This copy of our weekly
newsletter--both new contributions and the articles from our database--is
devoted to those aspects of international adoption where legal issues
can arise; where you would say:
"If I only knew it earlier..."
professionals--an attorney, a pediatrician, a psychologist and a social
worker--share their experience to help you learn it earlier...
Robert K. Crabtree, Esq.
People Make in the Special Education Process
his practice as a special education attorney for parents and students
for more than twenty-five years, Robert K. Crabtree, has seen certain
issues and frustrations expressed repeatedly. He has written a series
of short articles to discuss some of the mistakes people make in the
special education process that often cause or exacerbate those issues
and frustrations. The articles focus in turn on mistakes commonly made
by parents; school districts; independent evaluators; and, finally,
advocates for parents and students.
We begin publication of these
articles starting with the attorney's observations on mistakes commonly
made by parents.
1 - Mistakes Made by Parents
Gordina, MD, FAAP
and Reliability of Records - Part 2 - The Legal Grounds
A. Gordina answers questions about the availability of Russian medical
records and your right to request them for your adopted children, continuing
with the subject that she researched in her earlier article
and Reliability of Records in Russian Orphanages -Part 1
Your Rights: Disability Manifestation Determination for Your Child
well known that internationally adopted post-institutionalized children
have more behavioral problems than children at large. It's not surprising:
a wide range of typical for them disabilities is manifested in disruptive
behaviors. Their problems are often difficult to understand and address,
especially within school environment. Some children may have multiple
disabilities or psychiatric conditions mixed with the learned institutional
behavior, which makes the determination of the roots of their behavioral
issues even more complex. Dr. B. Gindis explains which documents and
procedures should be fully understood by adoptive parents, advocating
for their children at school.
Dr. Marlene Maheu
Smart Parent's Way To Handle Children And Divorce
Unfortunately, international adoption is know to
drastically change the dynamics of a family, which places an additional
pressure and responsibility on every family member; thus divorce in
the adoptive families is unfortunately not a rarity, so the question
is how to limit the damage and the negative effect on children.