March 29, 2016

A good friend of mine recently told me that her three-year-old daughter, Allie, absolutely refused to get dressed that morning. I hear this story about once a week, and it is similar each time – Dad tries to get the kids dressed in the morning, the five-year-old cooperates, but Allie doesn't like her options and either refuses to put...

March 23, 2016

Did you know that the occurance of anxiety and depression in adopted children is almost twice that of the general population?  And, both conditions manifest very differently in children than they do in adults.  Check out Adoption Learning Partners' new webinar airing Thursday April 7th: ALP Anxiety and Depression in Adopted Child...

March 21, 2016


After 3 Years of Red Tape a Surrey Couple Brings Home Son From the Congo


Although young Pedro, now three and a half, was officially adopted three years ago from the

Congo, he was not permitted to come home to his Canadian family until just recently.

Born in the Democratic Republic of Congo, his parents Shelley and Fred Muntau, have nav...

March 14, 2016

Jillian Lauren and her partner Scott adopted their son Tariku from Ethiopia in 2009. In 2011, Jillian shared her family’s adoption story and perspective on identity development at a Tedx Talk at Chapman University.


I have watched this Ted Talk more than a handful of times, and every time I am impressed by Jillian’s ability to relate t...

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