“Our children have a younger sibling in a different foster home. Should we fight to get custody of this child, whom we’re told has a strong bond with her foster parents and foster siblings, or leave things be?”
From newborns to teens to sibling groups, adoptive parents share the thought process behind their age preferences when adopting.
All prospective adoptive parents wonder whether they'll be able to attach to heir newborn baby before adoption. AF readers describe their concerns—and what they did to alleviate them.
About 10% of children have speech and language difficulties. Help your child develop these skills with these five tips.
We asked our readers how they introduced the idea of a second child to their first. Here's what they shared for each age group.
A good storybook can be a great way to start an adoption discussion with a child. We asked our Reader Panel to tell us their favorite books for talking with their preschoolers.
A mother seeks advice on sharing difficult birth family details with her daughter, and how this might affect their open adoption relationship.
Parents share the questions their children have been asked by friends and classmates over the years, from being in an orphanage to whether they know their "real" parents.
Want more resources on instilling a positive racial and cultural identity in kids, educating kids about racism, and learning more about your child's ethnic heritage—and the stereotypes that accompany it? Start here.
A mother seeks advice in selecting a school for her daughter, who is biracial. How to weigh general diversity vs. specific racial representation vs. distance from the family’s home?
Adoptive moms and dads share how their open adoptions have changed over time — whether they became more or less open, and why.
The adoptive mom and critically acclaimed author talks about her adoption of two brothers from Ethiopia, the AIDS crisis in Africa, and Haregewoin Teferra, the foster mother at the center of her book, There Is No Me Without You: One Woman's Odyssey to Rescue Her Country's Children.
Our daughter knows she was adopted, but doesn’t know she has younger half-birth-siblings. I worry about telling her, but I also I don’t want her to feel like we were hiding information from her.
Adoptive moms and dads share their best advice for bonding with a newly adopted child, from taking time off to never leaving a child to cry it out at night.
Readers share feedback about articles published in the June 2018 issue of Adoptive Families magazine.
Middle-grade readers will appreciate receiving one (or all) of these books for a birthday or holiday gift.
These books can help your child connect with her birth culture. Add your family's favorites in the comments!
Readers share feedback about articles published in the May 2018 issue of Adoptive Families magazine.
Adoptive parents pay tribute to their "adoption heroes," including a social worker, their child's birth mother, or their child.
Adoptive parents who welcomed their child home with an adoption shower share when they celebrated and their favorite part of the joyous occasion.