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Adoption and Adjustment: Easing the Transition

Easing the Post-Adoption Adjustment

Easing the Post-Adoption Adjustment

We're about to adopt a toddler. How can we ease his adjustment during our first weeks as a family?

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Talking About Birth

“Bedtime Stories About Meeting My Daughter”

My daughter brings stuff up at bedtime. Most five-year-olds do; they don’t want to be left alone to sleep. She likes when I tell her stories in the dark and rub her back. Who wouldn’t like all that? Aside: bedtime can—if I let it—take forever.

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Mother bonding with new infant

The First Weeks Home with Your Baby

Essential baby care and bonding tips to help your newly adopted child — and yourself — connect and thrive.

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Co-sleeping and adoption

The Benefits and Risks of Co-Sleeping

If you're the parent of an infant, you know the drill: up and down all night, going back and forth to your child's room to feed and soothe her. It's no surprise that many exhausted moms and dads want to learn about co-sleeping. And domestic newborn adopters wonder whether a family bed will promote bonding with their new baby.

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first sleepover party for the preteen only child of a single parent

“Losing Sleep”

As my daughter discovers the brave new world of sleepovers, she and I are both missing out on some shut-eye.

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Overcoming adoption sleep problems may take some time

Overcoming Sleep Problems

Our newly adopted child has problems sleeping. Some nights, she will resist being put to bed, and will wake up several times through the night. How can we help her get a good night's sleep?

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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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