Category Archives: Mental Health – Child

Mental health articles relating to a condition your child might have can be found here.

finding your true path

i am adopted, and had a number of step dads while I was a kid.  Looking back I can see the hallmark indicators of reactive attachment disorder (RAD) in myself.  Not as bad as our David, but still there.  I am the way I am today because of two reasons. A probation officer gave me… Continue Reading

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… Continue Reading

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

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

Medicaid, Medicaid, Medicaid, you frustrate me so….

David is adopted.  He was a special needs adoption.  Not because of all of the mental health concerns, but because of his race. As part of the adoption, he was court ordered to have access to Medicaid. It seems like every time we turn around, we are fighting for David.  For things that David needs. … Continue Reading

ah… David, David, David….

David is a pretty smart kid.  At least when he wants to be. Let me give you an example. Attachment. Now the average person wouldn’t use that word in their everyday language.  David heard the term once, and immediately it became part of his lexicon.  He used it regularly during the conversation. He doesn’t know… Continue Reading