Ronny Diamond discusses fantasy play in adopted children. In this case, a single mother worries about the imaginary “father” her daughter talks about.
Adoption Parenting Advice & First-Person Stories
Adoption experts offer parenting advice and real parents share personal stories about raising adopted children.
Answers to your parenting questions.
An adoption expert answers a question about post-adoption services after finalization, and whether parents can get help for a special needs child.
An adopted teenager may find it easier to open up to an adoptee mentor than to a parent, and mentoring a younger adopted child can bring joy and confidence.
Ever heard, “My real mother wouldn’t make me do that”? Don’t despair. All kids, adopted or not, conjure a fantasy parent from time to time.
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.
Adolescence only lasts a short time — help your child through the rough patches and enjoy watching her grow into an individual.
Starting school is exciting for kids, but it can also be a little scary. A mother of two shares her experiences and some tips on how to cope.
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.
As adopted teens enter the dating game, unique issues will arise. Are you ready to tackle them?
Yes, solo parenting is hard work. But the freedom is good, too.
Your child may never have met his first mom and dad. But that doesn’t mean he’s not spinning stories about them.
Your preschooler is curious — and so are his peers. Help him get ready for inquiring young minds.
Adoptive parents sometimes push their own wishes on their children. But during the teen years, an adolescent may rebel.
Who can teach an adolescent boy to open up? You guessed it.
We asked our reader panel: Did you adapt your family’s existing holiday traditions after adopting your child? If so, tell us how.
They’ll each face different issues in their lives. But my daughters will get through them together, as real sisters.
In asking that question, was our teenage daughter really asking, Who am I? What am I becoming? How am I different from others?
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.
A parent who placed a child for adoption wonders how to go about explaining a biological sibling to her current children. Adoption expert Brenda Romanchik answers.