Tag Archives: reactive attachment disorder

The Game Changer for My Attachment Disorder

Trauma=Smoke Alarm in Brain

Can you imagine waking up in the middle of the night to the sound of your smoke alarm? Panic, right? Hasten to turn it off, right? Hate the loud, disturbing sound, right? Adoptees and foster children live with a smoke alarm in their brains everyday, but no one knows it. Therefore, it doesn’t get turned off. It goes off the moment

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My Set-Up for Reactive Attachment Disorder

  Warm tears landed on my newborn body, like a spring rain. I wanted to feel them forever. To my once-orphaned delivery doctor, life was something to be celebrated, to shed happy tears over. I couldn’t wait to feel his tears again. What was it about those tears that soaked into my soul? Were they saturated with hope and comfort?

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Don’t Tell Anybody My Secret….I Was Adopted

“Was I a bad baby, Mom?” young Stephen asked after his parents told him about his adoption. “Was there something wrong with me?…Is that why they didn’t want me?…Was I a bad baby?” His parents, startled by Stephen’s poignant questions, gathered their composure and reassured their son that the “giving up” didn’t have anything to do with him. Yet when

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