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  • When Parents Struggle to Attach to Their Adopted Child

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    Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Abbie Smith, LCSW specializing in adoption and the Director of Clinical Services at Holt International.

     

    + Highlights of the show (click to expand)

    • One of our most popular and poignant blogs was based on a question we received. Title is “I Feel Like a Beast, but I Don’t Love My Adopted Child
    • Attachment is a two way street.
    • How often do you see families where it is more that the parent than the child that is struggling to attach?
    • What are some of the reasons you see for parents not feeling attached to their adopted child?
    • Not enough time has gone by-growing in love vs. falling in love.
    • How long does it take to form the bonds of attachment after you adopt a child?
    • Unrealistic expectations.
    • Feeling unappreciated by the child.
    • Impact of trauma, including physical or emotional trauma and prenatal exposure.
    • Mismatched temperament.
    • Post adoption depression. What are some signs? How long after the adoption?
    • Unresolved infertility grief.
    • What are some signs of a failure of parental attachment?
    • What can a parent do when they do not feel attached?

     

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    13/09/2017 | by Radio Show | Categories: 2017 Shows, Adoption, Adoption Radio Shows, Radio Show | 0 Comments


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