Non-Traditional Adoptive Parents – Section 1

Years ago, I watched a PBS program about new books and the authors. I can still remember that day so vividly. The weather was cloudy and I was bored with the basketball games running on the regular TV stations. It was a Saturday in the middle of January. The author of the book They CameContinue reading “Non-Traditional Adoptive Parents – Section 1”

What Is R.A.D.?

Some of my followers wanted to know what RAD really was and why I’ve spent so much time writing about it. I decided to do a blog and answer their questions. Even though RAD has become the common description of the multiple behaviors damaged children have, a better way to describe it as Developmental TraumaContinue reading “What Is R.A.D.?”

Are You an Angry Parent of a RAD Child?

I know I am! How about you, my readers? What is really causing your anger? Is it your child or is it the fact that when you ask for help the power-people tell you “You just need to LOVE them more?” When I hear that statement, I always wonder if these nincompoops have ever hadContinue reading “Are You an Angry Parent of a RAD Child?”

CAN YOU GET PTSD FROM YOUR ADOPTED CHILDREN?

Isn’t that a dumb question? Has it happened to you? Cause it’s happened to me. I can honestly say no one would ever diagnose me with PTSD and that is a problem. Why do I think this? For one thing my best friend of over 35 years was a Licensed Clinical Social Worker at theContinue reading “CAN YOU GET PTSD FROM YOUR ADOPTED CHILDREN?”

My Published Book and the Responses to It.

The book “My Adoption Life” is not flourishing right now.  I really didn’t expect it to. You could say there were things that I needed to do before publishing it. Well, there were, but I’m always a step ahead of where I should be. I should have had people lined up to review the manuscriptContinue reading “My Published Book and the Responses to It.”

Evolution of Christmas Traditions in My Life

For first time visitors to this blog, my name is Ann Lamphere, this is my story. I’m the adoptive parent of Kara Kay Lamphere Sansing.  I’m also an adoption social worker and have been the director of an adoption agency. Christmas Break Today, I’m taking a break from My Adoption Story.  It is 6 days untilContinue reading “Evolution of Christmas Traditions in My Life”

My Foster Care Kids

This picture of a crying child reminds me of all the children languishing in the foster care systems of the United States. All they want is love and security. I finished taking all the classes the State of Utah required. I learned all about the issues these kids supposedly have. I don’t recall if thereContinue reading “My Foster Care Kids”

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