Monthly Archives: March 2010

Lobbying: email your TD and Senator

This morning, we have sent the following email to each TD and each Senator. You can see their statements, and react to them, and you can post your own statement too. Dear [name] As a [function], your opinion is of … Continue reading

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Family tree cool tool: GenoPro Beta

I was looking for a tool to create a family tree. And most of them were either scams, freeware for 7 days before you need to register, or malware of sort. And because most of them are coming from America, … Continue reading

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King and King and Family

[easyreview title=”King and King and Family, Linda de Haan and Stern Nijland” cat1title=”Relevance to Ireland” cat1detail=”Not rated yet. Listing suggested by a friend.” cat1rating=”5″ cat2title=”Relevance to ‘pink adoptions’” cat2detail=”Not rated yet. Listing suggested by a friend.” cat2rating=”5″ cat3title=”Accessibility” cat3detail=”Not rated … Continue reading

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The Family Book

[easyreview title=”The Family Book, Todd Parr” cat1title=”Relevance to Ireland” cat1detail=”Not rated yet. Listing suggested by a friend.” cat1rating=”5″ cat2title=”Relevance to ‘pink adoptions’” cat2detail=”Not rated yet. Listing suggested by a friend.” cat2rating=”5″ cat3title=”Accessibility” cat3detail=”Not rated yet. Listing suggested by a friend.” … Continue reading

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What to expect when you're adopting

Having been adopted himself, the author – also a leading clinical psychiatrist – is well placed to write this accessible and straightforward guide. It will take you step-by-step through the emotional implications of adopting a child. Continue reading

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Towards a standardised framework for intercountry adoption assessment procedures

A must read before reading anything else, especially any book that will provide process and legal advice, relating to the situation in the UK or the USA.
It is intended to give Health
Boards, Adoption Societies/Agencies, social work managers, social workers and others
involved in the process of intercountry adoption a detailed and practical framework for
implementing the accepted recommendations of the standardised framework.
Many aspects
of this document are also of relevance to applicants themselves. Continue reading

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What is the best name for the anniversary of the home-arrival of the adopted child?

Before launching the site, and while we wait till it is fully built, here is a question every adopting parent may have wondered about: how do I make adoption an asset in the mind of my kids? I suppose that … Continue reading

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Intercountry adoption outcomes in Ireland

180 children and their parents who had adopted in Ireland over the last 10 years were interviewed about their thoughts and feelings about intercountry adoption. Download for free Continue reading

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Belonging

Cambodian refugee, Li-Da Kruger, is the subject of a documentary (screened on British television in 2003). It was the gripping story of her search to find her roots amongst the rubble of war-torn Cambodia. Continue reading

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Intercountry adopted children at primary school

Not reviewed yet. On the recommended book list. [easyreview title=”Intercountry adopted children at primary school, Overseas Family Association, 1990″ cat1title=”Relevance to Ireland” cat1detail=”Not yet reviewed. No rating yet…” cat1rating=”0″ cat2title=”Relevance to ‘pink adoptions’” cat2detail=”Not yet reviewed. No rating yet…” cat2rating=”0″ … Continue reading

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Raising adopted children

Offers parents practical advice about raising an adopted child and covers current issues such as prenatal drug exposure and transracial adoption. Continue reading

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Will you be here when I get home?

Claire Cashin was adopted. In her youth, she experienced many personal challenges because her birth mother gave her away. This led her in search of her biological mother. This is a true and very honest account of adoption, search and reunion. Continue reading

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Dream’s end

Not reviewed yet. On the recommended book list. [easyreview title=”Dream’s end, Ji Sun Sjogren, Adoption & Fostering Summer 1997 Vol. 21 No. 2, BAAF” cat1title=”Relevance to Ireland” cat1detail=”Not yet reviewed. No rating yet…” cat1rating=”0″ cat2title=”Relevance to ‘pink adoptions’” cat2detail=”Not yet … Continue reading

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'Transracial' placements: an adoptee’s perspective in working with 'black' children and adolescents in need

Not reviewed yet. On the recommended book list. [easyreview title=”‘Transracial’ placements: an adoptee’s perspective in working with ‘black’ children and adolescents in need, Sue Jardine, BAAF” cat1title=”Relevance to Ireland” cat1detail=”Not yet reviewed. No rating yet…” cat1rating=”0″ cat2title=”Relevance to ‘pink adoptions’” … Continue reading

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Being adopted, the lifelong search for self

This book outlines developmental tasks at each of seven stages throughout the life of an adopted person. Continue reading

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Real parents, real children: parenting the adopted child

The authors bring years of experience to the complex emotional issues that parents will negotiate, and expert advice on establishing a healthy, loving parent-child relationship. Continue reading

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RESOLVED: The Adoption Authority of Ireland's website under attack

The Adoption Authority of Ireland’s website (http://www.adoptionboard.ie/) seems to have been attacked and is down for maintenance. (Malware) Do not try to log into any of the direct links as it may result in the download of malicious software on … Continue reading

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A ghost in my own country

Not reviewed yet. On the recommended book list. [easyreview title=”A ghost in my own country, Ji Sun Sjogren, Adoption & Fostering Summer 1996 Vol. 20. No. 2, BAAF” cat1title=”Relevance to Ireland” cat1detail=”Not yet reviewed. No rating yet…” cat1rating=”0″ cat2title=”Relevance to … Continue reading

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Bruised before birth, parenting children exposed to parental substance abuse

Not reviewed yet. On the recommended book list. [easyreview title=”Bruised before birth, parenting children exposed to parental substance abuse, McNamara, Bullock and Grimes, 1995, BAAF” cat1title=”Relevance to Ireland” cat1detail=”Not yet reviewed. No rating yet…” cat1rating=”0″ cat2title=”Relevance to ‘pink adoptions’” cat2detail=”Not … Continue reading

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Half a million women: mothers who lose their children by adoption

Not reviewed yet. On the recommended book list. [easyreview title=”Half a million women: mothers who lose their children by adoption, Howe, Sawbridge, Hinings, Penguin, 1992″ cat1title=”Relevance to Ireland” cat1detail=”Not yet reviewed. No rating yet…” cat1rating=”0″ cat2title=”Relevance to ‘pink adoptions’” cat2detail=”Not … Continue reading

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