Personal Story: “The Older Child We Adopted Was Frightened of Me, at First”

Personal Story: “The Older Child We Adopted Was Frightened of Me, at First”

I thought I understood the challenges of adopting an older child. I expected that my new daughter would need some time to get used to me, but I never thought she’d be frightened b ...

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What to Consider When Adopting a Toddler

What to Consider When Adopting a Toddler

Straddling the line between infancy and autonomy, toddlers experience adoption in unique ways. Here's what you need to know to face the challenge. ...

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Personal Story: “My Son Came Home Mourning the Loss of Loving Foster Parents”

Personal Story: “My Son Came Home Mourning the Loss of Loving Foster Parents”

When I adopted an older child, I was prepared to teach him what it means to have a family. Instead, I found myself with a little boy in deep mourning for the loss of his loving fo ...

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Explaining Conception to Children from Donor Gametes or Surrogacy

Explaining Conception to Children from Donor Gametes or Surrogacy

Your child should know the story of how he joined your family. Experts advise on when and how to start explaining concepts. ...

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12 Responsive Parenting Techniques to Form a Healthy Attachment

12 Responsive Parenting Techniques to Form a Healthy Attachment

Children adopted through foster care have varied backgrounds. Whatever your child’s history, responsive parenting is key to a secure, loving relationship. ...

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