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  1. Parenting an adopted child with food issues can get frustrating when the plate goes untouched or a lunchbox comes back in the afternoon uneaten. Kids can develop of hoarding food, under eating, overeating, or picky eating. Experts have advised that consistency, patience, and unconditional love, despite these upsets, are what can turn the tide.  

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  2. Impact of Divorce on Adopted Children

     

    Many adopted children find themselves dealing with attachment issues, sometimes borne of lingering feelings of abandonment towards their birth parents. When they are placed with their adoptive family and that adoption is finalized, a new foundation of trust and attachment can begin. Unfortunately, when parents decide divorce is their only option, that choice can threaten to shatter their child’s belief in their familial bond. However, parenting does not end in divorce, even when if a marriage does.

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  3. There are many different reasons why people adopt. Some cannot have children of their own for medical reasons, while some choose to adopt in addition to their own biological children. Whether it is an open adoption or closed, an adoption of stepchildren or an LGBT adoption, there is always the added complications of external family.

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  4. Getting your child to sleep through the whole night is a huge issue for all parents, but it is especially difficult for adoptive parents. How can they build attachment with you while also getting a good night sleep?    

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  5. Those who are considering adopting children have hopes for giving children opportunities for new and potentially better life. Most understand that there are challenges to raising children and that adoption can sometimes raise the bar on that challenge a few notches. Some behaviors, such as fighting, yelling and screaming, or using inappropriate language are things that can be expected and hopefully addressed quickly with firm expectations because they are easily noticed and can be resolved promptly, firmly, and fairly. Other behaviors though, such as lying and stealing, are harder to catch and often more frustrating to deal with.

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