#103 for Internationally Adopting Parents
February 5, 2009
PAL Center Inc.
Cradle of Hope
Adoption Center is now recruiting host families for its Bridge
of Hope for Russian Children 2009 summer hosting program.
by email firstname.lastname@example.org
or tel. 301-587-4400
to receive a BOHRC information packet and
for details on the program and upcoming information sessions in
Mid-Hudson and Long Island New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts,
New Jersey, Washington DC area, and Chicago.
Application deadline for host families is March 15. You can read
more about BOHRC at http://www.cradlehope.org/BOH/
A new bilingual (Russian/English) speech/language
pathologist joins our Bilingual Extension
Elleseff, MA CCC-SLP
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Abrupt native language
From the limited research it transpires that language
attrition in international adoptees follows the general pattern found
in bilingual children from immigrant families: literacy skills disappear
first (in older children), then expressive language, and after that
receptive language. The study of the specifics of the linguistic mechanism,
dynamic and patterns of first language attrition in international adoptees
is still in its embryonic phase. The psycho-educational consequences
of first language loss in this population have been studied even less,
even though these issues have tremendous practical significance.
What do we know so far?
Gindis, Ph. D.
native language loss in international adoptees
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say we're too old to care for our grandchildren'
Two young children are to be adopted by a
gay couple, despite the protests of their grandparents. The devastated
grandparents were told they would never see the youngsters again unless
they dropped their opposition.
UK, US Women Using DNA Exam To Find If Child Is
Paternity tests are being carried out by DNA laboratories
on unborn children while they are still in the womb, enabling their
mothers to abort them if they are the product of an extramarital affair.
The service, known as a prenatal paternity test, is being used by hundreds
of British women every year, according to one of the labs performing
it. Most of the women opting for it have had affairs and are anxious
to know whether the child they are carrying was fathered by their partner
or their illicit lover.
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