Adoptive attachment and affection toward strangers
Psychologist & Author David Brodzinsky, PhD, explains why adopted children often go up to strangers and offer affection and what parents can do to help stop these symptoms in their adopted child
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David Brodzinsky, PhD
Psychologist & Author
David Brodzinsky is Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology and Director of the Foster Care Counseling Project at Rutgers University. He also maintains an active private practice serving the clinical needs of children and families, including individuals who are part of the adoption triad. Brodzinsky has written and lectured extensively in the fields of developmental and clinical psychology and is an internationally known expert in the field of adoption. He is co-author of such well-known books as, The Psychology of Adoption, Being Adopted: The Lifelong Search for Self, and Children's Adjustment to Adoption: Developmental and Clinical Issues.