My sons have a deep and enduring bond. So why do people need to know if they're real brothers?
Navigating Sibling Rivalry & Other Family Dynamics After Adoption
Advice and stories about navigating sibling rivalry, talking with relatives who don’t “get” adoption, and other post-adoption family dynamics.
Wondering whether to raise an only child? Half of all adoptive families do. How they thrive, despite occasional (or frequent!) second thoughts.
An imminent hysterectomy is helping me realize that I no longer want to become pregnant — I only want to be the best mother I can be to my children, who came to me through adoption.
Sure, they bicker, they fight, they tease each other mercilessly. But they’re also creating vital relationships that will last a lifetime.
Parenting children with different DNA opened up new worlds for me. Loving who they are means parenting their DNA and not my own agenda.
“What do teens, who are moving toward college or career, need from their parents?” I asked my 17-year-old high school senior, as I sat hunkered over my laptop.
Coe Booth's young adult novel, Kinda Like Brothers, tells a story of foster sibling rivalry.
Our 16-month-old has been home for about a month now, and our three-year-old (who was also adopted) still sees his little brother as Public Enemy #1. Will this get better? What should we do?
Kathryn Ma's ambitious debut novel about a Chinese girl adopted by a Chinese-American family tackles race, identity, and "luck."
An AF reader briefly reviews Little Cub, a children's book with adoption themes.
Grade-schoolers need to know how they connect with their adoptive families.
We scoured the blogosphere for the most funny, heartwarming, honest online reads. Our congratulations to these 18 outstanding picks!
AF's 2011 picks for best adoption books.
After writing Secret Thoughts of an Adoptive Mother, Jana Wolff returns with more candid insights into the emotional highs and lows of parenthood.
There's much parents can do to help their teens feel they belong within the larger family network.
Sure, celebrations and rituals are important to have in adoptive families, but so are ways to preserve and keep these memories alive.
I knew you right away. I recognize the fierce determination. You are the kind of woman who Makes.Things.Happen. After all, you made this happen, this family you have.
Answers to your parenting questions.
After giving birth to a boy and a girl, I had what other people defined as a "million dollar family." A few years later, family and friends questioned our decision to adopt two older children, out of birth order, when we had the "perfect" family.
Our seven-year-old biological son seems to swing between feeling left out because his siblings (both adopted) have "other families" to feeling that they can't be part of our family because they have "other" families.