Response to My Blog About Resources

A previous client of mine responded to my blog post. Here’s what she said, “Great resources. There are so few out there. And finding local help was never going to happen. We had no idea what RAD was and it ended up breaking our family. People don’t understand. I hope and pray that you can work toward helping professionals and families find the right programs and resources.”

Here’s what I relied to her: “Thank you. I’m getting ready to retire and I’m feeling the urge to get families and professionals to understand that the RAD diagnosis is real and that some social workers and judges unknowingly cause the kids’ trauma. I think I’m going to need an “army of people” to convince the public and lawmakers that there needs to be changes to protect the kids from the protectors. I can’t do much for international adoptions, but I’m thinking of doing a course for adopting families to try and prepare them for what to expect.

My client replied, “If you need help designing the course at all, that’s what I do for a living. Write courses for people by working with a SME. I would love to help.”

Since I haven’t written a course in about 20 years, I definitely will work with her. Hopefully we can get this course completed in the next month.

I would love anyone’s input about your experiences with RAD and any odd behaviors your children had. My email is: All info will be confidential.

Please see the previous blog to review the available resources.

2 responses to “Response to My Blog About Resources”

  1. My experience is that RAD is lifelong with the adoptive family, but if they get a new family, it is often very cure-able. Our 27 yr old RAD daughter just cannot seem to accept our love. She has normal non-RAD relationships with her husband, children, and in-laws. She is just always going to dislike her own family.

    1. You’re preaching to the choir, but I do think we first need to get a required course for everyone adopting. It’s a start and one of the resources I haven’t mentioned is 2nd Chance. I was hoping to find 3, but no luck. When I feel comfortable, I will add it to the list.

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