Reactive attachment disorder blog entries

Dear Adoption Agency

Letter #1: I read this thread (several times).  I feel that I have to chime in, as I find myself in a position I never thought I would find myself in. I have no help, no one to turn to, only a few close friends to hear me out. It has been a downhill roller coaster ride for awhile now.

Please read before signing the petion for post-adoptive support for adoptees with RAD

The other day an AP pointed out a comment made on an adoption forum.  The comment written by Kevin Kruetner,  active adoption forum participant and AP, urged other APs to sign a rather sloppy petition to the President asking for post-adoption support for adoptees with Reactive Attachment Disorder.  His rationale to support the proposal revolved around his own experience seeing other APs with adopted children "suffering with this disorder".  As if that limited exposure to troubled ad

Withdrawal in a relationship

For those of us who feel as though we're addicted to (or can't control) bad patterns and behaviors in our lives, the term 'withdrawal' carries a dread that goes well beyond the physical discomforts that go with ending an addiction.

trying to get psychological treatment for children in foster care

past few weeks on other posts many people well Kerry and Bizzi had written about their experiences with mental heath treatment.

Life for my son, now 17 has pretty much been the same.

I current have dx him myself as "locked in a room by his birth mom for 7 years and then placed in foster care and then treated like crap at public schools syndrome" 

I call it for short "the system sucks disorder"  SSD

RAD blogs

The internet is littered with RAD blogs… sometimes I read them for sick twisted not fun , not interested, more of fascination of see how parent after parent is trapped into the RAD cult, without knowing. Sadly also is how often children end up in out of home care anyway. Where help never comes any way (more like the treatment Bizzi writes about) Here is one I recently ran across.   I could provide a very long list if you gu

how a parent becomes part of the RAD cult

recently I've been pissed off about a story of adoption disruption out of Oklahoma for a number of reasons I really won't go into

but mostly I am just sick of how messed up the government is;

Odds are when a family is having trouble with a child in their home in the USA they will be told to go to RAD cult therapy; known by other things; but the RAD cult therapy kind of sums up our life experience with the crap (being held down on air mats for hours to cry about what ever sick reason we had for wanting to adopt a child anyway)

Controlling our own boundaries

A silent plague of fear, dread, stress and abusive behavior is born from child-abuse, and I strongly believe it's very foolish to think these problems exist only in "First-Families"!   Abuse is a family-tradition passed from generation to generation, infiltrating and infecting the life-stories of far too many to count.  For the abused-adoptee this is a double-whammy, because those are family traditions that did not have to be passed to a child of pure innocence.  No one has yet dared to count the numbers of adoptees abused by adoptive family

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