You are their best bet for health and success in life — and with a little guidance, you’ll find that you already have the answers for how best to support them.
I get your fear. I get how hard this is for you.
When I first became a mom, I was determined to parent differently than I had been parented. At the time, I had no idea what that meant or how it looked. So for over 20 years, I’ve obsessively studied parenting through the lenses of child development and attachment so that I could be the parent I want to be and the parent my kids need.
When our daughter joined our family through adoption, I knew from all my studying and personal experience that her attachment to us would be crazy important. But I was completely blindsided by the heartbreaks, the complexities, and the additional (and often invisible) needs that come with adoption.
So I hunted down experts and resources and learned everything I could.