Attachment Issues and Infant Adoption

By Kathy Petefish, LMSW, LCPC, BCBA, LBA

I’ve heard of Reactive Attachment Disorder. We’re just lucky that we adopted our son when he was only 2 months old. Our caseworker and pediatrician both said we shouldn’t have any issues with that, thank goodness!

How often have I heard those frustrating and sad words in the last 15 years that I have worked with children? At least a hundred, since working with children with Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD) has been in my wheelhouse…