AF looks at a hands-on parenting style that's natural for our families.
In this personal essay, the author reflects on the surprising fierceness of feeling like a mom.
New adoptive parents have special concerns when it comes to child-care choices. Here's how to make an informed decision.
I am angry at the price my son has to pay for his birth mother's decision to drink while pregnant — but I can't be angry at her.
To many people, sharing DNA and giving birth are the prerequisites to being a "real" mom. As my children's mommy, I know better.
What’s the best way to facilitate attachment with our newly adopted baby?
When it comes to easing your baby's transition to your home, consistency is key.
When Christopher joined our family at age three, I had to set aside my tried and true parenting methods in favor of the sort of nurturing he'd never known.
How to recognize and cope with post-adoption depression.
My baby will already be two days old when I bring her home. Should I be concerned about bonding?
When you finally bring your child home, yes, you will feel elated. But many new adoptive moms and dads are surprised by the complex emotions that can sit on the outskirts of that joy.
A lactation consultant and breastfeeding adoptive mom explains how to achieve a nursing relationship with your baby.
Bonding with your baby is a process, so go with the flow.
My attachment is so fierce, it takes my breath away.
If breastfeeding had been easy in the past, adoptive breastfeeding couldn't be so different, or less rewarding, could it? More or less.
When you adopt an older child who pushes you away in anger, you learn a different way to parent, to give love without immediately receiving it in return.
Help your child sleep through the night while promoting her attachment to you.
A mom and her daughter share lessons learned about older child adoption.
In an excerpt from her guide to enjoying family meals, our childhood feeding specialist explains how to show your foster or adopted children love through food.
A new mother learns that she can go back to work and still retain the title of "Mom."