Today, August 17th, 2013, is the day when Natalie has lived exactly half of her life with us. Every day still feels like a miracle and we are so grateful to have such an amazing, spicy and sweet little girl in our family. Natalie, we love you very much and are so lucky to be your parents.
I know that attachment and adjustment in adoption is different for every child, but many experts say that as a general rule of thumb this cycle is complete once the child has spent the same amount of time with their new family as they spent in an orphanage or in foster care. I feel like Natalie has had a healthy attachment to us for quite a long time now, and it is wonderful to feel our bonds growing stronger every day.
from: Sue Golden
1 year ago