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Ann and Kara Lamphere



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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Our Course Is Finished

Advertisements Our course on Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD) has finally been completed. This course has been designed for Professional Power People – you know police, physicians, teachers, social workers, case workers or anyone with power over parents of a child with RAD. I know it’s been a while since I’ve posted anything. Here’s the news […]

Letting Go!

Advertisements This is the last blog I’m doing that mentions my daughter without mentioning her name. For the last 37 years, I’ve been living the nightmare of a child with Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD). I’m sure there are readers out there who can identify with this statement. Any parent with an adult adopted child that […]

R.A.D. Behaviors and What Causes Them

Advertisements Any parent of a child with Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD) will tell you their behaviors are almost impossible to live with. Those parents can give anyone who will listen a litany of behaviors and/or problems their child has. Most of the time no one believes the parents because the child is such an “angel” […]


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