Going Back to Work After Adoption
Your baby is here! As you begin to settle in, you're in awe of the brand new addition and want to be with him or her constantly. But before long, financial stresses may beckon and you may have to go back to work. As an adoptive parent, you might hate the prospect of leaving your child or wince at the idea of separating from him or her just when you're starting to bond.
Though separation seems difficult, you can take it easy. Research has revealed that babies need familiar, regular care providers, with whom they can create a trusting bond. So long as your child-care arrangement offers that component, it could meet your baby's emotional needs and enhance his or her connection with you. Every time a familiar adult meets a baby's needs, the baby develops trust – the backbone of healthy attachment. That trust could be transferred from one adult to another, with each relationship being special.
That isn't to say that all caregiving situations are made the same, or that your child won't fare better in one situation over another. Listed here are the pros and cons for three common child-care settings.
One-on-one care (family member, trusted companion or neighbor, hired childcare professional)
Family day care
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John and Catherine
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