Basically, attachment is the core of the adoption: without some degree of attachment no adoption is destined to survive. It’s a real issue that many adoptive families are facing and struggling with. Saying that, I have to admit that AD is likely to be over-diagnosed in international adoption community. AD is often confused with the normal process of initial adjustment and re-adjustment in the family; AD symptoms are often confused with neurologically-based disorders or different psychiatric conditions; and, finally, AD symptoms are often mixed up with learned post-institutionalized behavior.
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