baby home from the orphanage
your baby home from the orphanage: advice for parents
infants adopted before the age of six months fare no differently than
infants raised from birth. However, after six months, the effects of
institutional care begin to emerge. It is important to realize that
even the best orphanages are not good places to raise a child.
of the adoption journey
Adoption is a life long journey
with stages that emerge across the individual and family lifespan. As
time progresses, adoptive parents have to accept the reality that adoption
is based on a complex developmental trauma. Adoption does not heal infertility.--that
grief has to be dealt with on a separate plane. The adopted child is
always aware of the slender but strong thread of commitment that created
this family. The family built by adoption is a real family but not the
equivalent of a biological family.
Gordina, MD, FAAP
toilet training. part 1, toilet training the grandmother style
In order to understand what to do with the newly adopted child, who
was partially trained or abused during the toilet training process,
we first have to determine what exactly is early toilet training and
what is the difference in perception of toilet training in Russia and
in the United States.