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.

Steps to take for adoption nutrition

Transitioning Your Child to Solids

Transitioning Your Child to Solids

How soon after adopting can you transition your child from liquids to solid foods?

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Rejection of one parent can be overcome

When One Parent Is Rejected

A newly adopted toddler may ignore or even push away one parent. Here's how to cope and earn his trust.

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Marie Howe with her daughter, after adopting from China

“The Open Door”

My new child opened up my apartment — and my world — to a new group of friends.

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Adoption Experts answer your questions.

Ask AF: Older Child Adjustment

The older child we're adopting is coming to us after seven years of foster care in another country. How can we make the transition easier?

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Balancing work and family can be tough, but these adoptive families make it work

Going Back to Work

AF readers find creative ways to balance career and family. In this special report, we share some of their best advice.

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Timothy McCarty and "Tess," before she was reunited with her birth mother

“Guarding Tess” — A Father’s Story

I learned that the ultimate gift of love comes not from the receiver, but from the giver.

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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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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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adoption announcements

Adoption Announcements

Families who've waited so long for a child are eager to share the news. Families and experts weigh in on language to use and when to send announcements.

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