Monthly Archives: June 2014

working on non-profit status

We have been mostly quiet here at Why Not Fathers.  Rest assured things have been busy.

Currently we are working on incorporating Why Not Fathers as a non-profit.  We are hoping that this will open up opportunities for speaking and further engagement.

Potential speaking engagements include the following topics:
fatherhood
adoption – both as a parent and as a child
autism
reactive attachment disorder
autoimmune disorders – Lupus.
advocacy
stay at home dad
using social media to connect with others who are experiencing similar events
disability and you
taking care of your own mental health
working with the school to achieve a middle ground

I am sure that there are other topics that aren’t mentioned here, so please don’t take this list to be all inclusive

 

Lost and Tired – Confessions: I feel like everything is falling apart around me

A post from a fellow parent about their struggles with RAD. This link will take you to a new page. Lost and Tired – Confessions: I feel like everything is falling apart around me. Tweet #fighting4answrs Continue Reading

The Elusive, Manipulative Adopted Child – Tina Traster – The Atlantic

I link to this article because I think that it is worth reading.  It might help my readers understand that we aren’t alone in dealing with the behaviors brought on by Reactive Attachment Disorder. We need to start a conversation on a National, and International level about this.  In my opinion, there will be more… Continue Reading

Medicaid resolved

Just received notification that our Medicaid case for David has been resolved. That is a load off my mind.  Long story short, because we worked with our case manager to find placement, and got denials from 5 in-state facilities before we placed David in another state, he is still covered by our state Medicaid. What… Continue Reading

filing an appeal with medicaid.

While the state is actively reviewing David’s case, we are going to file an appeal. Not sure what will happen, but this way, no one can say we didn’t exhaust all measures.   It seems strange to me to have to appeal something that he was ordered by the court to have until he is 18. … Continue Reading

Medicaid, still no resolution

Well, it has been a week since we learned that David’s Medicaid would be closed and that we would have to reapply in the state where the PRTF level facility he resides is located.   Still no resolution.  But we have a variety of people from the state working on it, and I am creating a… Continue Reading


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