Information and education for adoptive parents meeting everyday and unusual challenges. Find resources to help you team up with doctors, teachers, and therapists. Hear what others have to say about the search for birthfamily and other sensitive issues.
The way we talk about adoption has evolved over time as we become more aware of the complexities of our relationships and the way children and adults react to words, nuances, and connotations. Resources for present and future parents, families, teachers.
Adoptive fathers, like fathers in all families, play a special role and bond in a special way with their children. Resources and information.
Information and resources pertaining to developmental, emotional, mental, and physical health issues of concern to parents, including Attachment Disorder, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, drug addiction, ADD, attitudes, and behaviors.
Topics of concern to adoptive parents include the search for birthfamily, dealing with stresses, and the interaction between siblings. Find resources and information for these and other situations.
Children with special challenges, those exhibiting unusual behaviors, and those adopted at older ages may require special parenting skills. Find resources, information, and first-hand accounts from parents and child-care specialists.
Information and resources for parents who may require additional skills to meet the challenges of adoption across racial and cultural lines, during times of family stress, and when of children adopted across racial and cultural lines, and for parents of c
Articles offering information to help parents with many of the needs their children may have, including finding professionals, hair care for AA and bi/multiracial children, identity, and others.
Support groups for adoptive parents and families.
Professional counselors and parents offer suggestions and recommendations for talking to children (and others) about adoption, sex, and infertility. When to tell a child, how to tell a child, and advice on handling awkward or uninformed questions from we
Great suggestions for adoptive and foster families. Adopted and foster kids can do everything other kids can... and more!
Adopted children, from infants to older children, may have a variety of needs and concerns. Parents must be aware of potential issues, including grief and loss, anger, and identity, in order to help their children develop and grow.