(Taken from the Adoption Glossary)
Bonding: The process that a child goes through in developing lasting emotional ties with it's immediate caregivers, which is seen as the first and most significant developmental task of a human being, and is central to that person's ability to relate properly to others throughout its life.
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Infant Potty Training
This article is about working with *infants* towards accomplishing what is commonly known as "potty training." There is no English term to suitably describe "infant potty training" (IPT) as a whole, since (a) an infant cannot sit on a potty and (b) the process is more akin to teamwork (with your...
It's a RAD RAD World - Reactive Attachment Disorder Chat Summary
Our first special chat on Reactive Attachment Disorder was a wonderful opportunity for parents, counselors, and others interested in this disorder to share family interactions, books they have found useful, and some of their own creative parenting techniques. The summary that follows outlines chat... Reading with your child
Following are some good books to help discuss foster care and adoption with your child, and some to help with bonding activities as well. Let’s Talk About It: Adoption by Fred Rogers Mister Rogers addresses, with sensitivity and insight, the questions children have about being adopted. He... Behavior Change As Reported By Caregivers Of Children Receiving Holding Therapy
From 1995 through 1997, data was collected for a freelance research project on adopted children and adolescents receiving holding therapy at the Attachment and Bonding Center of Ohio (ABC). The twelve participating families were clients who sought treatment for behavioral problems thought to be...
"Bonding" in the News
Bonding with your kids through reading
MANILA, Philippines - Bonding | Times News Online
Available for adoption Bill Toone, a volunteer with the Carbon County Animal Shelter in Nesquehoning, shows-off Copenhagen, a Jack Russell mix, at the annual Polka-for-Pets animal adoption festival yesterday at the Lehighton Community Grove. Wanaque bonding for $1 million
Two separate bond ordinances totaling $985,000 in appropriations for various equipment and road-repaving projects were introduced at the June 10 Borough Council meeting. The ordinances authorize the issuance of $679,500 in bonds or notes to the borough in order to cover the cost of the appropriated... Canceled bonding for Somerset officials in place with new company
More than a dozen town and school officials whose bonding liability insurance is being canceled or is slated to be canceled are being covered by a new company, with the elected tax collector and treasurer being insured by a third company. The changes come after Town Administrator Dennis Luttrell...
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"Bonding" in the Adoption Blogs
Ethiopian Adoption Continues to Rise
August 30, 2012, 6:13 pm
Ethiopia continues to work through its past issues and is offering one of the fastest growing adoption program in existence. The past year has shown some difficulties because of the rapid growth. Ethiopia has called upon the help of various governmental agencies to make certain their program is... Can We Hear it for the Parents?
December 29, 2012, 10:43 pm
As much as I appreciate how hard my kids have been working lately, and how well they've been doing, I want to acknowledge how hard it is to parent RAD kids. It seems to take superhuman self-control, patience, understanding and empathy. I think all parents are called on from time to time to... Why Foster to Adopt
April 23, 2013, 8:24 pm
I was adopted at age 18 months by my foster parents. They had received me as a foster child at age 4 months and in the 1970's, foster parents weren't encouraged to adopt the children they cared for so this was an anomaly at that time.
My parents continued to take foster children my entire time...
"Bonding" in the Adoption Forums
Proud of My lttle guy!
June 5, 2013, 11:51 am
I realize this is a fairly old post, but there are still babies born to women, who have drug abuse problems, that will decide to put these little ones up for adoption. We adopted two of our grandchildren from drug abusing parents. At the time we got custody, they were 1 yr old and 7 weeks old. ...
How do you get past it?
June 4, 2013, 8:11 pm
I've recently come to a decision, my baby will be put up for adoption after birth. I've struggled with this so much. The pain in my decision is almost unbearable. The biological father had taken advantage of me, and I was left with a baby. I am 32, recently single mom to three kids. I can't take on...
Horse Therapy for adopted or RAD kids
June 6, 2013, 6:17 am
Just wondering if anyone has used LARGE animals for RAD therapy or bonding therapy for adopted kids.
My bio son is RAD and something I encounter with my son is his need for control and dominance. He always wants to know "who is the biggest". I think it has something to do with him feeling safe...
We now have a parole hearing date
June 12, 2013, 1:26 pm
They have set the date for the girls' mother's parole hearing for September. IDK what this means for Lil Sis's case (she's the 5 y/o. The 7 y/o is already adopted). With overcrowding the way it is in the women's facilities in my state, they are letting out just about anyone they can. So, it's...
Stories About "Bonding"
I Gave up My Baby, Not My Love
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 16, 1986 - BROWARD COUNTY, FL. -- 10:30 PM.Monthly Kaypro Computer Club meeting tonight and tonight two friends I hadn't seen for a while had recently bought Kaypros and were coming... The Miracle of Baby Luke
Most people go on their first dates and talk about movies, likes and dislikes. Maurice and I talked about wanting children on our first date. Granted, we weren't 25 anymore and we both had a previous... Saving Love: A Sister's Story
"Wait mom, you have a brother? That sounds silly!" Said my seven year old as we entered the second hour of doing homework that should have only taken 15 minutes. She gets extremely...
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