Building the Bonds of Attachment
Attaching to a new caregiver can be hard for some children who enter foster care or who have been adopted. This may be because of past hurtful or traumatic experiences, or perhaps there was some disconnect with a primary caregiver. At times attachment simply comes slowly. At other times attachment issues can become so intense or attachment is so lacking that there is cause for concern.
Author: Wisconsin Family Connections Center
Additional Author: Coalition for Children, Youth & Families