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N. ANN LAMPHERE, MSW

My Adventures in Adoption and Social Work.

Hello I’m Ann and I want to share the adventures I have witnessed and went through during my time as an Adoption Social Worker and as the first single adoptive parent in Utah.

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Control Issues in Children with R.A.D.

When thinking about the needs of children diagnosed with Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD), several things came to my mind. Almost all children with RAD have a need to control some part of their lives. Even as infants, children learn how to control their parents. They cry for food or when discomfortable with a wet diaper.Continue reading “Control Issues in Children with R.A.D.”

Adoption Challenge!

I challenge anyone reading this post to consider adopting an older child with Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD) behaviors and issues. You just may save a life and enhance your own. Here’s a link to request information on adoption. radteenadopting@wiaa.org. ADOPTION is a wonderful way to change your lives.  Oh yes, I’ve heard it all. AdoptionsContinue reading “Adoption Challenge!”

Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD) – A Misunderstood Diagnosis

Are you an adoptive parent of a child with Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD)? If not, do you know a family that has one? You just might, but not be aware of what the parents are living through. Why is it so hard to believe an adoptive family is having difficulties with their adopted child? OneContinue reading “Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD) – A Misunderstood Diagnosis”

Older R.A.D. Adoptions vs an Ugly Word

Older RAD adoptions vs an ugly word (re-homing) There are few things that can set me off, but the illegal practice of placing a child with Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD) in a stranger’s home without legal protections in place for the child, is a major one. Even the term that is used for this practice,Continue reading “Older R.A.D. Adoptions vs an Ugly Word”

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