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many people who have waited a long time to be able to start their family are filled with joy the moment that they know that they are going to be bringing home their new adopted child. But what do you do to break the ice? How do you build that foundation for a lasting and wonderful relationship like you have always desired?
There are many ways that you can break the ice when you are building your relationship with your adopted child. What needs to be taken into account is the age of the child. If your child is a baby, it is easy to start that relationship just through the day to day caring that takes place. As you meet your baby’s needs, you are going to develop that bond. All it takes is consistency and dedication.
When the child is a little older, you want to take your time to build the relationship. Taking the time to listen, and talk about what they like to do. Go out and do those things together as well as begin to share your interests with them as well. Being willing to talk about your feelings and their feelings openly is a great way to build that relationship of trust. There is going to be even more of an emotional adjustment when a child is older, so be patient and understanding. With time, your child will come to love you and trust you because you have proven to be reliable and caring.