When your family includes biological and adopted children, how do you make sure everyone feels included?
My sons have a deep and enduring bond. So why do people need to know if they're real brothers?
Our daughter has birth siblings she doesn't know about, but we don't know how to tell her.
Sure, they bicker, they fight, they tease each other mercilessly. But they’re also creating vital relationships that will last a lifetime.
When a sibling arrives at an older age or with emotional challenges, everyone will benefit from realistic expectations — and patience.
Adding to your family again? Ease the transition for your preschooler by being prepared for new-sibling anxiety.
From the moment we met 27 years ago, our son knew exactly what he wanted: a family. He staked his claim on our hearts as only he could.
Your new baby is home and things are just great...right?
When an adopted child gets most of your attention, it doesn't mean you love your other child less.
One brother remembers all of the questions strangers and friends asked about his adopted sister from ages 5 to 15, and how he responded.
Answers to your parenting questions.
We knew that our youngest son's birth mother would be a powerful force in his life. We didn't anticipate the impact she'd have on his older brothers.
When we adopted our son's biological sister, it felt both eerily similar and completely different.
Being Mom to "virtual twins"—one African-American, one white; one adopted, one biological—has taught me to validate both of my children for who they are.
We've decided to adopt an older child. We have two children now, and we're wondering how best to integrate our new child into the family. What's your advice?
A chance conversation in the car almost set our son apart from our family. But what happened brought him closer to me than ever.
Although "expert advice" tells parents not to disrupt the birth order when adopting, reshuffling the deck gave us just the right hand.
In part one of our family's adoption odyssey, we make our way through our state's Fost/Adopt program and find that things don't always go according to plan. But sometimes, that's for the best.
My little brother was stunned, and I was enraged, when a schoolmate asked an innocent question.
Our preteen biological daughter felt some jealousy of the baby we adopted internationally, but, for the most part, we've all settled into our new roles.