Tag Archives: Attachment

Mary Ostyn overcame her son's attachment difficulties

“Two Very Different Paths to Attachment”

“Two Very Different Paths to Attachment”

Our kids both came to us at 20 months old, but bonding with each child required very different tactics.

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Disciplining an adopted child

Discipline in Older-Child Adoption

Our older child adoption expert explains what works, and what is sure to fail when disciplining your child.

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Adopting a toddler may be right for your family

Small Wonders: Adopting a Toddler

Straddling the line between infancy and autonomy, toddlers experience adoption in unique ways. Here's what you need to know to face the challenge.

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Cover of No Matter What

[Book Review] No Matter What

Sally Donovan's memoir is an honest portrayal of the challenges of adopting from foster care.

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Attaching Through Love, Hugs, and Play, by Deborah D. Gray

[Book Review] Attaching Through Love, Hugs and Play

The author of Attaching in Adoption has released another book on bonding at any age.

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Playing with your child is a key component of our guide to bonding

An Age-by-Age Guide to Bonding

No matter how old your child is when she comes home, learn how to boost her attachment and connect her to her new family.

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returning to work after adoption leave

Bonding While You Work

Adoptive Families readers received, on average, 9.6 weeks of leave from work. Here’s how to make an informed childcare decision, and keep the transition from disrupting your bond.

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Bond with your baby like this happy mother and child

Connecting Through Everyday Baby Care

Dressing, feeding, burping, tickling, tucking into bed — the nuts and bolts of baby care bring the moments that can draw you together.

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An adoptive mother preparing pet for a new baby

One Big, Happy Family

Your beloved pet may be in for a shock when your baby arrives. How can you help him accept your new addition?

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Old photos of childhood memories

Telling Your Family’s Story

Sure, celebrations and rituals are important to have in adoptive families, but so are ways to preserve and keep these memories alive.

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A man who was initially afraid of adoption, happy with his daughter, adopted from China

“I Needed This All Along”

Five years on: We have been “trying” for three years, and now are deep into the medical crapshoot of infertility treatment. Soon it becomes clear that we will never have our own biological children.

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