Re: I need help, bonding with children that are no babies
Go to empoweredtoconnect.org. I totally agree that you are looking at an attachment disorder like RAD. You do need to get into an attachment based therapy. But on the website done by author Karyn Purvis there is a wealth of info. It was designed to help foster parents and adoptive parents who are dealing with attachment issues. Everything you described is normal for children whose early life began like your nieces and nephews. There is hope and you are definitely not alone in your struggles. Praying for you!
Christian Wife to DH married 16 years. Forever mommy to my adopted son #9 C (3 yrs) Currently fostering #20 A our bonus buddy full sibling to my adopted son (16 mths). We have fostered 20 children so far, some with medical special needs. Still hoping for a forever girl.