How to Teach Your Family About Attachment

May 10th, 2007
Categories: Attachment

diaper change Unless your family already consists of an adopted child (or children), they’ll probably be completely unaware (and possibly resistant) to ideas concerning adopted children and attachment. There are many schools of thought on this topic, but I definitely feel that the first few months home with a new child are extremely important in terms of their attaching to their new parents. Extended and immediate family members may not completely understand why newly adopted children may be treated differently than a biological child, so it is our job to teach them. I feel tremendously lucky that as a Viet Nam mom, I got to spend three weeks with my daughter before returning home with her. This greatly facilitated her attachment to my husband… [more]