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Reactive Attachment Disorder

Reactive attachment disorder is a challenge some adoptive parents face after completing an international adoption. For some reason, there just doesn't seem to be any kind of bond.

Attachment can and does happen, but it takes time and patience. I should know; it took nearly three years before I felt like my daughter and I had formed a strong bond, but now I'm so grateful I didn't give up on her!

What about you? Have you adopted a child that you didn't bond with instantly? Did you finally bond with your child, and if so, what changed? Did the change happen all at once or did it come about gradually?

Share your advice about reactive attachment disorder and tips with other readers of International Adoption Facts and Information. Using the form below, tell us about your bonding challenges and how you finally overcame reactive attachment disorder with your child or children. And thanks for sharing!

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