Overcoming Older Child Anxiety

We recently adopted a five-year-old. She seems so fearful and anxious! How can we help her learn to trust and love us?

Older children will need an adjustment period after adoption
You should assume that any older child available for adoption has spent years either in multiple foster homes or in long-term orphanage care. Such a history will impair any child's capacity to rely on others, to understand the workings of a typical parent-child relationship, or to be able to predict what may occur next within your home. Given her early experiences, it is no wonder that your daughter is fearful. Imagine not knowing what might happen to you at any ...

We recently adopted a five-year-old. She seems so fearful and anxious! How can we help her learn to trust and love us?

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