Attachment with your adoptive or foster child

Join guest Dr. Karyn Purvis, author of The Connected Child: Bring Hope and Healing to Your Adoptive Family and Director of the Institure od Child Development at Texas Christian University to discuss how to establish the bonds of connection with your adopted child.


The content of this podcast is also quite relevant for non-adoptive families, foster families of children taken from their homes by children services. This podcast educates us about attachment problems due to early childhood neglect, abandonment or mistreatment. It also gives hope and a new view on the soon-to-be-old diagnosis Reactive Attachment Disorder, which appears more like a permanent problem that can’t be fixed! Complex Developmental Trauma might become the new diagnosis.


The author speaks of investment parenting, homeschooling, and other strategies adapted to the difficulties of this type of child…. Basically how to reorganize priorities with regard to raising children who have suffered at such a young age.

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