Adopting an Older Child

Bringing home a school-aged child may take a little extra preparation. Use these strategies for a smooth transition.

Adopting an older child can be rewarding
Four-year-old Hana arrived from Ethiopia “ready to bond with her new family and full of affection, enthusiasm, and positive energy for life,” recalls mom Susan Poisson-Dollar. “I was relieved to see that she was a normal kid who’d been nurtured when she needed it.” Poisson-Dollar credits Hana’s easy transition to two factors: “First, and most important, she clearly knew what a ‘mom’ was, and she wanted one again, badly. For that, I’m grateful to the aunt who raised her from ...

Moms and dads share the special joy that comes with bringing home a school-age child, and the unique parenting approach that helps their families bond.

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