Babies in orphanage settings or babies that have been exposed to trauma or neglect can be exposed to high levels of stress hormones that have a dramatic, devastating and long lasting effect on the physical body and mental health. Separation, isolation and a lack of connection can limit a babies potential for life and expose him/her to long term health issues.
Babies are born ready to connect and interact socially. If this does not happen, babies brains do not develop to their full potential. Brains become wired for fear and anxiety and not love. The younger the child’s exposure to stress, the more profound the effect on the brain.