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18
Dec

A Family for Every Child at the Holidays

When MLJ Adoptions first opened its Congo program, I traveled to Congo and, during a visit to a Congolese orphanage, I was told by the orphanage director that the one thing that all orphaned children hope and wish for is a family. At the time I thought, “What a sad and profound statement.” Recently, I …

17
Dec

How to Help Your Child Through the Holidays

Holidays, while a time to be joyful and celebrate, can be an emotionally difficult time for children who have been adopted. Nora Sharp of A Family for Every Child provides some suggestions for helping your child get through the holiday season. First and foremost, try and understand your child’s feelings. This may be difficult especially if …

11
Dec

S-T-R-E-S-S: THE UNWANTED HOLIDAY GIFT

The December holiday season is always described as “the most wonderful time of the year.” Certainly, the beauty of glittering decorations, festively adorned Christmas trees, brightly lit Menorahs, and the harmonious sound of holiday carols can bring a smile to the most fearsome Scrooge. But sometimes, underneath the gilded décor and cheerfully wrapped gifts, holiday …