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.

How to recognize sensory integration dysfunction in your child.

The Little Girl Who Loved to Swing

The Little Girl Who Loved to Swing

For some children suffering from sensory integration disorder, sounds are distracting, clothes are itchy, and everyday life is filled with too many unpleasant situations.

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A happy child, whose parents used adoption parenting guides to help raise her

Readers’ Favorite Adoption Parenting Guides

Readers pick their favorite books to guide parents through the adoption process.

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Adoption Experts answer your questions.

Ask AF: Talking About Sex & Marriage

Ronny Diamond discusses introducing conservative views on sex and marriage to your adopted child, without appearing to judge their birth family.

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Adoption Experts answer your questions.

Ask AF: Sudden Fears

When your child suddenly develops fears she didn't have before, you may wonder if it's an adoption adjustment problem. Diana Schwab, M.Ed., LSW, answers.

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Identifying bipolar disorder in young children is best done early

Bipolar Disorder in Children

What could be causing chronic difficult behavior? Early diagnosis is the best way to put your child on the path to wellness.

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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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Children having fun in adoption playgroups

The Benefits of Adoption Playgroups

An adoption playgroup can be a wonderful source of support for children as well as parents.

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Learn how to recognize language delays in adopted children

From Their Mouths to Our Ears

It's never too early to assess our children's speech and language development — and to seek support if needed.

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Cover of The First Year: Hepatitis C

[Book Review] The First Year: Hepatitis C

Written by two HCV postitive women, this book can help adoptive parents understand and manage the hepatitis C virus.

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