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Here we will put links to organizations and schools that we think may be helpful to parents.

For Russian Language tapes I have heard people recommend this one. It is on the end of every e-mail on the Yahoo Russia and Kaz group: Adopting from Russia, Language and Parenting Guide:
This complete language program is specific for families
adopting from Russia and Russian speaking countries.

In this column we may include links to organizations that can provide additional information about early child development, education, and parenting, for example:

This is a link for info on Fetal Alcohol Sydrome:There's a diagram at, There's
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National Association for the Education of Young Children

National Parent Information Network

Going to Europe to Adopt an Infant?What to pack as follows: Bottles, liners, nipples for infants
Sippy cups for toddlers. Bring both the leak proof ones and the low-tech leaky kind (a plastic spout that snaps on the cup) in case the child doesn't know how to suck from the leak-proof top.
Formula for infants. Pediatricians say to take soy based formula in case the child is allergic to milk. Bring more than you think you will need. Orphans have huge appetites for the first few weeks. Some couples report their 6 to 9 month olds drinking 60 oz/day for the first few days! Powdered formula is easier to carry and can be mixed with boiled or bottled water.

Diapers and wipers - 6 or more diapers per day.

Cotton balls

A&D ointment for diaper rash
Amoxycillin powder Get prescription from your pediatrician
Hydrocortisone cream (1%) and nail files (file the nails if the kid is scratching)

Finger puppets
Music box or musical toy

Small garbage bags for dirty clothes and dirty diapers.

Hand lotion

Pedialyte or Kaolectrolyte

Lollipops for airplane ascents & descents.
Snacks We found hard ginger snaps lasted a long time and worked like pacifiers. We recommend them.

Liquid Benadryl for allergies. Get dosage from your pediatrician.
Infant Tylenol and Motrin. Maximum dosages: Tylenol: 15mg/kilogram. Motrin: 10mg/kilogram. Note that the concentrations are such that the same volume of medicine makes the same dosage. For example, if your child weighs 22 pounds (10kg), both 1tsp of tylenol (160mg) or 1tsp of Motrin (100mg) is the right dose.
Medicine spoon and oral syringes in case the child is uncooperative.
Pediacare for coughs and stuffy noses. Get dosage from your pediatrician.
Thermometer, vaseline

Rubber pants in case of diarrhea.

Long shoelaces or bungee cords

Snuggli or other baby carrier However, some folks found the front carrier too hot to use in the summertime.

Toys We brought a music box which we hung over the crib with a shoelace. Soft 'activity' dolls that lace, button, tie, etc. A couple of stuffed animals.

Umbrella stroller Even in the winter, you need an umbrella stroller (aka immobilizer) for airports. When there isn't snow on the ground it is useful in Russia, too.

Wash cloths




Reguarding airfares

Regarding shot and health I would recommend going on the CDC web site and seeing what they recommend.