"There are no argumentative children; only adults who argue with children."

Adopting Older Children

Question

My wife and I are trying to adopt older children from Ethiopia. Our Christian faith-based adoption agency required us to study lessons in a video training course called Because They Waited which is very adamant about (among other things) attachment. The book we were required to read is called The Connected Child.

I would not follow most of the advice in these training tools for a newborn (which we've raised) or and adopted infant (which we've also raised) but I recognize that adopting older children may present real traumas and hardships that need to be overcome. Are there any adjustments/alternate strategies to dealing with at risk children 6 years and older who may have been abused and neglected?

All the best,

Subscribe To View The Answer

Please register and purchase a subscription in order to view the answer. Existing members please log in.

Continue

Return to Previous Page

View All Questions

Related Ages

Related Topics