Overcoming the Psychological Challenges of Transnational Adoptees

(DGIwire) – As if being adopted weren’t enough of a strain on a young person’s psyche, recent research from the Korea Institute for Health and Social Affairs—and reported in The Korea Herald—adds some sobering extra insight. According to the study, six in 10 Korean transnational adoptees have sought treatment for mental conditions, while 68.2 percent […]

Adoption: Isolation, Challenges and Hope

(DGIwire)   All teenagers struggle with feelings of isolation and the challenge of creating a strong identity. But for teens from Asia, Africa and South America who are adopted by American families, the feelings are especially acute. Many of them feel their past prevents them from integrating fully into their new family and new culture. Some yearn […]