All posts tagged: RAD

Social worker vent

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Heart Aches / Wrestling with Angels

I like my social worker. I really do. But I have to vent a little. Way back in beginning of this year, we discussed what the plan would be once my colleague returned from sabbatical and we moved forward with finding a match. We’d go to an adoption party in late April, and regardless of how that worked out, we were hoping to start transitioning a child into my life and home when I returned […]

RAD Reputation

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Adoption / Foster Care / Wrestling with Angels

Last week, as I got home from an evening meeting at church, I bumped into my next-door-neighbor, A (who happens to be my landlord’s ex-wife). He had told her about my adoption plans, and she was supportive. At first. Then the warnings, dire predictions, and scary stories began. Her son, J, was adopted at age 7 from foster care, and seemed to be a good, adjusted kid until he hit his teens. Then things went […]