Adoption Blog

Top 5 Ways to Prepare for Bringing Home an Adoptive Child with Medical or Special Needs

By: 
Paige Hays, Adoptive Mother and Occupational Therapist

Life with a child with medical or special needs takes extra time, energy, and knowledge.  There is a steep learning curve in dealing with the medical, educational, and health insurance systems.  It takes planning and coordination to meet your child’s needs and advocate for him or her in these complex systems.  My experience as a parent of an adopted child with special needs, and as a professional who works with children with special needs, has given me some insights into this planning and coordination.... Read more


Kyung Hee University Language Program Scholarship

By: 
Children's Home & LSS Staff

Scholarships available for Korean language program

 

SWS is offering scholarships to Kyung Hee University to learn Korean language. The standard courses run for ten weeks, five days per week, four hours per day. The intensive courses run for three weeks, five days per week, six hours per day (four hours are dedicated to language and two hours are dedicated to culture). Students in this program will have “student helpers” at Kyung Hee University for five hours a week to help with Korean language.... Read more


A Child Who Waits: Meet M from Latin America

By: 
Children's Home & LSS Staff

"M," born in September of 2007, is described as spontaneous, respectful and happy. She is initially shy when she meets people for the first time, but warms up and has conversations when she feels comfortable.... Read more


A Child Who Waits: Meet A

By: 
Children's Home & LSS Staff

This sweet little girl is described by those who know her best as a beautiful toddler who is loved and adored by everyone she meets. At four years old, "A" is eager to find a family that she can love and who will love her forever.

"A" attends school and can eat with no issues! Her caregivers state that they are very excited for her to find a special family that will love and care for her.... Read more


Toddler needs family, not an institution

By: 
Children's Home & LSS Staff

D will be moved to an institution in 60 days if he is not matched with a family. $12,000 in grants are available to the adoptive family who will change his future.

Meet this boy with a big, silly smile! D, age 2, is a young boy who has been growing cheerfully in the love and care of his foster family. His country recently informed us of plans to move him to an institution and we've asked for 60 more days to find him a permanent, loving family.... Read more


Meet Kortez | A talkative boy who dreams of having a brother

By: 
Children's Home/LSS Staff

Meet Kortez: a boy in domestic foster care waiting to be adopted.... Read more


INFOGRAPHIC | Nine Adoption and Foster Care Shows on Netflix

By: 
Children's Home & LSS Staff

Looking for something to do this weekend? Curious about how adoption and foster care are depicted in the media? Check out these shows available to stream via Netflix! They offer various viewpoints and depictions of foster care and adoptive families, so we'd love to hear what you think after watching them. Share your thoughts with us on Twitter or Facebook!

Click on the image to open up a larger version with the ability to zoom.... Read more


Happy Together 2015 | Korean homeland trip with stipend for adoptees with disabilities

By: 
Children's Home & LSS Staff

Happy Together 2015 commemorates the 60th anniversary of Holt Korea

 

Over 23 years, Holt Korea has hosted an annual motherland camp. In 2011, it launched "Happy Together" for adoptees with disabilities to partake in a motherland program with their families. Happy Together joins the annual motherland camp--combining the tradition of camp and the enthusiasm of adoptees traveling to Korea to build memories that will be cherished for a lifetime.... Read more


Still Waiting: Meet MM

By: 
Children's Home & LSS Staff

While MM's friends have matched with a family, he continues to wait

"The thing that strikes me about MM, is that he is always smiling. Really, he always has a smile on his face," noted Cheryl from Red Thread Charities. She was talking about MM, an eight-year-old boy currently waiting in Asia.... Read more


On Baltimore

By: 
Tesi, Adoptive Mother and Blogger

On last week’s episode of the podcast This American Life they were talking about how studies show posting news articles or constantly making your opinion known on social media does nothing in the way of convincing someone from opposing viewpoints to change his/her mind. What does work, though, is when we get to know people with opposing viewpoints and can learn just enough to pull down the relatively small walls that separate us.... Read more



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