Monthly Archives: October 2019

What I’m Reading #22

Holt’s post adoption services has a video series on the process of searching for birth parents.

A family shares their experience adopting a Deaf child on No Hands But Ours.

Elizabeth at Ordinary Time has a frank discussion on attachment.

Love Without Boundaries blogs about foster care in China and the trend back toward institutionalization which is occurring.

Liz Larson posts on how to build a loving bond with your child from Day 1.

Books For Littles has an adoptee written blog post discussing children’s books¬†about and featuring adoption.

Sixth Tone has an article discussing the lives of orphans who age out of Chinese orphanages.

A review of the documentary One Child Nation.

NPR has an excellent article about how access to health care has changed over the past decade in China. This is directly relevant to China adoption as many children are abandoned because of the high cost of medical care.

CNN reports on a study which finds that many of China’s “missing girls” were actually unregistered.

Red Table Talk (Jada and Willow Smith with Gammy) features an interview a black transracial adoptee about her experience growing up in an all white family in an all white town.

CCAI Temporary Cessation of China Program

I received a notice today from the US State Department that CCAI’s has been ordered by IAAME, the accrediting entity, to have a temporary cessation of their China program. You can read the notice online here. The length of the cessation was not mentioned but typically temporary suspensions are for 10 days. I will update as more information becomes known.

Here are the substantiated claims found by IAAME.

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If you are currently in process with CCAI please be assured that you will be contacted by them with information on how this will effect your process. Most people will not be effected at all but some families will have a minor delay.