Websites on Adoption
Australian Intercountry Adoption Network http://www.aican.org/index.php
The Australian InterCountry Adoption Network (AICAN) is the national network of 17 Non-Government Organisations (NGOs) involved in intercountry adoption - Australian InterCountry Adoption Network
Australian Society of Intercountry Aid for Children http://www.asiac.org.au/
ASIAC NSW is a voluntary non-profit parent group. Its members are people who have adopted or are looking to adopt a child from an overseas country, and others who have a desire to support the aims of the Society - Australian Society of Intercountry Aid for Children
Australian Families for Children http://www.australiansadopt.org/
Provides an adoption service to families in Australia wishing to adopt children from overseas countries in need of overseas adoptive families - Australian Families for Children.
Australians Caring for Children http://www.accau.org/
Australians Caring for Children Inc is a voluntary, non-political and non-sectarian association formed in 1987 by a number of families who have adopted children from overseas, through the assistance of Australian Families for Children. Australians Caring for Children Inc (ACC) is a non-profit association, whose main objectives are to provide support to adoptive families in Australia and to provide aid to orphaned and abandoned children in developing countries - Australians Caring for Children
International Adoption - Rainbow Kids http://www.rainbowkids.com/#
Rainbow Kids is a monthly on-line International Adoption magazine. If you click on Articles, there are stories, advice and news.
A lot of the "how to adopt" information is specifically for American families.
Adoption Research and Reports
Issues about Adoption
Websites on Attachment and Bonding
Websites / Articles on Ethiopian/African Children
Addis Ababa Communique on Intercountry Adoption http://a-childs-voice.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/The-Addis-Ababa-Commnunique-on-Intercounrty-Adoption_EN.pdf
Intercountry Adoption as a measure of last resort in Africa: advancing the rights of a child rather than the right to a child http://www.surjournal.org/eng/conteudos/getArtigo10.php?artigo=10,artigo_mezmur.htm
Websites / Articles on Older Child Adoption
Older Child Adoption is a website covering many of the important issues relevant to parents who are considering adopting older children, or who have already adopted older children. This is an American based website, but many of the issues discussed are relevant to adoptive families in any country http://older-child.adoption.com/
Language and the older adopted child. Loss of the birth language occurs quickly after adoption even in older children. The loss of the first language before the new adopted language develops leaves the internationally adopted child in a linguistic and educational limbo.- article http://pages.towson.edu/sglennen/Olderchildrenandlanguage.htm
Adopting Older Children Kit from Australian families for Children website http://www.australiansadopt.org/Resources.php
Websites / Articles on Sibling Group Adoption
An article on keeping brothers and sisters together through sibling group adoption - Sibling Groups http://www.nacac.org/adoptalk/sibling_ties.html
Websites on Single Parent Adoption
Being a successful single parent from Real families Real Answers - website http://realfamiliesrealanswers.org/?page_id=66
On overview of some of the issues involved in single parenting (not specifically adoptive parenting) - website.http://www.searchmothers.com/features/feature_single_parenting.php
Breastfeeding of an adopted baby can be possible for some families, and there are links below to more information which can help you make an informed decision as to if breastfeeding might be the right decision for you and your child….
Breastfeeding and Attachment - website http://www.attachmentparenting.org/principles/feed.php
Breastfeeding, Attachment and Adoption article, written by an Australian adoptive mum, published in the International Breastfeeding Journal - article http://www.internationalbreastfeedingjournal.com/content/1/1/5/abstract
Mother's Direct, an Australian website on breastfeedin. - website http://www.mothersdirect.com.au/
Relactation Booklet, a booklet on relactation for adoptive mothers that can be purchased online from Mother's Direct website - booklet http://www.mothersdirect.com.au/catalogue/aba-booklets/relactation-and-adoptive-breastfeeding
Adoptive Breastfeeding Resource Website, a website with articles, advice and links to other sites. - website http://www.fourfriends.com/abrw/
Adoptive Breastfeeding advice by La Leche League Leaders http://www.lalecheleague.org/faq/adopt.html
Post Adoption Resources in Australia - website http://www.bensoc.org.au/postadoption/
Australians Caring for Children Inc is a voluntary, non-political and non-sectarian association formed in 1987 by a number of families who have adopted children from overseas, through the assistance of Australian Families for Children. - website http://www.accau.org/
United Adoptees International - blogspot http://www.uai-news.blogspot.com.au/
Post Adoption Health
WARNING: Urgent Medical Information about Codeine
From US Food and Drug Administration website August 2012
Taking codeine after tonsillectomy and/or adenoidectomy may increase the risk for breathing problems and death in children who are “ultra-rapid metabolizers.” The estimated number of “ultra-rapid metabolizers” is generally 1 to 7 per 100 people, but may be as high as 28 per 100 people in some ethnic groups (see Table 1 in article).
The table in the article shows how common it is for different races to be ultarapid metabolisers and is as high as 29% for Ethiopians
.Another article is sited about ultra-rapid metababolism among Ethiopians
Aklillu E, Persson I, Bertilsson L, Johansson I, Rodrigues F, Ingelman-Sundberg M. Frequent distribution of ultrarapid metabolizers of debrisoquine in an ethiopian population carrying duplicated and multiduplicated functional CYP2D6 alleles. J Pharmacol Exp Ther 1996;278:441-6.
An article highlighting some issues regarding diet. The article may be of interest to parents who are concerned about the significant increase in cholesterol levels of their children whose diet now includes high amounts of meat, milk, icecream, butter etc. Also, the effects of of products (hand and face creams and hair products) that include hormones on children. And, the effect of genetically modified foods (including wheat, rice, vegetables) and the effects of pesticides and fertilisers on the growth and health of children. Website http://kidshealth.org/parent/medical/heart/cholesterol.html#
This website has slides showing photos of various skin conditions that occur in babies/older kids from African and other non-European cultures.http://ethnomed.org/clinical/dermatology/influence_culture_pigment
Mystery skin problems seem to be something many parents ask each other about, and these photos may be useful for parents and also doctors who don't always know how to help.http://www.medicinenet.com/image_collection/article.htm
Some websites that offer some information about Molluscum... of course all parents should consult their doctor before choosing a method of treatment...
Medicare has an information sheet for parents adopting from an overseas country. http://www.humanservices.gov.au/spw/customer/publications/resources/ma1856-21/ma1856-21-0908en.pdf
The Orphan Doctor
The Worldwide Orphans Foundation has an on-line website that includes information on health issues for children from Ethiopia. http://www.orphandoctor.com/medical/regional/ethiopia/index.html
ADHD & Adopted Children
Diagnosis: ADHD—or Is It Trauma? an article by Maia Szalavitz for MSN Health & Fitness. website http://health.msn.com/health-topics/adhd/diagnosis-adhd%E2%80%94or-is-it-trauma
ADHD and adopted children http://international.adoption.com/foreign/psychologist-questions.html
Sleep disturbance http://www.adopting.org/adoptions/transition-from-orphanage-to-home-adoptive-parenting,2.html