We're about to adopt a seven-year-old. Does he have to start school right away? What about medical care? What can wait until we've bonded?
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.
In one life-changing day, I became a mom. But I took time to savor the sweetness of a dream coming true.
We recently adopted a five-year-old. She seems so fearful and anxious! How can we help her learn to trust and love us?
Breastfeeding my baby has been one of the most challenging — and rewarding — things I've ever done.
After I lost my mother, parenting seemed too difficult to face. But her faith in me gave me the strength to push through.
Two AF readers open up about the painful and rarely talked-about experience of dealing with a relative who never gets on board.
In part six of our adoption odyssey, Angie and Alexandra become our children in the eyes of the law. In our hearts, that had happened months ago.
With all the conflicting information on formula, it's no wonder parents can get confused. Our adoption medicine expert is here to help.
In part five of our family's adoption odyssey, we begin the tug-of-war also known as parenting a teenager.
In the third part of our family's adoption odyssey, our new daughters help us rediscover the joy in everyday moments.
A look at what to expect at different developmental stages of babyhood—and what each stage means for adoptive parents.
In the second part of our family's adoption odyssey, we meet our new daughters and confront their past — and look to our future together.
She was a motherless five-year-old living in an Ethiopian orphanage. The package in her hands promised a brighter future.
Parents and experts weigh in on the best ways to get our kids to sleep.
There is an irrevocable moment when you become a parent, an instant when the idea of your child enters your heart forever.
Parents always celebrate when a new child joins their family. But adoptive moms and dads might want to mark their blessed event with a meaningful ceremony beyond the usual festivities.
The decision to disrupt an adoption is agonizing. But if it's been made, we must focus on the child's best interests rather than on placing blame, say families and experts.
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.
Parents must find a way to enjoy time with their child before they can end defiant behavior.
Hugging our new dog, my daughter learns that no matter what the behavior, our family is forever.