did with him, she never saw him again. She would spend...

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