Attachment Issues with Adoption

Attachment Issues in AdoptionAttachment is the process of forming emotional bonds between parent and child. For healthy emotional development throughout life, the child must attach to her parents, but it is just as true that the parent has to attach to the child. Attachment is not necessarily automatic with children adopted past infancy, but attachment can be taught and learned. There are activities and attachment parenting techniques that can help both children and parents bond.

Creating a Family has extensive resources on Attachment Issues in Adoption, both to help the child attach to the parents and to help parents attach to their children. A few we think you will find particularly helpful are:

Many more Creating a Family radio interviews with experts, videos, blogs, fact sheets, and Q and A’s with Experts on attachment can be found at the icons below.

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Creating a Family Radio Shows on Attachment

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Creating a Family Blogs on Attachment

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Creating a Family Factsheets, Tips on Attachment

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Creating a Family Videos on Attachment

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Q and A's with Experts on Attachment

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