Here at Nurture House, we love working with adoptive families.
We delight in helping parents and children learn to delight in each other. Sometimes this involves live coaching of parents with their children, sometimes it involves helping parents and children participate in fun activities that enhance the attachment bond, and sometimes it requires the delicate work of helping a parent hold a child’s pain, reflect the child’s narratives of his/her early life, and help them co-create a new family identity/story together.
Sometimes we simply “hold” the parent as the parent “holds” the child. For all families, we create spaces where both parents and children are able to have a voice, take greater risks, hear each other more clearly, and become more vulnerable in their communications with each other in the work of attachment repair.