Episode 49


Published on: 23rd August, 2022

Ericka Baxter is one of the lucky ones. But it wasn't always that way. Ericka and her husband have 5 children. They didn't expect to adopt but a phone call from her church changed all of that in an instant. Their church needed help finding a forever home for 2 siblings. Ericka and her husband knew that they were the ones meant to adopt these two children. And they did. One of the kids, the youngest, had RAD. And like other RAD families, Ericka and her family were thrust into the chaos of RAD. Trying to manage RAD behaviors, siblings, a job, severe panic attacks, and their marriage.

And then something else changed unexpectedly. Ericka attended the Navigating RAD conference in 2021 which turned out to be the catalyst for the start of their healing.

Thanks to learning about and accessing the right support and resources, her daughter and family healed from Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD). In less than a year!

Join us, as Ericka shares all the details about how they did it. And talk about good timing! The next NAVRAD conference is right around the corner from October 7-9, 2022. It could be the start of your healing too.

Resources mentioned in this episode:

NAVRAD Conference 2022


Sibling Support


Tracey's Parent Support Services


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RAD Talk with Tracey
Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD)
Raising a child or children with Reactive Attachment Disorder (“RAD”) is scary, exhausting, and life altering. Join Tracey Poffenroth Prato, an adoptive mom of two children with RAD, as she interviews other RAD parents and experts in the field including adoption. Listen to the very real and raw experiences of these families and access the best resources and support. If you’re a parent or adoptive parent raising a child or children with RAD, a friend or family member of someone who is, an expert or just curious about Reactive Attachment Disorder, this is the podcast for you.

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