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.

Adoption expert Lois Melina on talking with adopted children about unknown birth family information

Feeling Like Part of the Extended Family

Feeling Like Part of the Extended Family

The more you involve the grandparents (and aunts, uncles, and cousins, too) in you adoption process, the more your child feels like part of the clan.

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Two loving sisters, one with special needs

“Raising Our Daughters, Special Needs and All”

They'll each face different issues in their lives. But my daughters will get through them together, as real sisters.

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A mother talks about an adopted sibling with her young child

Oh, Brother! Oh, Sister!

Adding another child to your family can be exhilarating. But first, you'll have to prep your preschooler.

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Adoption expert Lois Melina on talking with adopted children about unknown birth family information

Family Night

Getting everyone together once a week can be invaluable for family unity.

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Foster care can lead to permanent adoption

“Changing My Name to Mom”

As she prepares for the adoption of her third child, the author knows it is not just she who must be ready, but also the 9-year-old girl she's fallen in love with.

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Adoption Experts answer your questions.

Ask AF: Telling Children About a Change of Heart

Adoption expert Ronny Diamond outlines how to tell children when an expectant mother match falls through, after they've become attached to the idea of a new brother or sister.

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