There have been a lot of good articles and blog posts lately. I’ve been adding links in to posts that I’ve written previously which are on the Adoption Resources tab but I thought I’d compile them into a post for those of you who subscribe but have already read those posts.
Adopting two unrelated children concurrently is still something that people have a lot of interest in. I added this recent Creating A Family podcast on the topic.
Relatively new blogger Waigouren Mama has a series of posts about her family’s experience in adopting a child who had greater needs than they expected, making the decision to return him to the orphanage, and her continued emotional struggles after returning home.
No Hands But Ours (if you don’t subscribe to their blog, make sure you do!) has also recently begun a series on adoption disruption. I’m sure they got the idea from my post on the topic! (Just kidding!). So far they have Part I, Part II, and Part III posted. I’m glad this topic is becoming discussed more in the adoption community.
TIME magazine posted a really excellent article on The Realities of Raising a Kid of a Different Race. I was fortunate enough to be able to read it before they put it behind the pay wall. I decided to post the link for those who are subscribers or in case they release it later.
Another difficult adoption topic– post adoption depression. Laure opens up about her experience.
Several Child child trafficking stories in the news fairly recently. 37 babies rescued by police in Shandong province. Within the past year a Chinese doctor found persuading parents that their newborn babies were sick and should be given up and several large child trafficking rings broken up.
I recently watched Little Red Flowers through Netflix. It is about a little boy who is sent to a boarding kindergarten but can’t fit in. Apparently it was considered a little subversive by the government for sending a message of nonconformity. The director said that it wasn’t supposed to be set in any particular time, but that many people in China attended such kindergartens and still send their children to them today. It was very cute, and I really enjoyed it. Be aware that there is a lot of child nudity (bathing, changing, etc) and urination in it. Which the director said only seemed to bother Americans!
Have you read anything good lately? Leave a link in the comments section!