Maternal secure-base scripts and children's attachment security in an adopted sample.

@article{Verissimo2006MaternalSS,
  title={Maternal secure-base scripts and children's attachment security in an adopted sample.},
  author={Manuela Verissimo and Fernanda Salvaterra},
  journal={Attachment & human development},
  year={2006},
  volume={8 3},
  pages={261-73}
}
Studies of families with adopted children are of special interest to attachment theorists because they afford opportunities to probe assumptions of attachment theory with regard to the developmental timing of interactions necessary to form primary attachments and also with regard to effects of shared genes on child attachment quality. In Bowlby's model, attachment-relevant behaviors and interactions are observable from the moment of birth, but for adoptive families, these interactions cannot… CONTINUE READING