Adoption Nutrition Tips

By SPOON Foundation While some adopted children come home in bodies that are clearly aching for food, others may appear well-nourished but are similarly suffering from nutrient deficiencies.  Sometimes adopted children are “stunted,” a condition in which insufficient… Read More

IRIS Educational Media Seeking Adoptive Families

The Education Center for Adoptive Parents Online (ECAPO) research study IRIS Educational Media (IRIS Ed) in Eugene, OR is conducting an online research study with adoptive parents starting Fall 2012 and they need you! IRIS Ed and Adoption… Read More

Speech-Language Strategies for Internationally Adopted Children

I usually write about issues directly connected to behavior, which relates to a child’s ability to regulate their emotions. I came across the article below and wanted to share it in its entirety with you. Ms. Elleseff’s article… Read More

Snack, Play, Love

Snack, Play, Love  The Connection Between Nutrition and Your Child’s Behavior     Join Dr. Karyn Purvis  as she discusses the most recent research on the impact nutrition can have on behavior.  She will examine the effects certain foods… Read More

Emotional Regulation: Holiday Tips

The holidays are rife with potential opportunities for parents and kids to get over stimulated and temporarily lose the ability to keep their emotions regulated. Routines are non-existent, meal schedules often get disrupted and everyone’s blood sugar goes… Read More

Family Education Partnership

Holt International and Adoption Mosaic, a Portland-based adoption education and support nonprofit organization, is pleased to announce its newly formed Family Education Partnership. This September, Holt will host a 1-hour webinar, Are You Ready to Talk About Adoption? … Read More

“In On It” by Elisabeth O’Toole

New Adoption Book Welcomes Friends and Relatives Into Adoption In On It: What Adoptive Parents Would Like You To Know About Adoption. A Guide for Relatives and Friends is the adoption book “for everyone else” — grandparents, aunts… Read More

When Adoptees Want to Search for Birth Relatives: Resource for Adoptive Parents

I often talk to adoptive parents who have questions about their adult child searching for their birth parents.  Some are in favor and want to know what they can do to help and some have concerns wanting to… Read More