Our 3 daughters of 11, 9 and 6 really wanted to have a cat. So, we adopted a female kitten. She's now 4 months old.
We were quite worrying about the adaptation of the cat into our family and decided to follow our friends advice and use Feliway. We plugged the diffuser in 2 days before we collected the kitten. Although this was the first time she was seperated from her mother a litter mates she seem relaxes and happy. She just spent the first hour exploring our home and then quickly settled into our routine.
She did start to scratch mark on the first night, but we used Feliway Spray and she never did it again. I would definitly recommend Feliway. It has really helped our cat settle in our family.