- The Washington Times - Saturday, July 31, 2004

MORE INFO:

BOOKS —

• “ARE THOSE KIDS YOURS? AMERICAN FAMILIES WITH CHILDREN ADOPTED FROM OTHER COUNTRIES,” BY CHERI REGISTER, FREE PRESS, 1990. THE AUTHOR, MOTHER OF TWO KOREAN-BORN DAUGHTERS, WRITES ABOUT WHAT FAMILIES WITH FOREIGN-BORN CHILDREN CAN EXPECT AS THEY GROW.

• “INTERCOUNTRY ADOPTION FROM CHINA: EXAMINING CULTURAL HERITAGE AND OTHER POSTADOPTION ISSUES,” BY JAY ROJEWSKI AND JACY ROJEWSKI, BERGIN AND GARVEY, 2001. THIS BOOK, WRITTEN BY A COUPLE WITH TWO ASIAN DAUGHTERS, COVERS ISSUES INTERNATIONAL ADOPTEES FACE AND HOW FAMILIES CAN INCORPORATE BIRTH-COUNTRY CULTURE INTO THEIR LIVES.

ASSOCIATIONS —

• FAMILIES WITH CHILDREN FROM CHINA HAS AN ACTIVE GROUP IN THE WASHINGTON AREA. THE GROUP SEEKS TO EDUCATE CHINESE CHILDREN AND THEIR AMERICAN FAMILIES ABOUT CHINESE CULTURE, LANGUAGE AND SOCIETY. THERE ARE PLAY GROUPS, HOLIDAY GATHERINGS, A NEWSLETTER AND A GUIDE TO OTHER AREA RESOURCES. INFORMATION: WWW.FCCCAPITAL.ORG.

• FAMILIES FOR RUSSIAN AND UKRAINE ADOPTION IS A NATIONAL SUPPORT NETWORK FOR FAMILIES WHO HAVE ADOPTED FROM THAT AREA. IT HAS MANY RESOURCES FOR FAMILIES IN ALL STAGES OF THE ADOPTION PROCESS, INCLUDING THOSE SEEKING TO KEEP TRADITIONS ALIVE. INFORMATION: WWW.FRUA.ORG.

• THE LATIN AMERICAN PARENTS ASSOCIATION IS A GROUP FOR FAMILIES WITH CHILDREN FROM MEXICO, SOUTH AMERICA AND CENTRAL AMERICA. THE GROUP HAS MANY ACTIVITIES IN THE WASHINGTON AREA, INCLUDING AN ANNUAL WEEKLONG CULTURE CAMP. INFORMATION: WWW.LAPA-NCR.ORG.

• THE KOREAN AMERICAN ADOPTEE/ADOPTIVE FAMILY NETWORK IS A NATIONAL NETWORK OF ADOPTEES AND ADOPTIVE FAMILIES. IT PROMOTES CULTURAL AWARENESS AND HOLDS AN ANNUAL CONFERENCE. INFORMATION: WWW.KAANET.COM.

ONLINE

• ADOPT SHOPPE (WWW.ADOPTSHOPPE.COM) HAS MANY ADOPTION GIFTS FOR SALE, SUCH AS SCRAPBOOKS, JEWELRY AND CULTURAL HERITAGE ITEMS.

• MULTICULTURAL KIDS (WWW.MULTICULTURALKIDS.COM) IS A COMMERCIAL SITE OFFERING VIDEOS, BOOKS, MUSIC, DOLLS, ART PROJECTS AND OTHER PRODUCTS TO REFLECT CULTURAL HERITAGE.

• THE WEB SITE OF ADOPTIVE FAMILIES MAGAZINE (WWW.ADOPTIVEFAMILIES.COM) HAS MANY ARTICLES AND RESOURCES OF INTEREST TO FAMILIES OF INTERNATIONAL ADOPTEES.

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