Adoption/Foster Care, RAD (Reactive Attachment Disorder, Uncategorized

To the Dad in Walmart — a RAD story…

It’s been almost a year now since I met you, but our one-time, chance encounter has remained an embedded, powerful memory and I wanted you to know. I only stopped by to grab a few last-minute Christmas items.  The store was (over)crowded with loud music, flashing lights, and people on a mission – some miserable,… Read More To the Dad in Walmart — a RAD story…

Adoption/Foster Care, RAD (Reactive Attachment Disorder, Uncategorized

Story of a Radish…

Story of a Radish… Born of a single seed, the very first act of development upon bursting to life is to set down a root. This root establishes itself firmly into the ground and becomes the absolute lifeline by which the unborn radish begins its journey to maturity.  Everything it is, everything it receives, everything… Read More Story of a Radish…

RAD (Reactive Attachment Disorder, Uncategorized

10 Things Never to say to the Parent of a RADish

10 Things Never to say to the Parent of a RADish (and the heartfelt responses we’d like to give…) 1.  “You just let ME have her for a few days.” And do what? First, she won’t “act out” with you and even if she did, just what exactly do you think you would do that… Read More 10 Things Never to say to the Parent of a RADish