A family value statement can build strong bonds and see you through both good times and bad.
Our culture isn't always compassionate toward those who fall outside the "norm." But we can help our children embrace their uniqueness — and become more tolerant, too.
As adolescents become capable of abstract thinking, they begin to wonder about the family and the country left behind — and the road not taken.
Nosy comments from strangers are one thing. But what do you do when it's a child who's asking difficult questions?
Ethnic identity includes ancestry, but it is shaped by experience.
The world knows a lot more about adoption these days, but not enough. It's our job to keep chipping away at society's biases, for the sake of our kids.
How do parents know when a child's behavior is related to adoption, and when it's not?
Parents who know that one child was placed for adoption while a sibling was not may wonder how to explain it in a way their child can understand.
Teachers are facing increasing demands in the classroom, so it's up to you to take the necessary steps to make sure your child's needs are met.
The child that doesn't talk about adoption may have emotions that need to be explored.
Getting everyone together once a week can be invaluable for family unity.
As more of us live with open adoption, we're seeing how it plays out in daily life — and bumping into some unanticipated wrinkles.
We may not have the answers to all of our children's questions about adoption and their birth families. But we must accept that fact, so we can help our children come to terms with it, too.
The more you involve the grandparents (and aunts, uncles, and cousins, too) in you adoption process, the more your child feels like part of the clan.
When we judge our children’s birth parents, we often judge our children.
Adoptive parents sometimes initiate birth parent searches before their children are emotionally prepared to deal with the results.
Parents who confidently dove into the unknown for their first child are sometimes more hesitant when it comes to doing it again.