• March/April 2001
  • Vol. 2, No. 2

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Language and Parenting Guide Smoothes Russian Adoptions

After all the other obstacles are overcome, and prospective parents finally meet the child they are adopting from another country, they still have to cope with communication problems.

Adopting From Russia: A Language and Parenting Guide smoothes the process by helping parents prepare for adopting and parenting a child who speaks Russian. The guide illustrates words and phrases, which are vocalized on the follow-along audiocassette, that will help them talk to their child and comfort her in her own language.

Besides teaching hundreds of "adoption-specific" Russian phrases and vocabulary, the guide gives practical ideas for waiting, travel, enhancing bonding, and decreasing frustration. It also familiarizes the reader with Russian culture and customs. Similar guides will soon be available for parents who are planning adoptions from China, Korea, and Latin America.

To order the 45 minute English/Russian cassette tape and 65-page handbook ($39.95 plus $3.00 S/H; discounts for bulk orders; AZ residents add 5% sales tax), contact:
Teresa Kelleher
Tender Loving Communications
PO Box 90
Taylor, AZ 85939-0090
Email: Adopttlc@aol.com

Related Items

See these factsheets related to Russian adoptions on the National Adoption Information Clearinghouse website (http://naic.acf.hhs.gov):

  • Agencies Working in Russia (this resource is no longer available; however, you may search for information at http://naic.acf.hhs.gov/pubs/country_resource_lists.cfm)
  • Russian and Eastern European Resources (this resource is no longer available)
  • Agencies that Handle Donations to Russian Orphanages (this resource is no longer available)

Direct prospective adoptive parents to the "parents" section of the NAIC site for more information related to domestic and international adoptions at: http://www.calib.com/naic/parents/index.cfm. (Note: this link is no longer available, but relevant information can be found at http://naic.acf.hhs.gov/parents/prospective/adopttype/index.cfm.)

Search the NAIC documents database for other consumer titles related to adoption at: http://basis1.calib.com/BASIS/chdocs/docs/naicweb/SF

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