Category Archives: Parenting

Importance of Documenting Your Child’s Mongolian Spots

As we near back-to-school time, I’m strongly recommending to my friends who have children with Mongolian Spots that you make sure that the Mongolian Spots are well documented with your child’s pediatrician as well as with their teacher, schools (file), … Continue reading

Posted in Parenting | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

Article: A Mom’s Heart on Race

I wanted to share this article about race with everyone. I think it is worth reading. This article is told from a Christian perspective. It does not celebrate ‘color blindness’, but rather celebrates the wonderful diversity in God’s children. One … Continue reading

Posted in Books, Articles, and Readings, Parenting | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Adoptive Families: Age by Age Guide to Talking to Your Kids about Adoption

Adoptive Families has a helpful age-by-age guide to talking to your kids about adoption. Title: Adoption Through a Child’s Eyes Author: Lois Melina Quote: “By tuning in to what children understand about adoption at different ages, our talks become richer, … Continue reading

Posted in Adoption, Books, Articles, and Readings, Holt Children's Services Inc. (aka Holt Korea), Holt International Children's Service, Parenting | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Adoption: The Waiting Child Video

For more information on adopting a waiting child, please contact your adoption agency, Holt International Children’s Services, or RainbowKids.com

Posted in Adoption, China, Holt Children's Services Inc. (aka Holt Korea), Holt International Children's Service, Korea, Parenting | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Traveling with Small Humans

When we first started telling people we were going to Korea on vacation for 2 1/2 weeks, one of the first questions many asked was:  “Are you bringing the kids?” or “All of you???”  When we said, “Yes!”  we were … Continue reading

Posted in Adoption, Adoption Travel - Korea, Holt Children's Services Inc. (aka Holt Korea), Holt International Children's Service, Korea, Parenting | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Blog post: Things to know during early transition period

I wanted to recommend a blog post written by an adoptive mother about things that were important to do or have when you first bring your child home.  Some of the things are specific to adopting from Ethiopia but others … Continue reading

Posted in Adoption, Books, Articles, and Readings, Parenting | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

“Are You Ready to Talk About Adoption?—Part II”

This looks like a great class! “Are You Ready to Talk About Adoption?—Part II” February 23- 5:00p.m. Pacific Time After our first “Are You Ready to Talk About Adoption” webinar in September 2011, an overwhelming number of participants asked for … Continue reading

Posted in Adoption, Holt International Children's Service, Parenting | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Korea Times: Adoption and Baby-related Korean Vocabulary

The Korea Times has a section online that is devoted to Korean language learning: http://koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/art/art_list.asp?categoryCode=273 Here are a few of the topics related to adoptions and babies that might be of interest to people learning Korean and wanting to pick … Continue reading

Posted in Adoption, History and Culture, Korea, Korean Language, Parenting | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Readings: Blog by Adoptive Mother & Series of Articles by KAD

A blog you might be interested in reading.  It is written by an adoptive mom who is also a regular contributor to the Holt International Post Adoption Blog: You’re My Second Mom, Aren’t You?  http://mysecondmama.com/ Author:  Jane Ballback Also Seen In: … Continue reading

Posted in Adoption, Books, Articles, and Readings, Korea, Parenting | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Recommended Reading – “Race and Identity in Transracial Adoption”

Title: “Race and Identity in Transracial Adoption: Suggestions for Adoptive Parents” Author: Nicole M. Callahan Source: Adoption Advocate, a publication of the National Council For Adoption (NCFA) Link: https://www.adoptioncouncil.org/images/stories/documents/ncfa_adoption_advocate_no38.pdf

Posted in Adoption, Books, Articles, and Readings, Parenting | Tagged , | Leave a comment