On Reactive Attachment Disorder and Raising Julia

Have You Seen This?

Denalee Chapman January 03, 2015

Link:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2XL68iMY1bA

This mini documentary talks of loving an adopted child with Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD). Adopted from an orphanage in Novosibirsk, little Julia didn’t attach to her parents. This talks of their journey.

Author and adoptive mother of Julia, Tina Traster, writes extensively about her experience with Reactive Attachment Disorder on her website. In her words, “Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt make it look easy. They adopt kids from all corners of the world and the media broadcasts images of perfect Kodak moments. They’d have you believing families bond and blend instantaneously.” And then she goes on to say that isn’t always the case. She talks of the shame and confusion a parent feels when their child can’t accept their love.

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Denalee Chapman

Denalee is an adoptive mother, a motivational speaker, a writer, and a lover of life. She and her husband have adventured through the hills and valleys of life to find that the highest highs and the lowest lows are equally fulfilling. Book Denalee to speak to your group, or find Denalee's writings, including her books on her website at DenaleeChapman.com.


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