adoption

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    Discipline and your child adopted as a toddler or preschooler

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    With biological children, discipline or behavior correction begins at an appropriate age and is part of the process of transitioning...
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    Breastfeeding your adopted child

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    If you’re adopting as a way to create or grow your family, you may assume that breastfeeding your adopted child is not a...
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    Attachment parenting and adoption

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    Before I became an adoptive parent, I did my fair share of reading and planning for our new baby. I had in mind how I hoped to...
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    Babywearing and adoption

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    If you’ve heard other adoptive parents talk about babywearing and you’re wondering what it’s all about, keep reading. It’s exactly...
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    Older infant and toddler adoption

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    If you’re planning on adopting an older infant or a toddler, you should be prepared to modify your expectations, at least during the...
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    Overseas adoption: How to get started

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    International adoptions from the top 20 countries totaled 18,748 children in 2007, according to the U.S. Department of State. If you...
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    Separation anxiety and your adopted child

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    Separation anxiety is a normal phase of most children’s development. Children between nine and 12 months old often become upset or...
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    Single mom diaries: And baby makes two

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    We all grew up believing the fairy tale: You meet Mr. Right, and soon after, start having kids. But what if he never comes along?...
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    How to adopt as a single mom

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    When People magazine put a beautiful, glowing Sandra Bullock holding an adorable little boy on the cover of its April 28th 2010...
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    Preparing to bring home your newly adopted child

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    You’ve likely waited a long time for your new baby or child, plugging along through all of the paperwork, doing your best to pass...
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    Finding a pediatrician for your internationally adopted child

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    Your internationally adopted child, regardless of age, needs a good pediatrician in the same way that a newborn biological child...
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    How to select an adoption agency

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    While the most important decisions you make about your adoption may relate to the type of adoption -- domestic, international, or...
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    The adoption home study

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    How should you prepare for the adoption home study? Whether you go through a private agency or the birth country of your potential...
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    Becoming a foster parent

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    Opening your home to children who need a temporary place to stay is an amazing act. Many children are in the foster system due to...
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    Adoption: A step-by-step guide

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    Much like pregnancy, the adoption process can be an overwhelming, stressful and incredibly joyful experience. In both scenarios, the...
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    The costs of adoption: Adoption expenses and financial help

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    Families who are willing to open their hearts, and their homes, to children in need of a family deserve all the credit in the world....
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    Types of adoption: Domestic, international, open and closed

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    Choosing to adopt a child is a huge decision. But the decision-making does not end there. There are actually several types of...
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    How to introduce adopted children to biological children

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    Adopting a child into the family is one of the most exciting times in any family's life! Find out how you can ensure that the...