We try to teach our daughter Mariah gratitude. But I know we’re doing something right when she takes us for granted.
Older Child Adoption: Post-Adoption Support & Information
Advice from adoption experts and real adoption stories by parents who adopted an older child internationally or from U.S. foster care.
Answers to your parenting questions.
The movie Pinocchio resonates in the heart of our adopted daughter, Emma.
Waiting can be brutal, but there are some benefits. Take it from someone who endured 30 months before she got to hold her son.
A decade of disappointing foster care placements made me doubt the two people who had taken me into their hearts.
Real parents who navigated the Fost/Adopt system successfully write about their rewarding experience in this six-part series.
If your child is prone to overeating or hoarding food, help her move past her food insecurity with these tips.
Adopt an adolescent? People do, all the time.
We'd been prepared to help our new daughter deal with stares and questions about her disfigurement. Instead, she taught us a powerful lesson in courage.
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.
I expected that my new daughter would need some time to get used to me, but I never thought she’d be frightened by me.
One adoptive mother wonders if she should make a lifebook, even though she doesn’t have many photos of his life before he came to her. AF readers respond.
Our readers asked how to parent their adoptive children through the testing phase. Our expert has answers for dealing with lying, carelessness, and anger.
The full text of the moving eulogies given by Melissa Fay Greene and Lee Samuel for her 20-year-old son, Fisseha “Sol” Samuel.
The first year after bringing home an older child is complicated, isolating, utterly frustrating...and amazing.
"My boys were teens when I adopted them, but that doesn't mean they didn't need a mom. Even if I was only 25 at the time."
A 10-year-old recalls the day a foster family became a forever family for him and his sister.
What we learned about talking about a child's past and attaching in the present after adopting a 10-year-old from foster care.
When a foster child who has been in your care goes back to live with his birth family, and then comes back to your home, a different child returns.
The transition from foster care to forever family can be difficult on a child. Use these strategies when bringing home an older child.