Inter-Country Adoption New Zealand

Adopting Older Children

Around the world many older children in orphanages long for a family to call their own. These are "waiting" children, waiting to be adopted.

 " Adopting an older child is not for wimps. If you think trying to calm down a 2-year-old in the store is embarrassing, just imagine the stares you get when your 8-year-old throws a fit in the cereal aisle" Adopting An Older Child – Extract from “Our Own” by Trish Maskew.

While adopting an older child adoption brings a different set of challenges, the joy and satisfaction for parents of helping an older child adapt and become a happy, integrated member of the family is enormous.

Some older children are part of a sibling group, some are individual children. ICANZ can help you adopt an older child or children from Lithuania, India, Philippines or Thailand.

The Boy from Baby House 10: From the Nightmare of a Russian Orphanage to a New Life in America.



Building the Bonds of Attachment

Building the bonds of attachmentAwakening Love in Deeply Troubled Children by Daniel A. Hughes.

This book uses a case study in an easy-to-read way to explain why some children have attachment issues and how parents can improve attachment. Hughes, a very well known psychologist and author, portrays the child's inner world, allowing the reader to gain a greater understanding of the child's view of life.

The Connected Child


A tremendous resource for parents and professionals alike