A cry in the night reminds one mother how much families have changed and how much love stays the same.
A single mom's decision to adopt a second time.
When children enter a family as older children or teens, or even when older children who are adopted move from one school setting to another, some of the ordinary issues of school life can become complicated for them.
"Adopted Teen Arrested," the newspaper headline reads (never "Birth Teen Arrested"). Is this just another example of sensationalism by the media or do adopted teens get into more trouble than their non-adopted peers?
Some teens are ready to go away to school and hit the books. Others may need different options.
Surprised by your grade-schoolers sudden need for personal space? Don't be. It's normal.
When you're in the process of adopting an infant, there are things you should know about your potential pediatrician. Start with these top queries.
One thing about parenthood is practically guaranteed. If your new baby gets sick, it will be in the middle of the night...in a snowstorm. Be prepared with these must-have items.
Negotiate a set of fashion "dos" both you and your daughter can live with.
Often, the loss of a grandparent will be your child's first experience with death. If a child is close to her grandparent, the loss will be that much harder.
As grade-school kids learn more about adoption, they begin to ask more questions. How do you respond?
Some of our kids turn into perfectionists during grade school. Is there a link to adoption?
A family move can be hard for any child.
Questions from their peers get more complicated for our teens—and their peers' questions may reflect their own worries about adoption.
By now, you and your teen have established a firm family bond. But outsiders may not see it that way.
Your preschooler may hit you with surprising questions at the most unexpected times and places!
As I weighed diversity, academics, and other factors when choosing schools for my transracially adopted children, I perpetually second-guessed myself. But now that my kids are teens, I’m ready to trust their decisions.
One year after my daughter came to live with me from foster care, the memory was still too bittersweet for her. But today, two years after becoming mother and daughter, we are ready to celebrate.
Adoptive parents share whether their children have friends who are also adoptees and, if so, how the children met.
In this personal essay, a single dad shares the story of the night he met his daughter in China.