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An attachment resource

One of my all time favorite adoption momma mentors recommended this short read (20 pages) accompanied by 2 DVDs: “Taming the Tiger While it’s a kitten”. You can read an online review here. This pamplet and DVDs offer a 3 month program breakdown in 3 phases. It’s geared for children and adoptees who have been through trauma who are at risk for RAD (Reactive Attachment Disorder). If you see me within the first 3 months of being home…I’ll likely have Isaac in a pouch and I’ll be singing, humming and talking in a high pitched momma voice—oh, wait…you WON’T see me—because we’ll be at home…”cocooning”. SO…if you want to see us—come to my blog;-). I will be sending my friends and family–as well as posting on our blog in the coming days our plan for the first few months. We truly appreciate all of our friends and family for supporting us during this transition time! And we covet all of your prayers!!! LOVE YOU ALL!

Hope you all have a great Tuesday…10 more days until we board that plane! Thank you Kitty for the time you have spent with us and for all the encouragement and words of wisdom you have given us as we begin this journey of parenting our Isaac…here are just a few of the kids in the Kelly family…how I LOVE all these precious kids!!! I can’t WAIT to meet your newest addition in just a few months!!!

Lara - June 14, 2010 - 11:11 pm

I am very interested to hear how your attachment goes and what that looks like. I think it is wise of you to let family and friends know what that will look like. I worry that when we adopt it will be very hard to explain to family why we aren’t going to be passing the baby around at first.

A friend of ours had an adopted daughter with RAD. She was a preteen when they adopted her after 7 years in the foster care system. Their situation was a nightmare, and I understand why it’s so important to help your child attach.

Elle J - June 15, 2010 - 2:16 am

Praying for you and will most definitely be reading daily (always) to keep up. Wishing you good health and rest before you leave very, very soon.

Jenny - June 15, 2010 - 8:08 am

i always worry it will be difficult for our friends to understand that we’re not just going to be coming to hang out and taking Jai out of the house all the time when we get home. and that they can’t just come over to see him… we’re going to work very hard and trying to get them to understand that before we come home… i’m so glad you posted what you learned so far. it’ll be a great resource to me!

april - June 15, 2010 - 1:06 pm

i think its great that your going to do that “cocooning” plan!

Kittye Kelley - June 23, 2010 - 3:49 pm

We are SO excited that you are leaving in only DAYS to bring Isaac home – YIPEE!!! – and that you found the attachment info helpful. Maybe we can cocoon together..guess that wouldn’t be cocooning though, would it? LOL So wonderful to be on this journey together as we bring little ones home. Give your family love from the Kelleys, and know we are praying for you!