Should you arrange for day care during the wait, or after your child is home? Readers weigh in.
For lots of adoptive parents, the hardest part of the process is the “choice" — particularly what age they should adopt.
Dressing, feeding, burping, tickling, tucking into bed — the nuts and bolts of baby care bring the moments that can draw you together.
Your beloved pet may be in for a shock when your baby arrives. How can you help him accept your new addition?
Is adoption for you? Explore your options here.
So far, each step I have taken into my future daughter’s world has taught me nearly as much about myself as it has about her culture.
Retracing a journey I had made 23 years earlier inspired unforeseen emotions about my past, and about one child's future.
Although a baby as young as seven months reacts when called by name, a name change isn't a significant issue until age two.
View the replay of a webinar with Nicole Mayer, RMA, RN, BSN to learn about baby care basics and hear answers to commonly asked questions from new parents.
The annual number of infants adopted domestically (excluding foster and relative adoption) is estimated to be around 18,000 — far greater than the annual number of international adoptions. Moreover, the process of adopting a newborn in the United States can go more swiftly than you may imagine.
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.
Your beloved child is home! You should be joyful, happy, ecstatic. But instead you're tired, frustrated, and overwhelmed. What's happening?
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.
We are planning to adopt a newborn, but know nothing about babies. Help!
My insurance company is refusing to cover medical expenses for my new child. Help!
Your newly adopted infant has a lot of information to take in. Proper screening will ensure that he's tuned in.
Answers to your parenting questions.
Whatever your child's history, responsive parenting is key to a secure, loving relationship.