5 Bonding Tips for Adoptive Parents

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Being an adoptive parent is an adventure. Whether your child has come to you from a different culture, a foster care placement or through private adoption, there are steps you can take to make love and trust the building blocks of your new family. And the age of the newest member doesn't matter -- whether you've adopted an infant or an older child, there are plenty of things you can do to strengthen the connections among everyone in your household. Find opportunities to forge strong bonds with your adoptive child from the first day you bring him or her home.

Looking for ideas? Read on for five tips that can work for any growing family.