Adoption Nutrition
    November 12, 2010
    Adoption Nutrition

    At SPOON Foundation, the nonprofit that I started with another adoptive mom, we decided to start compiling all the information we were learning about the nutrition of adoptees so that other parents co…

    picky eater
    November 11, 2010
    Tips for Picky Eaters

    At a recent orthodontist visit, my 9 year old daughter was given bite blocks that prevent her from biting her teeth together.  “You’ll need to make sure she doesn’t eat food that requires much …

    November 10, 2010
    My Daughter Grows and SPOON Develops

    With SPOON Foundation established, Cindy and I began to explore our options for helping to improve the nutrition of institutionalized children.  Our original idea was to ship multivitamins to Baby Ho…

    first week home
    November 9, 2010
    Nutrition Inspirations

    Within days of entering the U.S., my newly adopted five year old daughter, Bakha, was diagnosed with malnutrition and rickets.  Her symptoms were so severe that it was hard to imagine that malnutriti…

    Accidental Adoption
    November 8, 2010
    My Accidental Adoption

    The adoption of my daughter happened so suddenly and quickly, that for a while I joked I had accidentally adopted.  At 38 and single, I was still undecided about having kids.  Some days I couldn’t…