Upside Down: Understanding and Supporting Attachment in Adoptive Families
Adoptive families working through attachment issues often feel alone, but it doesn’t have to be that way.
The communities around them want to help, yet they usually don’t know how to help when it comes to attachment issues. A little perspective can change all of that.
What readers are saying:
"This book is, hands down, the best resource I've found on supporting families who love a child from a hard place...I wish this resource had been available when we first began our adoption journey."
"This book is a must read for anyone who knows an adoptive family and wants to know how to help. And it's a must read for the adoptive family...it's comforting to know we aren't alone in this attachment struggle."
Upside Down shares stories from dozens of families healing through the spectrum of attachment issues, from general attachment concerns to reactive attachment disorder. It demonstrates ways adoptive families can explain these often invisible special needs to the community around them, and also shows how these communities can provide support without causing more damage to a hurting child or further isolating the families working so hard to heal them.
The message of Upside Down is two-fold: Adoptive families are not alone, and the communities around them can be equipped to make sure they never feel that way again.