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Same-Sex Couples’ Kids Succeed, Nepal Risks, Foster Care for Good Health: This Week in Adoption
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This Week in Adoption is a weekly round-up of the news concerning the families, kids, and laws we in the adoption community are most passionate about!  Check out these stories, share your thoughts and recommend some links of your own.

Same-Sex Couples’ Children Soar in Skills

Results are in from a study that tracked children of lesbian couples from conception to adolescence. The findings? Same-sex parenting does not hinder healthy psychological development in children. According to researchers, these children were rated “significantly lower in social problems, rule-breaking, aggressive, and externalizing problem behavior than their age-matched counterparts.” [Source: Reuters Health]

State Department Urges Parents Not to Adopt from Nepal

The U.S.  Department of State’s Office of Chilren’s Issues issued an official letter of caution about pursing adoption in Nepal. The government cited "grave concerns"  about Nepal’s adoption system and the accuracy of children’s official files.  Parents who have filed applications in Nepal are being encouraged to consider changing countries. [SourceU.S. Department of State]

Foster Care Helps Orphans Grow Faster

A study of orphans in Romania revealed that moving children to a more nurturing environment can significantly improve their health. At the beginning of the research, institutionalized children were significantly smaller than their never-institutionalized counterparts. By the end of the first year, all 63 children showed rapid growth in height and weight and fell within the normal range for their ages. [Source: Reuters]

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