At 24-years-old, Chris and Dyan Roosma were a newly married couple with a baby on the way. They had never heard of the term "attachment disorder". They certainly had no plans to become treatment parents for the Institute for Attachment and Child Development. Until one day, an 8-year-old boy walked into their lives. This is their story.

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Lack of attachment is a complex disorder. Most don't understand it. Watch this video as Forrest explains attachment disorder and its profound effects on the entire family, particularly adoptive mothers. Watch more on our video page.

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