A common question
for adoptive parents has a complex answer:
It's right for me...
of us takes a slightly different path to adoption.
Some a decisive
journey, others a twisting path of growth and discovery
an accidental visit to a web site...
John Wall, International adoption stories
The articles from
our database below continue the motive of patience and leap of
necessary for coping with many issues your children will come with
Harriet White McCarthy Failure
When a newly arrived
post-institutionalized child receives a diagnosis of Failure To Thrive,
what does that really mean to his new parents and family? In older adoptees,
a diagnosis like this can be devastating. Whereas most very young children
with this diagnosis "grow out of it" quickly with good food
and parental devotion, the damage done to an older child requires much
more intensive therapy to overcome. This is the story of one child who
came to America at age five years and received a diagnosis of Failure
To Thrive. You will follow the progression of therapies from developmental
pediatrician to Occupational Therapist to Psychologist and finally to
Linda Busch, Ph.D.
Child Adoption: A Psychologist's Story of Love and Attachment
Linda Busch, clinical psychologist and expert in adoption and attachment,
tells the story of how she and her husband came to adopt an 8 year old
girl from Russia. Dr. Busch believes that most older adopted children
are not attachment disordered, but simply need the same time and attention
to attach as children raised with their biological parents. Dr. Busch
combines self-reflection with her expertise as a psychologist to tell
her beautiful story of older child adoption, and offers help and encouragement
to adoptive parents struggling with attachment concerns.