"Adoptive families get to know their children for who they are, something that biological families usually don't do," says the author.
Few adoptive mothers will tell you that nursing is easy, but almost all will say it's worth the effort.
We asked our readers, "What sleep problems did you encounter after you adopted your child, and how did you handle them?" Here's what they said.
There's no one best diaper for baby. Just choose the one that suits your style.
Waking in the night is very common and can have many causes.
A parent solicits opinions about a day care that encourages the children to call the employees “Auntie” and the other children “brothers and sisters.”
Breastfeeding may be possible, even if you havent given birth.
One mother shares the special memories she has of bonding with her child during breastfeeding, and the book that helped her figure it out.
"We found that using massage techniques helped our child relax and eased the transition from an orphanage setting to that of a loving family."
Years of working with at-risk adopted children have taught us powerful truths about how to forge a strong parent-child connection. When children have experienced maltreatment or neglect prior to adoption, the idea of family may be confusing to them.
Everything you need to know about bonding with and nourishing your child during feeding times, from an adoption medicine expert.
Take steps to babyproof your home now—before your baby is able to get into trouble.
The two-year-old we’ve adopted lived with her birth mother, and had never been around men before. She wants nothing to do with my husband, which hurts him greatly.
How to assess a newly adopted child's nutritional status and get a malnourished child's growth on track.
Adoptive Families sat down for a Q&A with attachment guru Deborah Gray. When will a parent know a bond is in place? How can working parents solidify their connection with a newly adopted child? We asked these questions and more.
Formulas, nutrition, and feeding — everything you need to know about filling your child's tummy.
Whether you're adopting a newborn or a toddler, learn how to enhance attachment at each developmental stage.
When I became the mother to two, and then three, I learned that you can't love all your children in the same way. But you can love them the same amount.
We're about to adopt a toddler. How can we ease his adjustment during our first weeks as a family?
Dr. Jane Aronson shares her own story of adopting a child with developmental delays and reflects on the healing powers of love and permanence.