Hi all, I am glad to join a forum specific to attachment. My husband and I are dealing with what appears to be insecure attachment in our 8 year old son. He's been with us since he was 3. Took us awhile to realize what the problem really was. We adopted another 3 year old boy when our older son was 5. He does not have any significant attachment issues and that's when our older son's problems became more real to us. He is not just "strong willed" or "spirited" as many would say--there is a reason for it------attachment issues!!!! It's like having a young teenager in the house...except he's only 8!
Looking forward to meeting folks here and sharing ideas.
Hi there. My name is Ingrid and my partner's name is Audrey and we have been foster/adoptive parents to a few children. Right now we have 5 children with us, one who is adopted (17), four who are foster children but will be adopted by us soon (2, 5, 6, 9). Our 9 year old has been with us for almost 6 years and had been diagnosed with RAD a couple of years ago. We went to a Nancy Thomas camp in 2010, which was amazing! We moved to Ottawa in March 2011 and have been searching for a therapist or supports. Are there any here???