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.
Bonding with Your Baby After Adoption
Expert advice for parents on child care and bonding with their baby after adoption, as well as stories from adoptive parents who have been there.
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.
We knew it was possible for the girl we were fostering to be reunited with her birth mother. But that didn't make it hurt any less.
Why can't my new child sleep?
AF looks at a hands-on parenting style that's natural for our families.
New adoptive parents have special concerns when it comes to child-care choices. Here's how to make an informed decision.
In this personal essay, the author reflects on the surprising fierceness of feeling like a mom.
What’s the best way to facilitate attachment with our newly adopted baby?
When it comes to easing your baby's transition to your home, consistency is key.
How to recognize and cope with post-adoption depression.
My baby will already be two days old when I bring her home. Should I be concerned about bonding?
A lactation consultant and breastfeeding adoptive mom explains how to achieve a nursing relationship with your baby.
Dana E. Johnson, M.D., Ph.D., on introducing new foods and addressing feeding challenges in a newly adopted child.
I used to wonder whether my love for my son would be more intense if I'd given birth to him. Having a biological child validated the depth of my feelings the first time around.
Parents and experts talk about co-sleeping with an adopted child or infant.
I assumed I'd be offered the same leave and benefits as moms who give birth. When I wasn't, here's how I negotiated with my employer.
Bonding with your baby is a process, so go with the flow.
If breastfeeding had been easy in the past, adoptive breastfeeding couldn't be so different, or less rewarding, could it? More or less.
Our newly adopted, 1-year-old daughter wakes often throughout the night, crying and wailing. If I rub her back or pick her up, she stops almost immediately.