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behavioral expectations

Setting Appropriate Behavioral Expectations

When younger children misbehave, they may not really know that they are misbehaving, and can be easily distracted or physically moved. But by age three to five, a child should be more aware of inappropriate behavior.

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One father's fears about attachment.

“Reaching Out for Her Dad”

I had expected to form an attachment slowly, but I was instantly smitten with my daughter. She was the one who came around in her own time.

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Family racing to get to their sudden adoption

“Two Days to Adoption”

We’d had seven days notice for our first adoption. For our second, four. Now, two. It was as if we’d been training for this moment, and we were at peak performance.

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Choosing adoption was the right choice for this birth mother

“How I Discovered the Meaning of Motherhood”

It wasn't until the birth of my daughter that I realized my son's mother was his adoptive mother.

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Food problems in older children can be overcome

Older Child Parenting — The Facts Behind Food Challenges

Our expert explains common feeding challenges with adopted older children, and their solutions.

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AF explains what to expect when adopting an older child.

Adapting Expectations

When you adopt a toddler or an older child, be prepared to encounter some surprising behaviors. Experts and parents share their strategies and successes.

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Read our older child adoption tips

When Your Older Child Comes Home

We're about to adopt a seven-year-old. Does he have to start school right away? What about medical care? What can wait until we've bonded?

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