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International Adoption Group Hosts Speaker Series

Boothwyn, Pennsylvania, March 9, 2007 - The Pennsylvania chapter of FRUA, Families for Russian and Ukrainian Adoption, will host a free informational seminar on Thursday March 22, 2007 from 7-9 pm at Abington Memorial Hospital's Willowood Building, Suite 251, 2510 Maryland Road, Willow Grove, PA 19090. The public is invited to attend.

Dr. Davida Harlem, Developmental Psychologist and Director of The Center for Developmental Adoption Medicine at Abington Hospital, will present the "Potential Developmental Issues for Internationally Adopted Children".

A second presentation by Dr. Harlem on "Social and Emotional Issues for Internationally Adopted Children" has been scheduled for April 19, 2007.

Dr. Harlem received her Doctorate in child/school psychology from the University of Pennsylvania with a clinical internship at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia in developmental/psychological pediatrics. She holds a Master's degree from the University of Pennsylvania in Psychological Services. Her unique experiences and approach to developmental issues earned her former appointments to Children's Seashore House, West Jersey Developmental High Risk Follow-up Program and as a child/adolescent specialist in the state mental health care system. She consults with private and public schools. She has been in private practice for 25 years, specializing in childhood developmental disorders. Dr. Harlem maintains hospital affiliations with Abington Memorial Hospital and Warminster General Hospital. She serves as the developmental psychologist to the Neonatal Follow-up Program at Abington Memorial Hospital. The Center for Developmental Adoption Medicine was created in response to the increasing necessity to unite multiple disciplines to best serve the needs and issues of the adopted child.

FRUA-PA, part of a national organization with over 2000 families, offers social events and support for Delaware Valley families who have adopted from or are planning to adopt from the former Soviet Republics and other Eastern European countries. Membership is easy and inexpensive.

You may also visit the group's website at