First I looked through the pages of Adoptive Families with a sense of duty. Then, the hope I felt looking at the made me realize, "I want to adopt a child."
More might be merrier, but the family dynamic is sure to change.
In the days leading up to a second adoption, a mother worries: Are we about to turn our lives upside down? How will our daughter handle losing her position at the center of our attention? Will I be able to make room in my heart for another child?
Concerned about your child's speech or language development? About 10 percent of all children have difficulties in this area. But early intervention can turn the most reluctant talker into a chatterbox.
Looking back, I began the journey of adopting an older child somewhat naively. My daughter and I agree that these seven truths could have made our path to happy a little bit easier.
Parents who look for their child’s birth family abroad are ushering in a new openness in international adoption. Many say the decision to search requires careful thought.
When it’s time to celebrate, we take cues from longstanding traditions and blend in rituals created from scratch. The result? Ceremonies as unique as our families.
When excessive attention sets children apart.
How to find an adoption support group that suits your family.
The adoption trip is a defining moment in a family’s life, the event that brings parent and child together at last.
All kinds of couples, even LGBT couples, are turning to adoption to build their forever families.
When I vowed that my child would get as many bedtime songs as she wanted, I hadn't counted on this particular child's determination.