Monthly Archives: February 2015

When adopted children forget their birth language, it may not be lost without a trace

The Conversation UK 21 November 2014 Monika Schmid How robust are languages learned in childhood but disused later in life? A new study by researchers at McGill University and the University of Montreal has found that the forgotten birth language of adoptees can apparently leave its traces in the brain, many years after the adoption […]

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10 Really Shocking Facts of Child Adoption

HUFFPOST February 27, 2015 Is it shocking that a “social worker will make sure that your entire home is baby-proofed before you bring [an adopted] baby home”? Alison Caporimo thinks so. Caporimo, who is fond of lists and has written them about staying safe while dating online, retro diners, and “17 Badass Ways Women Can […]

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Plan for improved intercountry adoption support

Whyalla News Feb. 25, 2015, 3 p.m Federal member for Grey Rowan Ramsey had welcomed a plan by the commonwealth government to make it simpler to adopt children from overseas. “This is welcome news,” Mr Ramsey said. “The heartbreak of couples who are desperate to add the joy of children to their lives is something […]

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Panel 3 : About the Reality of Intercountry Adoptees

Streamed live on Feb 21, 2015 ONLINE PANELS: Questioning the Sustainability of the Concept of Adoption Panel 3 : About the Reality of Intercountry Adoptees There is a benign assumption that adoption is a happily ever after story. Often simply portrayed in the media, adoption is a complex issue where all parties’ experiences need to […]

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Ethiopian Adoptees: Our Voices in Black History

February 21, 2015 Black History Month is a month set aside to learn, honor, and celebrate the achievements of black men and women through history who have paved the way for many people like myself. To honor Black History Month, I have collaborated with 3 transracial Ethiopian adoptees on a video project which aims to […]

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