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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.
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.
Before adopting an older child, I had never heard of post adoption depression. That's why it never crossed my mind when I had trouble attaching to my son.
One adoptive dad describes four introductions he’ll never forget— those first moments when he met each of his four children but wasn’t yet their father.
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.
Nia Vardalos describes her first meeting with the preschooler she adopted from U.S. foster care.
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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?
People kept taking us, a threesome of foster kids, into their homes. But we never stuck.
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In this personal essay, the author reflects on the surprising fierceness of feeling like a mom.
To many people, sharing DNA and giving birth are the prerequisites to being a "real" mom. As my children's mommy, I know better.
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.
When Christopher joined our family at age three, I had to set aside my tried and true parenting methods in favor of the sort of nurturing he'd never known.