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Ratings Reality: Adoption as Entertainment
This just in: The television landscape is littered with garbage. It exists to sell you stuff. Oh, and it's also not very good for your family. Sorry. During a recent sweeps-rating month 48 Hours ran an hour-long story called "The Perfect Child." It sent shock waves through the...
It's a RAD RAD World - Reactive Attachment Disorder Chat Summary
Our first special chat on Reactive Attachment Disorder was a wonderful opportunity for parents, counselors, and others interested in this disorder to share family interactions, books they have found useful, and some of their own creative parenting techniques. The summary that follows outlines chat... Adopted Kids I Know
Intellectually, we know that kids come in all "flavors," including varying abilities, disorders, strengths, issues, etc. However, it's good to be reminded of the specifics of that. Below, I've written a brief description of several older adopted children I know. I've changed one or two... Things I Did Right
Hannah, age nine, has been home three years. Here are things I've done right in the time she's been my daughter. Several of them were things I never thought about before I became an adoptive parent. 1. Reading. Within a few days of Hannah's arrival home at age six, I began reading...
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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... It Helps to Have a Brilliant Therapist
March 18, 2013, 11:01 pm
My daughter spent an entire week in the bathroom (except for school and church) rather than shifting. She actually wrote essays about how she liked being in the bathroom because she didn't have to do any chores, or deal with her annoying brothers. Saddest of all, she said she was glad to be in...
"Attachment Disorder" in the Adoption Forums
April 24, 2013, 8:48 am
I am sure that I will get a lot of slack for this post but I am looking for guidance if at all possible.
We adopted my daughter from the foster care system 5 years ago with extremely minimal knowledge of her background. We were undereducated and not prepared for all of her issues that she would...
We have had success
May 29, 2013, 10:01 pm
Our boys came home in Aug and both were diagnosed with attachment disorder (the older one was diagnosed with moderate to severe). Our therapist did not diagnose him with RAD because she wanted to see how he would respond to treatment before giving him that label. We saw the "crazy" lying, constant...
March 29, 2013, 12:40 pm
[QUOTE=Lorraine123]Look into attachment therapy. She should never talk to a therapist without you. These are all signs of attachment disorder and at her young age, it can be overcome.[/QUOTE]
I agree that she needs attachment therapy ASAP. I don't think that "writing her story" stuff is...
May 19, 2013, 1:35 pm
Just curious how many of our adopted kiddos have been diagnosed with some form of attachment disorder . Both of mine have .
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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... 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...
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Attachment disorder - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Attachment disorder is a broad term intended to describe disorders of mood, behavior, and social relationships arising from a failure to form normal attachments to primary care giving figures in early childhood, resulting in problematic social expectations and behaviors. Such a failure would ...
Reactive Attachment Disorder - Diseases & Conditions ...
Reactive Attachment Disorder. Attachment disorders are the psychological result of negative experiences with caregivers, usually since infancy, that disrupt the exclusive and unique relationship between children and their primary caregiver(s).
Attachment Disorder, Attachment Therapy - What is Attachment ...
Evergreen Consultants' goal is to provide high quality, expert treatment for the healing of relationship attachment wounds and attachment issues in adults. Attachment disorder is not a life sentence.