When we become adoptive parents, we intellectually know that there are no guarantees. However, most of us find it hard to truly image that our child will turn out drastically different from our vision. We might be picturing a physically healthy child. Or an athletic child. Or a smart... My Top Ten Memories
I adopted my daughter more than four years ago at age six. She arrived as an undersized, scared, quiet, pale little girl. Very quickly, I realized that she was smart, athletic, curious, and had a great sense of humor. To that is now added a sense of confidence, a way with words, and an excitement... Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy: (Part II)
PART II THE STUDY It was hypothesized that Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy would have a positive effect on children with Reactive Attachment Disorder in several areas including: 1. Reduction in attachment disorder symptoms, 2. Increased capacity to use the parent, as a secure base for comfort... We Made It!
It seems so long ago, so many struggles ago, when Tyler came into our lives. We were attempting to adopt twin girls, but much to our dismay, the caseworker had decided that the girls were too physically impaired to be adopted. The worker called to tell us the bad news and then suggested we think...
Did Ted Bundy Have RAD?
June 23, 2013, 11:02 pm
It's a long story, but I just finished reading a book about Ted Bundy. The book I read,†The Stranger Beside Me, was written by Ann Rule, a former Seattle cop-turned-writer who just happened to work with Ted Bundy on a suicide hotline in the early 1970s. Ms. Rule had already started researching... Why Can't I Reap What I Sow?
April 5, 2013, 7:30 pm
It is SO frustrating to be my daughter's mom for nine, count 'em nine, years, and she STILL won't come to me with a problem. I know all the background about brains that didn't form vital connections, fight or flight, reactive attachment disorder, fetal alcohol impaired social skills and so forth.... When Talking to Friends Doesn't Help
May 12, 2013, 10:29 pm
Parents of Reactive Attachment Disorder kids are caught in a bind. On the one hand, few of us just happen to have within our circle of intimates close friends who are also parenting RAD kids. On the other hand, we need a lot of support from our friends exactly because we are parenting in such a...
Sibling Adoption and One Adoption Failing after Finalization
It wasn't until a summer afternoon in August 2008, four years after the adoption, that I found the courage to begin to write the "un-writable," a chronicle of my family's fall into, and... Adoptive Motherís Story
Hi, I am 38 years old, and because my husband and I couldn't have children, we adopted two beautiful children, siblings, 4 years ago. Our family was perfect ,so we thought.Our son at the time of... Healing My Daughter's Brain
My daughter had a plan to commit suicide this spring, and it was a wake-up call that I will never forget. For many years, we have felt that our daughter, whom we adopted from China at the age of 1...
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