Every once in awhile, a child receives a blessing of getting a forever home. And every once in awhile, the parents dream of receiving the gift of a child doesn't flourish to what they hoped it to be.
I have had the privilege of working with Dr. Daniel Hughes for a one week training exploring the process of what is in best practice in working with families that have adopted. In my training experience and continued education on adoption, there can be a disruption with Attachment. I have learned the value of attachment for all parents with their children. This process of Attachment Therapy is to promote the attachment and bonding with one another. This can be a lengthy experience and sometimes very painful for the parent. In my experience it is essential for the parent to explore their own childhood and how they were raised.
"The past is never where you think you left it." - Katherine Anne Porter
Reading resources for parents:
Parenting from the Inside Out - Dan Siegel
Attachment Focused Pareting - Dan Hughes
Building the Bonds of Attachment - Dan Hughes
I Love You Rituals - Becky A. Bailey
Playful Parenting - Lawrence J. Cohen
Twenty Things Adopted Kids Wish Their Adoptive Parents Knew - Sherrie Eldridge