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Older children will need an adjustment period after adoption

Overcoming Older Child Anxiety

Overcoming Older Child Anxiety

We recently adopted a five-year-old. She seems so fearful and anxious! How can we help her learn to trust and love us?

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Feeling Guilt Over the Birth Mom’s Grief

"Many parents feel guilty because their joy is the direct result of a difficult decision by the birth mother — someone you may have grown to care about. So when a new adoptive mother sees the birth mother in intense pain, she asks herself, 'Was adoption really the right thing to do?'"

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Adoption expert Lois Melina on talking with adopted children about unknown birth family information

When Things Change

Life's transitions can be hard on children. Here's how to help your child develop his own ways to cope.

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Rituals and traditions brought this adoptive family closer

“The Tie That Binds”

Whether you follow rituals from your own childhood or establish new ones, one truth remains the same: Traditions are what memories are made of. Here, four families share their stories.

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Adoption Experts answer your questions.

Ask AF: Older Child Adjustment

The older child we're adopting is coming to us after seven years of foster care in another country. How can we make the transition easier?

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Post adoption depression can hit unexpectedly

After the Bliss

For many adoptive moms, post-baby depression is a real and painful ordeal. Shelley Page reports why it happens and how to feel better.

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