I don't feel a strong love with my adopted son yet. It's nothing at all like when I gave birth to my first child. I am not depressed or detached. I like and love him. We laugh, cuddle, coo and I chat about his cute features. But it is more like the love I have for my nephews or close friends who I have babysat, not like I felt when my elder son was born. I think it might be because I was very physically attached to my first due to breastfeeding, so using bottles, etc feels like babysitting. It's been two months and he is an infant... Any suggestions? Is this just normal and I should accept that it is a different kind of bond? Or will it grow in time? Anyone else have these feelings?
Asked by Anonymous at 10:20 AM on Jun. 9, 2010 in Adoption
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