Domestic Adoption Resources

Domestic Adoption Resources

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On this page you will find resources relating to domestic adoption:

ADHD
Attachment
Bipolar Disorder
Birth Parent Discussion
Breastfeeding
Depression
Drug & Alcohol Exposure
Infertility
Local Resource Information
Open Adoption
Parenting
Resources
Transracial Adoption
ADHD
  • Link to ADHD Resources
    Location: Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactive Disorder
    Synopsis: Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD) is a national non-profit organization founded in 1987 in response to the frustration and sense of isolation experienced by parents and their children with AD/HD.

    Link to ADHD Resources
    Location: www.adhd.com
    Synopsis: This website provides pointers on getting help for your child with ADHD. It gives great resources such as your rights, how to be a child's advocate, and educational resources.

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Attachment
  • Article Reviewed/Recommended by Gladney Staff & Clients
    Title & Author: Adoption Advocate No. 68: "Will I Love Her?": Love and Attachment in Adoption, by Daniel Nehrbass, Ph.D.
    Synopsis: Many families considering adoption wonder about what life will be like if they adopt a child, and their capacity to care and provide for that child—particularly if she or he is older, has experienced neglect or trauma, or has special needs. In the February 2014 issue of NCFA's Adoption Advocate, "Will I Love Her?": Love and Attachment in Adoption, Dr. Daniel Nehrbass shares his personal thoughts and reflections about the capacity for and characteristics of parental love.
  • Books Reviewed/Recommended by Gladney Staff & Clients
    Title & Author: Attaching in Adoption: Practical Tools for Today's Parents, by Deborah Gray
    Synopsis: Many adopted children come to their families at an older age. Their adoptive parents need help in understanding how prior experiences and changes in caregivers, culture, language, and more can create challenges for children trying to form attachments in their new families. This book provides advice about obtaining a proper diagnosis, building a caring professional team, using various approaches to parenting and teaching, and finding a therapist who is adequately informed, prepared, and experienced.

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Bipolar Disorder
  • Link to Bipolar Disorder Resources
    Location: 101 Leading Sites on Bipolar Disorder and Depression
    Synopsis: General information, research and journals, organizations and communities as well as blogs and other resources.

    Link to Bipolar Disorder Resources
    Location: www.adoption.com
    Synopsis: This website describes what bipolar disorder is, the symptoms, and treatment options.

    Link to Bipolar Disorder Resources
    Location: National Institute of Mental Health
    Synopsis: This site contains specific medical information about Bipolar Disorder.

    Link to Bipolar Disorder Resources
    Location: The Balanced Mind Foundation
    Synopsis: The Balanced Mind Foundation guides families raising children with mood disorders to the answers, support and stability they seek.

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Birth Parent Discussion

  • Link to Discussion Birth Parents with Child Resources
    Location: Family Services Conference Call
    Synopsis: As parents, we want the very best for our children. Many of the questions we receive are on how to present difficult subjects about a child's background with the child and, at what age.

Breastfeeding

  • Books Reviewed/Recommended by Gladney Staff & Clients
    Title & Author: Breastfeeding the Adopted Baby, by Debra Stewart Peterson
    Synopsis: BREASTFEEDING THE ADOPTED BABY gives you all the practical information and emotional support that you need. After reading this book, you will feel informed and confident with your decision to breastfeed your baby.

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Depression

  • Link to Depression Resources
    Location: 101 Leading Sites on Bipolar Disorder and Depression
    Synopsis: General information, research and journals, organizations and communities as well as blogs and other resources. Articles Reviewed/Recommended by Gladney Staff & Clients
    Title: After Placement
    Location: Gladney E-News
    Synopsis: I know we all have heard about Post Partum Depression, but what about Post Placement Depression? Post Placement Depression is common for families to experience after placement.

    Link to Depression Resources
    Location: www.adoption.com
    Synopsis: This link provides information about childhood depressive disorders, common symptoms, how to diagnose, treatment, medication, and advice to parents.

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Drug and Alcohol Exposure

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Infertility
  • Articles by Gladney Staff & Clients
    Title: Infertility: How To Respond When Those Closest to You Are Clueless?
    Location: Gladney Articles
    Synopsis: "Nobody seems to understand that everything I do, every single day, is related to trying to get pregnant," a woman stated in a discussion group to help women cope. Last spring, I had an opportunity to participate in a discussion with a group of women, all courageously sharing their experiences of struggling through varying stages of infertility-related challenges.

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Local Resource Information

  • Subject: Local Medical Resources
    Description: Gladney Family Association Referrals
    Synopsis: Gladney Family Association provides names of local professional resources for specific medical referrals. Please send an email to Gladney Family Association Referral requesting a referral in your area.

    Subject: Local Educational Resources
    Description: Gladney Family Association Referrals
    Synopsis: Gladney Family Association provide names of local professional resources for specific educational referrals such as day cares, schools, tutors, SAT coaching. Please send an email to Gladney Family Association Referral requesting a referral in your area.

    Subject: Local Psychological/Counseling Resources
    Description: Gladney Family Association Referrals
    Synopsis: Gladney Family Association provide names of local professional resources for psychological/counseling referrals. Please send an email to Gladney Family Association Referral requesting a referral in your area.

    Subject: Other Referral Services
    Description: Gladney Family Association Referrals
    Synopsis: Gladney Family Association provide names of local services such as babysitters. Please send an email to Gladney Family Association Referral requesting a referral in your area.

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Open Adoption

  • Books Reviewed/Recommended by Gladney Staff & Clients
    Title & Author: The Adoption Option Complete Handbook, Chris Adamec
    Synopsis: This handbook gives you everything you need to adopt - and answers questions you might be afraid to ask. Details of a myriad of adoption resources available in the U.S., Canada, and abroad.

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Parenting

  • Subject:The "What to Expect" in Adoption
    Title: Adoption Parenting: Creating a Toolbox, Building Connections
    Location: Amazon.com
    Synopsis: This is "What to Expect" for the adoptive family. It is a book you won’t read all at once, but come back to again and again as your child’s awareness of who they are and how they came to join your family develops and your awareness of how to parent them evolves. Each person comes to parenting from a different place and the needs their children have are unique. With over 100 contributors, this book allows the reader to choose which tools are helpful for their particular situation and which are not. This isn't a book about what you have to do to parent, but about perspective, awareness, and understanding that overlays how you parent. This book is designed to help each of us become the best parents for our children and to offer support and connections for families on the journey of adoption parenting!

    Articles Reviewed/Recommended by Gladney Staff & Clients
    Title: Raising Confident Sons Who Have Respect for Others
    Location: News Articles
    Author Bio: Peggy Drexler, Ph.D., a research psychologist and Assistant Professor of Psychology at Weill Medical College of Cornell University, is the author of “Raising Boys Without Men” (Rodale, 2005) and a former gender scholar at Stanford University. For more information visit www.peggydrexler.com.

    Articles Reviewed/Recommended by Gladney Staff & Clients
    Subject: Parenting
    Title: Back to School: Tips for School Success
    Location: Gladney's Bright Futures Newsletter
    Synopsis: What can you do to ease your child's school days? How can you empower your child and his teacher? Do you tell the teacher that he is adopted? How do you handle adoption-related assignments? Should you help his teacher become more adoption friendly?

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Resources

  • Books Reviewed/Recommended by Gladney Staff & Clients
    Title & Author: Adoption in Schools: Resources for Parents and Teachers, by Lansing Wood and Nancy Ng
    Synopsis: From tots to teens, school can often be a challenge for the adopted child. Sometimes it's "simply" a matter of educating the educators about adoption, diversity, inclusion, language, and special educational needs. Sometimes you need to go further and tackle deeply-held traditional practices and policies. Either way, this book will help you and your child's teachers make school a better place for your adopted child.

    Books Reviewed/Recommended by Gladney Staff & Clients
    Title & Author: One Wonderful You, by Francie Portnoy
    Synopsis: For an adopted child, forming a healthy identity requires incorporating two family legacies into his or her self-definition. ONE WONDERFUL YOU shows how the child is a blend of two families: the physical traits and many of the personality traits that come from the birth family plus the nurturing contributions from the adoptive family, combining to form a complete person. This is a positive, feel-good book for adopted children.

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Transracial Adoption

  • Books Reviewed/Recommended by Gladney Staff & Clients
    Title & Author: Inside Transracial Adoption, by Gail Steinberg and Beth Hall
    Synopsis: The authors provide reactive, confident, pro-active, and provocative guidance both for prospective parents who are considering transracial adoption for the first time and also for those who are experienced veterans. This book offers direction for building close, loving, and very real families consisting of individuals who are proud and culturally competent members of differing races.

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Please note: Referral lists are provided by Gladney Family Association families who have used the services of these professionals, and not a recommendation of these professionals by the Gladney Center. The links are provided as useful resources and not recommendation of the site, person, or product.

This page last updated on Saturday September 24, 2011

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