In the adoption world, one often hears about the importance of attachment and attachment-focused therapy. From a literature perspective, there are dozens of non-fiction resources that explain what is attachment, describe techniques for attachment therapy, and highlight specific attachment-focused counselors. However, very few books exist that tell a personal experience of attachment disorders in adopted children and discuss the attachment-focused therapy, or lack thereof, that occurred.
“The Girl Behind the Door” is a tragic and emotional account of author John Brooks as his 17 year-old daughter, who was adopted internationally, decided to end her life. This book shares Brooks’s experience as he searches for the answers surrounding his daughter’s suicide and how he ultimately learns about the common ‘attachment disorder’ in orphaned and internationally adopted children. “The Girl Behind the Door” discusses how attachment disorder affected a young girl’s life and, ultimately, her death.
Stay tuned for a book review of “The Girl Behind the Door“!