N. Ann Lamphere, MSW, CSW
Forty years ago I adopted a girl from India who came with an incredibly bad case of Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD). I have lived with her recurring trauma ever since. I have PTSD, but I haven’t let it rule my life. What I’ve done is turn my life around and become an advocate for every child whose first adoptive placement hasn’t worked out.
I have a Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Utah:
- 25 years in adoptions
- 9 years adoption agency director
- 3 years college instructor
- 2 adoption books written
The last 11 years I have been the main social worker for Wasatch International Adoptions’ Second Chance for Kids program. We work with families of RAD kids to legally find new homes for them. I have taught college and adoption courses.
Activities I enjoy outside of work are genealogy studies, reading biographies, researching on the internet and writing.
My first book was called “Adoption Adventures” and it’s available on Amazon. Here’s a link to it: https://www.amazon.com/Adoption-Adventure-Decisions-Adoptions-International-ebook/dp/B078ZMF35F/ref=sr_1_11?dchild=1&keywords=Lamphere&qid=1615072125&s=books&sr=1-11
My current book is “My Adoption Life.” Here’s a link to it: https://www.amazon.com/My-Adoption-Life-Reactive-Attachment-ebook/dp/B08VH3C144/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=my+adoption+life&qid=1615072429&sr=8-1
My new email address is: firstname.lastname@example.org. I’m using this email for everyone who wants information on adoptions or adoptive children with Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD) and/or other behaviors.