The Post-Adoption Adjustment for New Siblings, First-Time Parents, and More


Adoption brings changes to any family. Experts and parents offer advice on helping siblings adjust, getting used to parenthood, and more.

Singing to my daughter helped with our bonding process

“Bonding with My Daughter Through Song”

When I vowed that my child would get as many bedtime songs as she wanted, I hadn't counted on this particular child's determination.

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How to manage rivalry with an adoptive sister.

“Adopting a Baby Sister”

Our preteen biological daughter felt some jealousy of the baby we adopted internationally, but, for the most part, we've all settled into our new roles.

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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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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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