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Bonding and Attachment After Adoption - Advice & Personal Stories
Stories and advice from parents and adoption experts about bonding and attachment with a newly adopted child.
One thing led to another, and we became—unexpectedly—twice blessed.
The mementos we gathered during our long adoption stay have meant a great deal to our daughter as she grows up.
Planning an adoption shower for an internationally or domestically adopted toddler or older child? Here’s what to ask for.
A parent-to-be who’s adopting a four-year-old from foster care solicits advice about what to do that first day home and how to make it easier on the child.
My partner and I thought long and hard about whether we wanted to adopt a second child. We decided to adopt a puppy-sister for our daughter instead.
This year, we've vowed to cut back at Christmas. Well, perhaps it wasn't a vow, but at least a serious intent to try. Then again, they are children for such a short time.
While I acknowledge that the word carries only a hint of the day's complicated meaning, to me, "Gotcha" says it all.
Coming to parenthood on equal terms lets my husband and me appreciate the experience all the more.
As a father who raised a child from birth and is now parenting older children adopted from foster care, I’ve come to see that the game and pieces may, indeed, be the same, but you have to play in an entirely different way.
Adoptive moms are passionate about their baby carriers. We asked for your favorites and here's what you said.
Guess who's coming with moms and dads on the adoption trip? Their moms and dads!
Your guide to identifying medical problems common to internationally adopted children.
The Safe Baby is an easy-to-follow resource that will give busy parents — adoptive or otherwise — peace of mind.
“My husband and I are working to adopt from foster care. How do we transition a child from calling us our first names to calling us ‘Mom’ and ‘Dad’?”
After finally realizing my dream of becoming a mother, I found what most new parents find—along with the bliss come days filled with crying, spit-up, and leaking diapers. But when I dared to vent, I was chided: “You wanted to adopt…you asked for this!”
Readers share their registry experiences—and tell us which companies have adoption-friendly options.
How do you empower a child entering his teen years in a state of defeat, powerlessness, and utter self-disregard? You give him a key and tell him to take off!
I didn't travel to meet my new daughter. But nothing could stop me from becoming Maura's mommy.
We carefully choose our children's names. But wait—our children will soon have their own ideas about who they are and what they should be called.