Tag Archives: Attachment

Balancing work and family can be tough, but these adoptive families make it work

Going Back to Work

Going Back to Work

AF readers find creative ways to balance career and family. In this special report, we share some of their best advice.

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

Feeling Like Part of the Extended Family

The more you involve the grandparents (and aunts, uncles, and cousins, too) in you adoption process, the more your child feels like part of the clan.

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Communicating with your baby using sign language

When You and Your Baby Don’t Speak the Same Language

Have you been hit by the terrible twos? Sign language can be a great way to help your child communicate their needs before they can speak.

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Regression can stress you out

When Your Child Acts Like a Baby

Some children regress as a way of escaping to a less stressful time.

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Singing to my daughter helped with our bonding process

“Bonding with My Daughter Through Song”

When I vowed that my child would get as many bedtime songs as she wanted, I hadn't counted on this particular child's determination.

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Rejection of one parent can be overcome

When One Parent Is Rejected

A newly adopted toddler may ignore or even push away one parent. Here's how to cope and earn his trust.

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Timothy McCarty and "Tess," before she was reunited with her birth mother

“Guarding Tess” — A Father’s Story

I learned that the ultimate gift of love comes not from the receiver, but from the giver.

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