- No place for Sasha (part 1)
- Despite ‘grave danger,’ government allows Internet forums to go unchecked
- The Child Exchange: Inside America's Underground Market for Adopted Children
- Boy adopted by Tom and Misty Mealey
- Boy adopted by Glenna Mueller
- Orphaned in Russia, brought to America, and then abandoned time and again
- A look at the kids offered on a Yahoo group
- Inga Whatcott
- Nita Dittenber (Nita Durand)
I sometimes visit a site called chask.org.... in a big way I support their mission, which is to find a new home for these kids without putting them through additional trauma of public foster care; but post like the one below and so many of the others that end up there just continue to make me think; just home many of these kids are truly being hurt by the dx of RAD; it is like some quack can say the kid has RAD, and low a behold it is okay to give up on them... that part of the whole mess really makes me sick
5-year-old Frazer needs a very experienced family
Frazer was born November 15, 2004 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. She was born to a single mother who later died of AIDS when Frazer was 2 1/2. Frazer is HIV positive. Frazer's grandparents were able to raise her for another year before they placed her in an orphanage where they could manage her HIV+ status.
Since Frazer has been in the United States, she has had her tonsils and adenoids removed as well as extensive dental work. She has also had quarterly visits with an infectious disease specialist who monitors her HIV status. So far, she has been really healthy and doesn't require the HIV medicine - yet.
Frazer is very bright and intelligent. She picked up English in 3 months. She has the ability to be very nurturing and intuitive. She loves to dance and sing... and we consider these to be natural talents. She is hyper-vigilant when it comes to her environment. She often "listens" and understands, even when you don't think she is paying attention. Being that most of her positive qualities stem from the RAD diagnosis, we believe with the right treatment, these qualities will turn out to be her "real" personality and greatest strengths.
Our Expectations for Frazer's new family: