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Raising an Adopted Child

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Sarah and Jan set out to adopt a child—or two—and ended up adopting a family of four siblings
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Nearly 75 percent of U.S. adopted children of color are welcomed into white parent homes
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How one family went through the process of adopting a baby through Facebook
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An inside look at a mom who adopted a baby from China, and the struggles and joys she experienced when she became a mom
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How one mom brought her daughter home from Russia, then found her siblings right here in the U.S.
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Discussing adoption with your child's teachers
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Grade-schoolers are used to fielding one another's questions—"When's your birthday?" and "What are you going to be when...
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Two days after my husband and I adopted our second daughter, Lucy, at age 6 months from an orphanage in Vietnam, she stopped eating. Completely. She...
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Adults aren't the only ones who have mixed emotions about birthdays. Turning a year older can be hard for an adopted child: "It marks his...
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It was late in the afternoon, we were stuck in traffic, and my new son and I were both wishing I'd taken Amharic in high school instead of...
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If you've recently adopted a child, you're probably both excited about the new addition to your family and concerned about her health history...
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When I found myself spending weeks tutoring my 5-year-old son, Jesse, on the letter "A," I marveled that never before had I looked upon the...
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September 10, 2001, Hanoi, Vietnam Christina: In a few minutes, we'll meet Lucy Thu Lien, the 6-month-old whose photographs we've been...
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The day you adopt a child is a defining moment in your family's life, so why not mark the date the way you do birthdays or anniversaries?...
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When Jim and Jill Folstrom flew from their home in Indianapolis last November to pick up the baby they were adopting in Texas, their employer, Eli...
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Shortly before traveling to China, I had an introductory meeting with my pediatrician-to-be, and brought him information about the baby I was to...
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Five ways to keep the lines of communication open
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The best places to look online for adoption information