Tag Archives: Parent-to-Parent

A young adopted child whose mother worries about adoption bias

“Should I Tell Her Teacher?”

“Should I Tell Her Teacher?”

I haven't decided not to tell my daughter's preschool that she was adopted, but, so far, I haven't told.

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A child presenting one of her adoption-related school assignments

Share Your Story: Tricky School Assignments

We asked our Reader Panel: Have your school-age children been assigned any projects that were difficult for adoptees (timelines, genetics, etc.)? How did you handle the situation?

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A mother doing cornrow styles in her daughter's hair

“Learning to Care for My Daughters’ Hair”

I felt frustrated, thinking I'd never learn how to cornrow. Now, I show others how to care for tight, curly hair.

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Several families answer "How we afforded our adoption"

How We Afforded Our Adoption

We asked our reader panel: How did you finance your adoption? Share any cost-cutting or creative financing strategies with other readers.

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An adoptive parent choosing a child's name

Parent-to-Parent: What’s In a Name?

On our Facebook page, we asked readers, How did you choose your child's name? Did you have input from his birth family? Or did you keep her original name? Here's what you said:

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A mother wondering whether her daughter should repeat kindergarten

Should You Tell the Teacher that Your Child was Adopted?

Should you tell the teacher that your child was adopted? What happens when your child doesn't share your ability to learn? Parents share advice and offer support on these and other questions.

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Share Your Story: First Mother’s or Father’s Day

We asked our reader panel: How did you celebrate your first Mother's Day or Father's Day? What's since become an annual tradition?

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Older child adoption stories and advice

What I Wish I Had Known

After the initial adjustment stages, parents who adopt older kids often say, "Why didn't someone tell me that?" Here are eight of the lessons families I've worked with over the past 25 years have learned.

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Readers sound off: Should you be allowed to choose whether to adopt a boy or a girl?

Hot Topic: Should Parents Choose a Gender?

If given the option, many parents choose to adopt girls. We reported on this preference, as well as the unintended consequences for the boys who are left behind, and the article has sparked quite a debate. Here's what our readers had to say.

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Adoption in the movies: a group of people at a theater

Adoption in the Movies: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

With this jocular yet telling treatise on adoption in the movies, journalist Susan Avery offers some reviews of popular films to help you decide what's right for your family.

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Single parents must figure out a strong balance

Making a Life for Two

Looking back at her sometimes difficult transition to family life, a mom describes learning to take care of herself as well as her daughter.

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