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Speech and language skills are an important part of a baby's development

Your Child’s Speech and Language Development

What you need to know to assess your child's speech and language skills, and how to get help if you suspect trouble.

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Special needs adoption can help children find loving homes

Is Special Needs Adoption Right for Your Family?

Why adopt a child with medical special needs? The answers will surprise you and touch your soul.

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The hospital adoption process should be fairly straightforward

Adoption Law: At the Hospital

An adoption attorney explains the legal steps surrounding your child's birth when you adopt domestically.

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Problems with language can be overcome

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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Declining an adoption referral is a difficult choice for adoptive parents

“Our Agonizing Decision to Decline a Referral”

We thought accepting a referral would be the easy part. It wasn’t.

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A woman with her children after adoptive breastfeeding.

Breastfeeding Without Birthing

A lactation consultant and breastfeeding adoptive mom explains how to achieve a nursing relationship with your baby.

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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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Learn about the adoption transition diet for your child.

The Adoption Transition Diet

Dana E. Johnson, M.D., Ph.D., on introducing new foods and addressing feeding challenges in a newly adopted child.

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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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Frank was nourished through adoptive breastfeeding

“How I Was (Sort of) Able to Breastfeed”

If breastfeeding had been easy in the past, adoptive breastfeeding couldn't be so different, or less rewarding, could it? More or less.

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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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