30 years later: A special report on the Korean adoptee experience
Search Results: November/December 2011
Ask AF: Who is My Daddy?
Answers to your parenting questions.
Ask AF: Sleep Problems
After two bumpy years, we finally got my daughter, now five, to sleep through the night. But she's recently had a slew of sleep problems: night wakings, anxiety at bedtime, and so on. Is this because of adoption? What can we do? We are exhausted!
Explaining Donor Conception in Assisted Reproduction
Experts offer advice on how to talk to your child about donor conception.
“Each Stage of Adopting our Miracle ‘Rainbow Baby'”
Sometimes life doesn't live up to your hopes; at other times, it surpasses them. When my wife and I got the call, life went beyond my wildest dreams.
“From Heartbreak to Hope”
When our first adoption match fell through, we were devastated.
A mother shares the story of her daughter's growth (who was once deemed "too small to fight for her needs") at summer camp.
Intercountry Adoption — Talking Truthfully About Trafficking
Talking to your child about the possibility of trafficking is not easy. Here's how to open the dialogue.
“I Just Don’t Fit In”
Tween adoptees may walk away from their cultural heritage, family outings, and even their family as they try to fit in with peers.
Adoptions by Same-Sex Couples Still on the Rise
The recent increase in gay and lesbian couples adopting in the U.S. explained.
“Letters to Noelle”
As my letter-writing to my son's birth mother has evolved, so has our relationship grown.
Older Child Parenting — The Facts Behind Food Challenges
Our expert explains common feeding challenges with adopted older children, and their solutions.
Birth Parent Fantasies — and Fears
An adopted child may imagine life with her birth parents as "the road not taken." Parents should share what they know and support exploration.
Adoption Medicine — Formula Facts
Use the following guidelines to help you and your child's doctor make the best formula choice for your infant.