Faith had a very hard time attaching and bonding with Daddy. In fact, it wouldn't be stretching it to say that she completely rejected him at first. While we were in China she would not let him hold her at all. If he was anywhere near me while I was holding her she would start to cry and scream. It was heart breaking and so, so hard on Byron. We knew many adopted children will bond more easily with one parent, preferring that parent over the other, but we were not really prepared for an all out rejection.
Byron was incredibly patient, he did not force her to let him hold her. He waited until she was ready. It took a full month, but the day came when she held out her arms to her Daddy.
What a difference 8 months makes. Now she gives Daddy hugs and kisses all of the time. She still prefers to be held by me, for me to give her a bath and put her to bed, but she now obviously loves and trusts her daddy, too.
And it is beautiful!
Mig wanted a picture with Daddy, too. He obviously loves Daddy as well!
“Father to the fatherless defender of widows – this is God, whose dwelling is holy. God sets the lonely in families.” – Psalms 68:5-6