Author Archives: Carrie Howard

Adopting From China

“Breaking New Ground”

“Breaking New Ground”

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?

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A child overcoming a speech delay

Talk to Me! — Treating Speech Delays in Adopted Children

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.

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Adopting an older child can be rewarding

Adopting an Older Child

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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What families should consider when searching for birth families

Searching for Birth Families

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.

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Adoption celebrations are a joyous occasion

Adoption Celebrations for Every Family

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.

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Singing to my daughter helped with our bonding process

“Bonding with My Daughter Through Song”

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.

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