An adolescent's peers may tell you something about their inner life.
Adoption Parenting Advice & First-Person Stories
Adoption experts offer parenting advice and real parents share personal stories about raising adopted children.
Writing a journal is a great way to build a stronger sense of self.
Adoptive Families‘ annual gift-giving directory presents a selection of heritage and adoption products from our sponsors.
Your guide to identifying medical problems common to internationally adopted children.
More might be merrier, but the family dynamic is sure to change.
This straightforward book is perfect for helping parents avoid emotional warfare.
The Safe Baby is an easy-to-follow resource that will give busy parents — adoptive or otherwise — peace of mind.
“I recently found out that my teen is friends with his birth mother on Facebook. I feel badly that I found this out by ‘snooping,’ but I am also shocked and upset that she didn’t try to contact us or the adoption agency first. What should we do?”
As parents, how can you help make sure that your child and all the students at her school feel included and supported? Educate teachers about the five As!
An adoptive parent wonders how to respond to an only child who keeps asking for a sibling. Real parents share their advice and stories.
Do you tell the teacher that your child was adopted at the start of a new school year? See parents' answers.
Are you unsure of how to care for and style your transracially-adopted child's hair? Use this guide to African, Latino, and Asian hair.
In their "black and white" world, how do children handle the grays of adoption?
How to survive an early fascination with the birds and the bees.
Avoid sit down lectures and look for teachable moments to get your teen to open up.
Single-parent homes are more common now, but kids still grapple with the daddy question.
The family tree project can be a particularly tricky one for kids who are adopted. Here's how one family tackled the assignment.
As preteens strive to define themselves, they must work adoption into the story.
Part of how teens form identity is by finding ways they are alike and different from their family. They may want to search for their genetic relatives to figuring out who they are and how to emotionally put pieces in place.
Teens don't tend to talk with their friends about their feelings about being adopted, being teased, or other tough topics. But if you have a healthy, trusting relationship, they'll open up to you. An adoption therapist advises on maintaining an empathic connection with your teen.