This afternoon, SS attempted to blow bubbles for the first time. She had been perfectly content allowing us to do the blowing for her. She had a grand time, until the stupid mosquitoes forced us indoors.
We want to clarify a previous post. We DID NOT write that we suspect that SS has RAD (Reactive Attachment Disorder). It would be irresponsible on our part to write that, given that she has not been evaluated or diagnosed. We are not qualified to make such a diagnosis, and even if we were, we would have had her evaluated by a specialist. As stated, we noticed concerning behavior, and we are taking preventive measures. We have not provided more details, because at this time, that is all we are willing to share.
The whole point of mentioning that K called Michelle, was to illustrate the intricacies of International Adoption. Anyone who knows our background is aware that we have a wealth of professionals in the child abuse and neglect and mental health fields at our disposal. Auntie C would be the first person we would call if we needed help with a foster child. We only mentioned K's professional background to make a point. No matter how many children she has worked with, no matter what she studied and experienced, she does not know sh*t about post institutionalized children from China. Only those who have been there or have prepared to be there would understand.
If after we try the attachment CD we feel that other help is needed, we will high tail it to the International Adoption Clinic in the Bay Area.
Ali, thanks for the encouraging comment. We have followed you and M since Gotcha Day, and we have learned a lot from you. Your honesty humbled us, and is the reason why we decided to talk about our concerns. Not everything is puppy dogs, roses and adoption K00l Aid. Just paying it forward. :)
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