Special Needs and Nutrition: Congenital Heart Disease

By SPOON Foundation Children with a variety of special needs, including Congenital Heart Disease (CHD), are increasingly being adopted internationally. Children with CHD are particularly at risk for malnutrition and poor growth. The type and severity of the… Read More

Adoption Nutrition: Cerebral Palsy

By SPOON Foundation  Children with cerebral palsy (CP) are at high risk for feeding difficulties and resulting malnutrition. Feeding difficulties in children with CP can include difficulties with drinking liquids, swallowing, and/or chewing. Causes of Nutrition and Feeding… Read More

Adoption Nutrition: Hoarding Food

By SPOON Foundation Hoarding food is a common behavior in children who have been deprived of adequate sustenance early in life. It can manifest in many ways, including hiding food around the house, overeating even to the point… Read More

Why Internationally Adopted Children Are At-Risk for Malnutrition

By SPOON Foundation The correct diagnosis of nutritional deficiencies is extremely important to help newly adopted children get off to the best start. In the third installment of “Bite Sized Tips,” a collaboration between SPOON Foundation and Adoption… Read More

Habits for a Happy and Healthy Mealtime

By SPOON Foundation Shared mealtimes are a critical way to deepen attachment whether you have a 5 month old or a 15 year old. But the dinner table is not always an easy place for adopted or foster… Read More

Adoption Nutrition: Cerebral Palsy

By SPOON Foundation Children with cerebral palsy (CP) are at high risk for feeding difficulties and resulting malnutrition. Feeding difficulties in children with CP can include difficulties with drinking liquids, swallowing, and/or chewing. Causes of Nutrition and Feeding… Read More

Selective Eating

By Spoon Foundation Parents are often prepared for hoarding behaviors upon adoption but may be surprised when their new child refuses to eat or eats very selectively.  There are several explanations for food aversions in post-institutionalized and fostered… Read More

Adoption Nutrition: Cleft Lip and Palate

By SPOON Foundation Children with a variety of special needs, including cleft lip and palate, are increasingly being adopted internationally. Children with cleft lip and palate are particularly at risk for feeding difficulties, malnutrition, and poor growth.  Potential… Read More

New Parent Resource!

By SPOON Foundation Dear friends –  SPOON is excited to share a new resource on our one-of-a-kind website for nutrition and feeding of foster and adopted kids, AdoptionNutrition.org. As more and more adoptions are now of children with… Read More

Adoption Parenting Pathways

New from Adoption Learning Partners Adoption Parenting Pathways (APP), a tool allowing adoptive parents to find local and online resources to specifically meet their family’s needs. Use APP to search an area of concern or interest and find… Read More