As kids meet new friends—and their families—they face new questions about their past.
When parents expect the worst from their children, they often get it.
On the crowded shelf of children's books about adoption from China, don't overlook The Red Blanket, a book by Eliza Thomas, with irresistible illustrations by Joe Cepeda.
Our seven-year-old daughter knows her adoption story, but, lately, she’s been asking a lot of questions about why she was ‘given up.’
Our daughter’s birth mother says she has no idea who the birth father is. We don’t know his first name or even the color of his hair.
My younger daughter adopted her sister’s child. My granddaughter’s now eight, and knows that she was adopted, but she doesn’t know that her “Auntie” is her birth mother.
Our eight-year-old has been telling his classmates that his birth mother “gave him up” because he was “bad.”
Can you recommend picture books about open adoption?
Reactions to Born from the Heart have been mixed.
Our 14-year-old daughter is starting high school this fall. What might we expect in terms of dating?
"Last week, my teenage son told me that he was tired of having to explain himself wherever he goes. Why is this happening, and how can I help him?"
To the birth mother of my three children through adoption, wherever you are, I say thank you for allowing me to be their "other" mommy.
Experts offer talking tips and sample language for discussing neglect, abuse, abandonment, and other painful parts of your child's adoption story.
My daughter's tenth birthday was the first birthday party she'd ever had. Here's how and why we decided to redo all the others.
By tuning in to what children understand about adoption at different ages, our talks become richer, more intimate, and ultimately more effective.
Use this guide to plan a family movie night or two this season. These flicks will captivate your kids, and open up adoption talks long after the credits have rolled.
A simple ceremony with flowers and candles helped my children celebrate their love for two mothers.
When your preschooler asks questions about adoption, use these age-appropriate answers that emphasize your family's love.
My 12-year-old son came home upset the other day—a classmate had told him he felt sorry for him because he doesn’t live with his “real parents.”
Want to get your young child to open up about adoption? Stop talking and start playing!