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.

Adoptive breastfeeding worked for this family

“Nursing Matthew”

“Nursing Matthew”

Breastfeeding my baby has been one of the most challenging — and rewarding — things I've ever done.

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I fit easily into motherhood, in the end.

“Missing My Mom as I Became a Mother”

After I lost my mother, parenting seemed too difficult to face. But her faith in me gave me the strength to push through.

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A smiling baby, progressing through the stages of infant development

When You Adopt a Baby: An Overview of Developmental Stages

A look at what to expect at different developmental stages of babyhood—and what each stage means for adoptive parents.

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My life changed forever when I decided to adopt a Chinese baby

“Helpless Love”

There is an irrevocable moment when you become a parent, an instant when the idea of your child enters your heart forever.

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Seth outgrew his head banging

“The Baby Who Never Cried”

Our newly adopted baby didn't like to cuddle, and, when needed us, he either banged his head on the floor or screamed at the top of his lungs.

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Communicating with your baby using sign language

When You and Your Baby Don’t Speak the Same Language

Have you been hit by the terrible twos? Sign language can be a great way to help your child communicate their needs before they can speak.

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Post adoption depression can hit unexpectedly

After the Bliss

For many adoptive moms, post-baby depression is a real and painful ordeal. Shelley Page reports why it happens and how to feel better.

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