Attachment in Adoption
Attachment is a two-way reciprocal process of learned behavior between parents and their children. Through this process that people develop significance to one another. Attachment occurs over time though the consistency of the parent in meeting the physical and emotional needs of the child.
Attachment is a natural part of the parent child relationship. It develops when an infant communicates a need and the parent responds. As the needs are consistently met by the parents, the child learns that he is safe and secure: therefore he can trust them to respond. Attachment is created through the cycle of consistently repeating the same positive results.
Secure attachment enables a child to develop a sense of safety and security, identity formation, logical thinking, socialization, and conscience. Having a healthy attachment with your child is paramount. It is the building blocks for all subsequent relationships.