HELPING KIDS BRIDGE THE GAP OF BONDING

It can be shocking and disappointing when a couple adopts a child only to find that this much-hoped-for child doesn’t react right away to bonding attempts.  But persistence is the key.  As advances are made and children begin to respond to bonding efforts, eventually it will become important for the child to be the one who initiates a bonding moment.  But how does one know when to let the child take the lead?  And how, exactly, do you let your child know that it’s his turn?

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THE WALKER FAMILY

Doug and Deanne Walker are the parents of 19 children, 10 of whom are adopted.  Click this link to watch a 3-minute introductory video to this amazing family.  More articles and videos about the Walkers will be posted regularly on this blog.