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There are approximately 18000 parents registered with CARA, while the number of children in the Government's adoption pool is less 1800.

Monday, June 25, 2007

Parenting the sexually abused (Part # 1)

Recently in India there was a study (funded by the ministry of women and child development) done which showed that more than 53% of Indian children are subjected to sexual abuse. If you're adopting an older child, Indi(AA)doption want you to be empowered with information to deal with someone who may have been sexually abused.

Parenting the Sexually Abused Child
As a prospective adoptive parent, you may have some valid concerns about sexual abuse. You may wonder what the special needs are of children who have been sexually abused and whether you will be able to meet those needs. By acquiring more knowledge, you will feel more confident in taking on the challenges and rewards of adopting a child with special needs.

Many parents who have already adopted sexually abused children feel that their greatest obstacle was lack of information about sexual abuse in general; about their particular child's history; and about helpful resources such as support groups, skilled therapists and sensitive reading materials. This article will provide you with some basic information about child sexual abuse as well as some special considerations for parents who adopt these children.

This information is made available by the Child Welfare Information Gateway and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Sciences. We hope you've enjoyed it.

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