Parenting Your Adopted Child

Now that your adopted child is home, you may find yourself in some new and unexpected situations. Here's some advice for navigating trouble spots.

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My Harrowing TSA Experience Reminded Me What it Means to Have a Child Who Doesn't Look Like Me

My daughter, now 6, and I had traveled several times before and never had an issue. But on this particular trip, the TSA agent uncomfortably questioned my little girl, who I adopted at birth. She was too scared to even answer. And when I vented on social media, I wasn't expecting other moms to be so insensitive.

Books About Adoption for Kids

These children's adoption books for parents are full of easy-to-understand lessons in family dynamics, touching stories of love, and adorable characters to help kids understand what it means to be adopted.

Level of Involvement for Birth Parents

Here's what you need to know about the involvement of birth parents after your adoption is complete.

Helping Adopted Kids Adjust

Understanding the unique needs of children adopted after infancy.

More Parenting Your Adopted Child

10 Questions Not to Ask Adoptive Parents

Learn what not to say to parents of adopted children -- and why you shouldn't say it -- with this adoption etiquette primer.

Birth to 5: Growth, Development, and Adoption

Children can go through developmental phases related to their adoption.

Breaking the News That You Plan to Adopt

How and when to tell friends and family that you want to adopt.