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My Journey With Attachment Disorder
My son's recovery from severe abuse and the horrors of Attachment Disorder
This is a record of our journey toward healing for our adopted son. He is a victim of severe neglect and abuse from birth to age three. He came to us, at that time, as a foster child. A year later, we adopted him. We knew he had serious problems, but we had no idea the cause or the cure. We only knew that, if we did not adopt him, he would spend his life "in the system" and end up as a criminal. Later, when we did learn the source of his problem behavior, we shuddered at what we were told. Many of these children go untreated and become the Ted Bundys and the Jeffery Dahmers of the world—literally. We had no idea we were rescuing him from such a horrible destiny. We only knew we loved him. My mission is to tell the world about this terrible disorder that affects so many foster and adopted children. This journal is a record of our struggles to find the solution to his behavior problems, our many failures before finding the name of the disorder, and our journey of healing. These entries will be, in large part, reports I have written for each therapy session so that the therapist will know how our week has been. Our wonderful hero/therapist is Dr. Susan B. Corbin. For more information on Attachment Disorder please visit http://www.ATTACh.org|
#28. 5/11 Update--Wonderful Report!
ID #723616 entered on May 7, 2011 at 5:00pm
#27. Special 2-Hour Therapy Session
ID #617309 entered on March 16, 2011 at 9:40am
#26. Finally back to my journal!
ID #616653 entered on November 4, 2008 at 4:47pm
#25. Oh, yeah! We are really moving forward!
ID #591180 entered on June 15, 2008 at 8:14pm
#24. Two Great Weeks
ID #590423 entered on June 11, 2008 at 10:36pm
#23. Too Good To Be True?
ID #590422 entered on June 11, 2008 at 10:35pm
#22. Progress Feels Good!
ID #590421 entered on June 11, 2008 at 10:34pm
#21. Post-Hospital--Psychiatric That Is
ID #590420 entered on June 11, 2008 at 10:32pm
#20. Battle Fatigue
ID #590418 entered on June 11, 2008 at 10:30pm
#19. Optomist or Pessimist ?
ID #590417 entered on June 11, 2008 at 10:29pm
#18. April's Fool
ID #590415 entered on June 11, 2008 at 10:28pm
#17. Productive Weekend
ID #590414 entered on June 11, 2008 at 10:27pm
#16. Good Therapy
ID #590412 entered on June 11, 2008 at 10:26pm
#15. Mom's Way
ID #590360 entered on June 11, 2008 at 5:26pm
#14. Mom's Way
ID #590359 entered on June 11, 2008 at 5:26pm
ID #590358 entered on June 11, 2008 at 5:25pm
#12. Therapy Session
ID #590357 entered on June 11, 2008 at 5:23pm
#11. Therapy Session
ID #590356 entered on June 11, 2008 at 5:23pm
#10. A Learning Weekend
ID #590355 entered on June 11, 2008 at 5:21pm
#9. A Little Rain
ID #590354 entered on June 11, 2008 at 5:19pm
#8. A Learning Weekend
ID #589888 entered on June 9, 2008 at 2:54pm
#7. General Update
ID #589885 entered on June 9, 2008 at 2:51pm
#6. Progress at Home
ID #589884 entered on June 9, 2008 at 2:50pm
#5. A Learning Week
ID #589883 entered on June 9, 2008 at 2:48pm
#4. Learning Experiences
ID #589881 entered on June 9, 2008 at 2:47pm