International Adoption Info

Newsletter #56 for Internationally Adopting Parents
April 12, 2007
PAL Center Inc.

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Gary Direnfeld, MSW, RSW
Adopted or not... Your past matters when parenting your child
Do you cave to your child’s tantrums or protests? Does your child out-talk you or hold you emotionally hostage by telling you he or she doesn’t love you when held accountable for behaviour? Is your child out of control? Were you yourself harshly or abusively disciplined as a child? Personal parenting history factors in...

Gary Direnfeld, MSW, RSW
Some frustration is necessary!
When the infant cries, the infant is fed. Almost immediate gratification. However, when the child is a preschooler and tells us he or she is hungry, we may ask the child to wait until supper, or offer a small snack to tide them over. Hence gratification is delayed or only partially appeased. Thus children learn they can wait to achieve desired goals and learn to endure frustration as when efforts towards gratification are thwarted. Together, these life skills are referred to as the ability to delay gratification and tolerate frustration.

Sophie Cosic
How to improve your chances of getting pregnant
The number of women in the workforce is larger than at any time in our history. Increasingly women are focusing on their careers and putting off child-bearing until their thirties and forties. For many women whose biological clock is ticking, increasing the odds of becoming pregnant has become a top priority.

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Post Adoption Depression

Harriet White McCarthy
Post adoption depression - the unacknowledged hazard
For those of us who are part of the International Adoption Community, in particular parents of orphanage children, we have the added complication of adopting children who are almost always older than newborns and have been in an institutional setting. In many cases, our new children are toddlers to school-aged, and their histories and language issues add an extra dimension to the possibility of their new adoptive mothers developing PADS.

Dr. Mark Lerner
Is adoption stress the same as post adoption depression?
Who is likely to experience it and how can it be prevented? The term “Post-Adoption Depression” has been used to explain the feelings of sadness that are experienced by many adoptive parents subsequent to the adoptive process.


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