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Problems with language can be overcome

Addressing Learning and Language Delays

Addressing Learning and Language Delays

Early assessment can make all the difference when a child has learning or language developmental delays.

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One mom describes her fears for her adopted child after prenatal alcohol exposure.

“The Blank Spaces” – Prenatal Alcohol Exposure Effects

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.

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Adopting a premature baby

Adopting a Premature Infant

While they may appear fragile, premature infants are surprisingly resilient. Here's what you need to know about premature baby adoption and care.

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Pregnancy and birth talks don't need to be about the stork!

Answering Kids’ Questions About Reproduction

Kids' questions about sex are a tad more complicated when adoption is involved. Here, our experts give you the answers you need.

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Feelings about adoption can leave kids lonely

Wanting to Be Like Everyone Else

Your preteen just wants to be cool. But how can he, when he's "different"?

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Prenatal Drug Exposure - What You Need To Know

Prenatal Drug Exposure — What Parents Need to Know

If there’s a possibility that the baby you are planning to adopt was exposed to drugs in utero, what should you be prepared for?

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Parenting adopted teens will have its ups and downs

Special Report: Adoption & Teens — The Psychological Background

Adolescence is tough, but don't worry: our adopted kids' experiences will usually fall well within the bounds of typical teen development.

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Learn about your adopted child development and medical history

Why You Need Your Child’s Medical History

A little information about your child's medical history goes a long way for finding and preventing risks.

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Adoption and teens can be a volatile mix at times

Special Report: Adoption & Teens — Parenting Strategies

Adoptive Families explores common situations you may face while parenting your adopted teen.

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Adoption therapy isn't always necessary

Is It Adoption, or Is It Life?

Five of the country's top adoption therapists tell us what we need to know to support our children.

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Explaining pregnancy to your preschooler

Big Tummies, Big Questions

Don't let your preschooler catch you off-guard! Be prepared to talk about the birds, the bees, and adoption.

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A child engages in imaginary play

Flights of Fantasy

Imaginative play can bring your preschooler hours of fun — and offer a window into her adoption story.

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Talking to your young child about adoption is crucial

Your Earliest Adoption Conversations

Not sure when — or how — to bring up adoption with your toddler or preschooler? Here's where to begin.

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Auditory processing disorder can make it difficult for children to focus in school

A Labor to Listen: Auditory Processing Disorder

If the sounds of the world are too much for your child, he may have an auditory processing problem. Learn how to figure it out and find help.

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Adoptive mother and son walking and talking about the difficult details of his adoption story

Telling the Tough Stuff

Here's how to tell your child the difficult facts about his adoption in positive, age-appropriate ways...and how to keep the conversation going.

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