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ATTACHMENT AND BONDING


SUMMARY

Attachment and Internationally Adopted Children

  • Orphanage life conspires to produce disordered attachment.
  • There is a spectrum of disordered attachment.
  • Many internationally adopted children have some disordered attachment behaviors.
  • Most international adoptees develop good attachment to their families.
  • A small minority have severe reactive attachment disorder.
  • Treatment of reactive attachment disorder is complex and arduous.

 

From THE HANDBOOK OF INTERNATIONAL ADOPTION MEDICINE by Laurie C. Miller. © 2004 by Oxford University Press, Inc. Used by Permission.

 

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