Meeting Your Baby

The first meeting with your baby will be filled with shock, excitement, and a fair amount of nervousness. Here's how to get on the right path to bonding with your baby.

Meeting your baby is a powerful moment
You've just met your baby and you're thrilled! You're also nervous, proud, frightened, exhilarated, anxious, numb — you name it. An adoptive parent's joy over a new baby is undeniable. Yet it may be tempered by anxiety, particularly if your road to parenthood included infertility struggles, dashed hopes, and financial strain. It's also possible that you're worried about bonding. I'm here to tell you that these are all normal emotions, and that you will be fine. Some parents feel an ...

The first few days with your new baby will bring a cornucopia of emotions. Here’s how to focus on what counts — bonding with your baby.


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