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.

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

Readers’ Favorite Adoption Parenting Guides

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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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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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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