My daughter, Lydia, just finished up a series of video blogs about her sister, Natalie.  We adopted Natalie from a Russian orphanage when she was three, and since the age of thirteen, she has been battling major behavioral issues resulting from a formal diagnosis of Reactive Attachment Disorder.  If you, or someone you know, is dealing with Reactive Attachment Disorder on any level, these videos might help to shed light on this hauntingly dark disorder:

 

 

 

 

Reactive Attachment Disorder not only impacts the person who has the diagnosis, but everyone he/she touches on any level.  The best support friends and family members can offer is community.  Accept these families.  Listen to them.  Pray for them.  And above all else, love them without condition or judgment.  Each person is doing their best to not only survive the unwanted invasion of the turmoil, but to thrive through it.

May love conquer all!

~Melanie

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