Adoption Blog

Why Are So Many Boys Waiting for Families in Korea?

By: 
Jane Lee, Korea Program Manager

Whether it’s been through adoption agency sites, Facebook posts, blogs, or through Rainbow Kids, it is clearly evident that today, more than ever before, there a large number of infant and toddler boys waiting for adoptive families in Korea.  This is such a stark contrast to even 1-2 years ago when it was adoptive families, not children, waiting for matches in Korea adoption programs.  What’s happened and who are these precious little boys who wait for permanency?

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Brothers Who Wait: Meet J & L

By: 
Children's Home & LSS Staff

These twelve and ten-year-old brothers have expressed a desire to join a family and have a chance to grow up together.

Their brotherly bond is strong: J, the youngest, is happiest when he is spending time with his older brother. He also enjoys watching television, and going on outings. He is friendly, helpful, calm and sensitive.... Read more


INFOGRAPHIC | What do you love about raising a son?

By: 
Children's Home & LSS Staff

There are more boys than girls currently waiting for an adoptive family in both domestic and international programs. But parenting boys can bring such joy and excitement to parents' lives. We asked a number of mothers and fathers, "What do you love about raising a son?" Here's what they had to say:

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2015 Adoption at the Movies Awards

By: 
Addison Cooper, LCSW and Adoption Movie Reviewer
This is an excerpt from the Adoption at the Movies awards post, you can see all of the winners here.
 
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A Boy Who Waits: Meet Tian Tian

By: 
Children's Home & LSS Staff

We recently spoke with Jane Steinmetz and Cheryl Heley, volunteers with Red Thread Charities, about some of the children they met while working in orphanages in Asia. One of the boys who made an impression on them was nicknamed Tian Tian; a bright, kind and curious little six year old.

Tian Tian is a little helper: frequently helping the nannies and several of his friends who have Cerebral Palsy. “He told us, when he grows up, he wants to be a teacher,” said Cheryl.... Read more


Seeking families now! New Partnership in Jiangsu, China

By: 
Molly Rochon, China Program Manager

As we start the lunar new year, we’re excited to announce a brand new 1:1 partnership with an orphanage in Jiangsu, China.  Through this partnership, Children’s Home will receive new files of many children who are eligible to be matched with dossier-prepared families in the coming months.  We are actively seeking families now for our program’s Jade track in order to have families dossier-ready when the files are released.... Read more


A Boy Who Waits: Meet Alex

By: 
Children's Home/LSS Staff

Watch a new video interview with Alex, a teen waiting in foster care.

 

Alex is a talented teenager with big dreams. He loves writing poetry, writing raps, and has recently taken up singing. He aspires to be on the big screen, but also plans to continue on to college after high school.

Alex is open to adoption and all types of families. He just asks that the family have an open mind and treat everyone fairly. Interested families would need to be open to contact with birth family. He loves animals and does great with pets!

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A Boy Who Waits: Meet I.K.

By: 
Children's Home & LSS Staff

$7,000 in grants are available to I.K.'s adoptive family

 

Today, we want to bring your attention to this adorable boy who will turn two in May! We’ve received numerous updates on him over the past year and he has frequently been described as happy, sweet, and curious.

He is independent and busy, but still likes to be held.  When he falls or gets hurt slightly, he will ask for a hug.... Read more


Vaccinations and Internationally Adopted Children

By: 
Judith K. Eckerle, M.D. and Brett R. Hendel-Paterson, M.D.

With the recent outbreak of measles in Disneyland and the now debunked publications that linked vaccinations to autism, parents are discussing vaccinations more than ever with friends, family and their medical providers.  So what is a parent to do when it comes to vaccinations and their internationally adopted child?... Read more


A Boy Who Waits: Meet W.Z.A.

By: 
Children's Home & LSS Staff

We recently spoke with Jane Steinmetz and Cheryl Heley, volunteers with Red Thread Charities, about some of the children they met while working in orphanages in Asia. One of the boys they met was “W.Z.A.” a very funny six year old. “He just makes us laugh every time we see him. He is hilarious” Jane said through giggles shared with Cheryl.... Read more



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