"Learning to Love in Our New Family"

When I still couldn't bond with my daughter after many months, I finally learned about reactive attachment disorder — and how to overcome it.

A family who moved past reactive attachment disorder
Everyone said I would fall in love with my daughter the minute they laid her in my arms. She was beautiful, with her broad alabaster face and deep brown eyes. And she was a flirt: At six months she could flash a dimpled smile. I was awed by her perfect features as the orphanage worker pressed her to me and handed me a bottle. I took the bottle hesitantly and tipped it toward the baby's pursed lips. How would I ...

I had gone to the end of the world to find my baby. So why didn’t we bond, and why didn’t I feel like a mother?


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