Number six in the Adoption Week Series exploring Attachment Disorder by way of Costume….
The shame of being in care is for some children unbearable. They can feel worthless and incompetent. Not seemingly to fit in with various Foster Carers, Adopters, Schools or Care Homes, they simply want to disappear.
I chose an uncomfortable fabric that matched the mannequin’s colouring in order to make her ‘Invisible’. Arms and legs are restricted, as the child feels incapable, suppressed and unable to escape their situation, in spite of the best efforts of Social Care, Foster Carers and Adopters.