Telling your child's story in book form can cement his sense of belonging in your family and boost his self-esteem.
Growing Up Adopted - Parenting Through Developmental Ages & Stages
As children grow, their behavior and understanding of adoption changes. Below, find parenting advice for different developmental ages and stages.
Here's how to help your child regain her sense of security when current events trigger hidden fears.
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.
"I wonder what I'll look like when I"m grown."
When monsters threaten, you can be your child's safe bridge back to reality.
Terrible twos got you down? Some simple sign language may be able to help you through this tough time.
Want to do something wonderful for your grade-schooler? Hook her up with other kids who were adopted.
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.
How to ease your child's entry to the wider world outside your home.
"Come on, everyone else is doing it."
It's not uncommon for a child to have different interests — and academic skills — than his achieving parents.
If you identify with a religion, it can be another source of support and belonging for your child.
At school, children have to fend for themselves. Here are words they can live by.
Sometimes growing up means letting go of childhood friends.
Your preteen wants to fit in, but how can she when she’s “different”? AF explains how parents can help.
Be alert for clues about how much information your preschooler can absorb.
Your child may never have met his first mom and dad. But that doesn't mean he's not spinning stories about them.