Yes, yes, yes! I have a RAD child and it is horrible!!!! We adopted her when she was 12 and is now 17. She is a master manipulator, has said she is going to kill me (currently in psych unit for the threat), has hit people in the home and now CYS is telling us if we don't pick her up from the hospital, they are going to charge us w/abandonment. The psychiatrist, social worker, therapist, all agree it is not safe for her to return home as there are 8 other kids in the home and they are afraid she will do something to someone, especially me - Mom yet they tell us we are her parents and need to come and get her. Does anyone else out there have experience with this????? I truly fear for mine and my kids lives.
at 12:49 AM on Jan. 16, 2010