Thursday, November 5, 2009
Post Adoption Depression Thought for the Day 4: Biological attachment vs. adoptive attachment
Post Adoption Depression: Thought For The Day:
"How come other mothers get to bond instantly? What’s wrong with me???This is not fair. I want to feel that amazing "mother love" too. It would make all the work worthwhile."
Post Adoption Depression Recovery Thought For the Day:
"Bio moms get infused with a bonding chemical at birth. That helps them stay engaged during countless sleepless hours. That hormone is nature’s way of ensuring the survival of the species… it probably prevented cave women from tossing their colicky babies over a cliff. With adoption, there is no infusion of nature’s bonding hormone in one instant. It takes time. A day by day approachment. I am moving towards Charlie every day. There's no race."
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