Attachment and the adoptive parent

Many adoptive parents understand the term attachment as it relates to their children.  Many of us – myself included – will not have heard this term until we attended adoption preparation training.  I remember listening to a 2-hour session on attachment theory and thinking I wanted to adopt a ‘secure’ child (as I write this today I … Continue reading Attachment and the adoptive parent

Bonding and Attachment

A week or so back I was invited to speak about my research into adoptive parent mental health with Al and Scott who run the Adoption & Fostering podcast.  It was a great opportunity to be able to talk about some of the real challenges that adopters face.  A link to the podcast is attached below.  During the … Continue reading Bonding and Attachment