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Two parents kiss their infant on the cheeks after preparing for a baby to adopt for so long.

Getting in Shape for Your New Arrival

Getting in Shape for Your New Arrival

Babies are demanding little creatures whose needs for food and dry diapers and cuddling and comforting rarely occur only during the day. Here’s how adoptive parents can get ready.

10 Questions to Ask a Pediatrician when you're adopting

Ten Questions to Ask Pediatricians

When you're in the process of adopting an infant, there are things you should know about your potential pediatrician. Start with these top queries.

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Your first aid kit checklist

First Aid Kit Essentials

One thing about parenthood is practically guaranteed. If your new baby gets sick, it will be in the middle of the night...in a snowstorm. Be prepared with these must-have items.

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Creating a Personal History for Your Adopted Child

Creating a History for Your Teen During Infancy

What we record now about our child will help him or her later in the difficult teen task of forging a positive identity.

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Surviving the Holidays After Adopting a Baby

Surviving the Holidays After Adopting

The arrival of a new baby during the holiday time can be overwhelming for new parents—here's how to have a sane season.

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Timing of elective surgery

When Should You Schedule Surgery?

You may want to postpone elective surgery until your child has been home for four to six months.

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baby massage

Bonding with Baby

"We found that using massage techniques helped our child relax and eased the transition from an orphanage setting to that of a loving family."

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Medical myths about adoption

Questioning Medical Myths About Adoption

Make sure your infant or toddler is getting the care he needs.

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One parent supplements her child's diet after adopting a malnourished child.

Nourishing Beyond Growth Charts

How to assess a newly adopted child's nutritional status and get a malnourished child's growth on track.

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Attachment at each developmental stage

Bonding with Your Baby

Whether you're adopting a newborn or a toddler, learn how to enhance attachment at each developmental stage.

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Stockings for daughter reunited with birth mother

“A Stocking Filled with Memories of our Foster Child”

We knew it was possible for the girl we were fostering to be reunited with her birth mother. But that didn't make it hurt any less.

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Speech and language skills are an important part of a baby's development

Your Child’s Speech and Language Development

What you need to know to assess your child's speech and language skills, and how to get help if you suspect trouble.

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