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My Adoption Life

N. Ann Lamphere, MSW, CSW

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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:

My current book is “My Adoption Life.” Here’s a link to it:

My new email address is: I’m using this email for everyone who wants information on adoptions or adoptive children with Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD) and/or other behaviors.


Published by annla1441

Adoption Social Worker. Lived in Utah

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