December 5, 2019. Resources on Language Acquisition and Speech Delays in Children Who are Adopted From Foster Care Internationally Adopted. We are linking today to a very helpful PDF on delayed language and speech acquisition in adopted children. As the authors, Ryan Hanlon and Emma Wise point out, the delays in speech acquisition are very prevalent. Therefore adoptive parents should be prepared for these delays and have methods of therapy and counseling prepared prior to traveling. Better communication makes for a smoother transition and bonding for newly adopted children. To read the PDF, please click here.
December 4, 2019. Kentucky Mother Accused of Selling Her Baby. Kentucky police have charged Maria Domingo-Perez with baby selling after school officials reported that a mother was transferring custody of her baby. The couple accused of buying the child for $2000, Catharina Jose Felipe, and Jose Manuel Pascual, were also arrested and charged. To access the story, please click here.
December 2, 2019. Department of State Country Pages' Updates Coming. We have been informed that the Office of Children's Issues will be updating its country pages. We applaud this effort. Many of these pages have not been revised for some time. In this regard, we would hope that DOS will date each update so that prospective adoptive parents and other interested readers will know when the updates were written.
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