About Adoptee Rage

Statistics Identify large populations of Adoptees in prisons, mental hospitals and committed suicide.
Fifty years of scientific studies on child adoption resulting in psychological harm to the child and
poor outcomes for a child's future.
Medical and psychological attempts to heal the broken bonds of adoption, promote reunions of biological parents and adult children. The other half of attempting to repair a severed Identity is counselling therapy to rebuild the self.

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Adopted Children Can Not Form Normal Attachments Based on Trauma


Attachment in childhood can also be described as the considerable closeness a child feels to an authoritative figure. It also describes the function of availability, which is the degree to which the authoritative figure is responsive to the child's needs and shares communication with them. Childhood attachment can define characteristics that will shape the child’s sense of self and how they carry out relationships with others
Attachment Theory studies and describes this first relationship beginning before and after the child is born and continues through life; it's an interdisciplinary study that includes developmental psychology and ethology (behavioral biology). Attachment is the normal process of infant and mother interaction that continues before and after the newborn child is born the relationship between mother and child. When the child is withdrawn from the mother at birth, the first relationship is interrupted, causing great trauma of psychological pain and hopelessness for the infant to process this primary loss. Further trouble is exacerbated by the introduction to the new and temporary foster mother. Compounding problems   with the introduction of a third foster parent. The fourth caregiver may be the planned adoptive parent, but the infant will resist all of the substitutes seeking the child's first biological mother. The attachment process is permanently ruined for the adoptive child as he has grown and months have passed without the normal human processes of child mother bonding. Normal results of bonding attachment can not be expected with the interruption of the bonding process, substitute caregivers and expected natural bonding can not occur when expected.  The baby's resistance to the adoptive caregiver is a natural response to the trauma.   
 Attachment theory has led to a new understanding of child development. Children develop different styles of attachment based on experiences and interactions with their caregivers at a young age. Four different attachment styles or patterns have been identified in children: secure attachment, anxious-ambivalent attachment, anxious-avoidance attachment, attachment and disorganized attachment.  Attachment theory has become the dominant theory used today in the study of infant and toddler behavior and in the fields of infant mental health, treatment of children, and related fields. Infants at a young age can be affected by many internal and external factors, leading to a specific attachment pattern later in life.

Abnormal Parenting is Abuse and Neglect
The growing body of research on the links between abnormal parenting, disorganized attachment and risks for later psychopathologies. Abuse is associated with disorganized attachment. The disorganized style is a risk factor for a range of psychological disorders although it is not in itself considered an attachment disorder under the current classification.