View the replay of a webinar with adoption medicine specialist Sarah Springer, M.D., FAAP, to learn why sleep problems are common in children after adoption, and get her advice and solutions.
Health & Development in Adopted Children
Tracking your child’s milestones after adoption, knowing what to expect at different developmental stages, and tending to your child’s health and well-being as he or she grows.
Tween adoptees may walk away from their cultural heritage, family outings, and even their family as they try to fit in with peers.
Our child is African-American. What should we know about sickle cell anemia?
Setting limits can be tough for parents–but it's important to discipline our children anyway.
Parents wonder if preteens will experience separation anxiety at sleep away camp. Learn how to tell if yours is ready, and then ease the transition.
We want our children to do well—but we also want them to enjoy being kids. How do we help them strike a balance?
Do adoptees who've already experienced the loss of birth parents worry more than other kids about their parents dying?
If your child is experiencing stomach pain after adoption, act quickly to get them the care they need.
I'd like to shield her from life's unhappiness, but my daughter's spirit needs to lead her.
Last month we asked: Have you discovered ways to make bedtime easier or to help your child sleep through the night?
Typically, I would have spent weeks — if not months — gathering information and exhausting every possible scenario. But there wasn't time for analyzing. My son needed me.
Since adopting a deaf older child from China, it's been my privilege to become her interpreter, her voice, her audience, and her mom.
Is it true that girls adopted at a later age may begin puberty early? Our daughter was six when she arrived. What should we watch for in the years to come?
A doctor predicted our son, who has spina bifida, would never walk. But Mark has shown us what perseverance — and a keen passion — can do.
It's easy to associate your child's soaring height or freckles with a birth parent, but what about his straight A's in science or his rosy outlook on life?
A look at what to expect at different developmental stages of babyhood—and what each stage means for adoptive parents.
With this jocular yet telling treatise on adoption in the movies, journalist Susan Avery offers some reviews of popular films to help you decide what's right for your family.
A Russian toddler flourishes despite a babyhood in an orphanage abroad.
If I adopt a baby whose mother may have been using drugs or alcohol during the pregnancy, what issues might I expect for my child? Are there any differences if the infant has been exposed to alcohol versus drugs or both?
For some children suffering from sensory integration disorder, sounds are distracting, clothes are itchy, and everyday life is filled with too many unpleasant situations.