When the New Brother or Sister Is Not a Baby

Your kids will be excited to find out they'll be getting a new adoptive sibling, but that might fade if the new child arrives with challenges. Here's how to help them prepare.

A new sibling through older child adoptionmay change the family dynamic

When a sibling arrives at an older age or with emotional challenges, everyone will benefit from realistic expectations — and patience.


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