The follow articles are excerpts from “Parenting Your Adopted Older Child” by Brenda McCreight, PhD used as handouts for conference workshops presented by Dr. McCreight at the AFFCNY 2003 Annual Adoption Conference. Brenda McCreight Ph.D. is a therapist and consultant in the field of behavior disorders with a large family of 14 children (12 by adoption) and six grandchildren. She lives in Nanaimo BC Canada and presents workshops and key notes throughout Canada, the US, and the UK. She also provides parent coaching by phone and online. Click here to learn more about her services and life as an adoptive parent of older children.