Last night our agency held a mixer for middle Tennessee families adopting internationally. It was our first meeting, so the group was small. We represented China, Russia, Lithuania, Philippines and Ethiopia. There was an adorable 2-year-old little girl from China who had been home for a year. She had been a child of promise and was doing remarkably well. She and Caroline had a blast running up and down the halls and showing off.
We learned about Vanderbilt's International Adoption Clinic. They specialize in health care for children adopted internationally. Twice a year they hold a 4-hour seminar to teach adopting families about preparing for their child, fostering attachment and development, and planning for medical needs. I'm eager to sign up this fall. Here's a link about the clinic.