A little information about your child's medical history goes a long way for finding and preventing risks.
Growing Up Adopted: Parenting Babies and Toddlers
Practical advice for parenting adopted infants, from birth through age 2.
Bonding with your baby is a process, so go with the flow.
Help your child sleep through the night while promoting her attachment to you.
Adoptive Families readers received, on average, 9.6 weeks of leave from work. Here’s how to make an informed childcare decision, and keep the transition from disrupting your bond.
All parents long for a peaceful bedtime routine: Read your child a story, kiss her goodnight, and don't see her again until morning. If you understand how children learn to sleep all night, you can help your child manage her sleep and security needs, as you promote her attachment to you.
Babies respond not only to the visual stimuli of books, but to the intimate act of storytelling.
After months of waiting, you finally get "the call." But is your home really ready for a baby?
Every child develops at his own pace. But there are signs you should watch for.
Your newly adopted infant has a lot of information to take in. Proper screening will ensure that he's tuned in.
Their grandparents' love secures our children a place in the family. Here's how to teach the older generation about adoption.
A look at what to expect at different developmental stages of babyhood—and what each stage means for adoptive parents.
AF's best strategies for bonding with your new baby.
Terrible twos got you down? Some simple sign language may be able to help you through this tough time.
How soon after adopting can you transition your child from liquids to solid foods?
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.
Adoptive mothers have unique questions and concerns. Here's how to get the help–and guidance–you need.