(Taken from the Adoption Glossary)
Attachment: The formation by a child of significant and stable emotional connections with the significant people in its life. This process begins in early infancy as the child bonds with one or more primary caregivers. A failure by a child to establish these types of important connections before... [more
See Also: reactive attachment disorder, attachment disorder
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Asian Children Growing Up Adopted
One of today's most frequently-asked adoption questions has to do with the adjustment of children adopted from Asia. There are two reasons why the question is raised. The largest number of children adopted from other countries by U.S. citizens have been from Asia- primarily from Korea, but also...
Getting on With Your Life - What to do After the Divorce is Final
Business and personal records Make sure you have the originals of deeds, notes, car titles and other documents that should be in your possession. Record any deeds or titles transferred to you as a result of a property settlement. Update or make a will. Without a will, property that goes to your... Bad Case of the Baby Blues
Taken from Growing Concerns -- A parenting question-and-answer column with Dr. Martha Erickson Question: My sister recently had a baby, and now she seems to have a bad case of the "baby blues." I went through some of this as well after my last baby, but I'm worried that hers is becoming a more... Common Clinical Issues Among Adoptees Who Have Received Psychological Treatment
1. Disrupted attachment of feelings of disconnectedness (especially in delayed adoptions). With infant adoptions there is a sense of ambiguous attachment, a tenuous sense of attachment. Even if loved, an adoptee may feel like they don't fit in or belong in the family. 2. Splitting of good/bad...
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Should You Foster if You Want to Adopt?
October 18, 2013, 1:30 pm
Should you foster if you really want to adopt? Some areas have thriving foster-to-adopt programs where you go through the foster care training and become licensed foster parents, but you are only called with placements of children who are already likely to be in need of an adoptive home. Either... Change
November 16, 2013, 2:01 am
As I walked today I remembered some of the seasons of my life. I tend to introspect and let it go, but it was more of a controlled flow. In sharing my testimony today with a friend, I skimmed over one of the most life changing events in my life.
More than choosing to live... One Name to Unite Us?
October 25, 2013, 7:36 am
When I got divorced last year, it made sense for me to keep my married name. I got married during graduate school, so my entire post-education career had been conducted under that name. It was my daughters' last name and I had no intention to ask them to change it. It would be simpler to deal...
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Normal Toddler vs Trauma Toddler?
November 27, 2013, 9:10 am
Daisy is doing great- but lately some things about her behavior have changed. I am not worried but there is always part of me that wonders if this is normal development stuff or a result of her history or brief RU.
She is almost 21 months and in FULL on stranger-danger mode. But it has started...
Love takes time
November 25, 2013, 9:43 am
I have been in a pre-adoptive situation for a little over a year now. I have siblings ages 5+6. Boy oh boy what a year it has been. I also have two bio boys ages 7+10. So our foster kiddos came in with so many issues. Our foster son our family very quickly bonded with. Our foster daughter....well...
"Lovies" and foster kids
November 27, 2013, 8:28 am
I have only had five foster kids, so this is just my limited experience....I have noticed that none of my fosters had an attachment object like a soft stuffed animal or blankie. Two of the bio moms sent blankets they claimed were their children's lovies, but they did not look "real" (Velveteen...
Is the Board ?
November 25, 2013, 5:49 am
Is the board getting awfully "RAD" happy? Are we calling "attachment concerns" RAD? Are we saying RAD willy nilly? Are we using it for every challenging child or situation? Are we using it instead of various other issues (FAS, drug exposed, bipolar, adhd, ODD, trauma, fear)? Are we even using...
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Healing My Daughter's Brain
My daughter had a plan to commit suicide this spring, and it was a wake-up call that I will never forget. For many years, we have felt that our daughter, whom we adopted from China at the age of 1... A Milestone with My Romanian Daughter
Tonight I sent my 14-year-old daughter off to a Christmas Around the World festival--with her father to be her escort and assistant. She came here nine years ago from the mountains of Transylvania.... My Relationship with My A-Parents
I am 31 years old and was adopted at 3 months. I have known my whole life that I was adopted. When I tell people that I've been with my aparents my whole life, they react as if I should have an...
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