At 91, John Nightingale has few memories of his early life. Adopted at the age of three, he wonders about the circumstances surrounding his birth. Who were his parents? What circumstances led them to place him for adoption? John has always wanted to know what the name they had given him when he was born.
In the spring of 2018, Ethan saw a post on Facebook about Kidsave, an organization that brings older children from Colombia to the United States through its Summer Miracles® Program. Children stay with host families to learn about U.S. culture and experience life with an American family. At the end of the visit, some families
“You can get killed just for living in your American skin.” These lyrics were sung by Bruce Springsteen in American Skin, a song about the 1991 death of a black man at the hands of four New York police officers. This song was used later to train parents planning to adopt transracially, to highlight the
May is National Foster Care Month across the U.S. According to the Children’s Bureau “it’s a time to recognize that we each can play a part in enhancing the lives of children and youth in foster care.” The primary purpose of foster care, also known as out-of-home care, is to provide a safe and stable
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We received notice from the Adoption Medicine Clinic that this study is being postponed due to COVID-19. Dr. Eckerle and the Adoption Medicine Clinic are inviting parents and their adopted children to join a first-of-its-kind study to evaluate the benefits of practicing mind/body stress reduction techniques within adoptive families. What is the opportunity? Attend an