Category - Haiti

12
Apr

Resources & Responsibilities: part 1

The story of Artyom Savelyev adopted from and returned to Russia is deeply concerning for me as an adoption advocate and licensed mental health counselor who has worked with all sides of the adoption triad. I am concerned about all of the other children in Russia who may miss out on a chance for a ...
8
Mar

Healing Grief

My daughter arrived home at thirteen months, broken in spirit and disconnected. I sensed that she was engulfed in an invisible cocoon. Her cries and screams which happened without warning and often over a dozen times each day, expressed her fathomless grief and her inability to connect. My daughter was trying, but her sensory processing ...
20
Feb

Considering The Risk To Every Child

I was saddened earlier this week to hear a news story from CBS news about Christian World Adoption. Incidences like what CBS reports ocurred in Ethiopia and what the group of American Baptists in Haiti attempted end up hurting more children than they could ever help. The publicity may make some more hesitant about adopting, ...
23
Oct

Those Eyes…

Those eyes, looking past me, hesitant to make eye contact, afraid to hope… those eyes that track from just below my face to one of the babies… That look, deep in those eyes, with the stoic knowing that our only interest must be in the babies… That hesitance to engage with us, with me, in ...
12
Oct

How to Keep Your Cool Through the Adoption Journey

Adoption is the legal transfer of parental rights & responsibilities to the adopting parent. Like any legal process, there is often a lot of confusion & paperwork involved. In inter-country adoption four different areas of law are involved. In addition, there are times when you must wait or be dependent on the decisions of others. ...
23
Aug

Answers About the Adoption Tax Credit – Part 1

In the next few weeks, we will be sharing a series of posts about the Adoption Tax Credit, written by Rob Pederson. Rob is a CPA with 11 years of experience – 4 in public accounting as an auditor and tax preparer, and 7 in the accounting departments of two publicly traded companies. He also ...
16
Jun

Handling the Difficult Truth with Honesty

I want to Thank Amy Eldridge for bringing this blog by Sang-Shil Kim to our attention with her commentary. In "An Inconvient Truth" Sang-Shil discusses the feelings she has knowing that adoption was a "second choice" for her parents and not wanting to know how many years were spent trying to conceive or how many ...
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