Children might become stressed because of significant life changes, including trauma, major illnesses, death or loss of parents and new home environments. Sometimes, this stress results in attachment Issues, and your children might develop reactive attachment disorders. Clues of Reactive Attachment Disorder From very young, children develop a profound attachment with the people who care for them. A change of any of these caregivers, regardless of the caregivers' skillset, impacts the children's development.
After a few years of marriage, my husband and I decided to open our home to a child who needed a family. Our journey included learning about the adoption process, what goes into matching parents with children, and even how relationship counseling can help improve the chances of building a solid family unit. It did take some time, but at last we were matched with two wonderful children. One was a newborn while the other was six years old and had spent time in more than one foster home along the way. Each child brought specific challenges, but also gave us a joy that we had never known before. If you are thinking of becoming an adoptive parent, understand that it can take time. Read on and I'll share what things that you need to know in order to make your own journey.