Yes! Of course we will get a attached. Normal functioning people “attach” to people and things they care about. Parenting a child that you are not sure will stay in your home for 1 week or 1 year or forever is emotional especially when you think about how attached you are to that child.
It can be sad, happy, scary, nervous, challenging and lots of other “things” depending on the day and the child.
Our job is to make sure that baby is safe, nourished, held, kissed, bathed, fed and given lots and lots of love.
The attachment is very present but when the child finds his forever home whether it be with their bio mom/dad or an outside adoption we will know that our job was well done because we helped that child “attach” to a normal environment.
Attachment is everything to a child in foster care. If we don’t attach to these kids and show them what healthy attachment is then we have not done our job.