RAD can happen when an infant or young child misses out on bonding with a mother figure.
Maybe the child has been orphaned and there is no primary caregiver to show love to them. This happens frequently in foreign orphanages, where there isn’t enough staff to care for all the babies and small children.
Maybe a birth mother did not meet the physical needs of a child. Things like diaper changes and regular feedings.
Maybe the birth mother was not happy with the baby and refused to love and connect with the child.
Maybe the birth mother was mean and distant, or abusive physically.
Lilly Angel had two abusive parents, and endured horrors that no child should ever have to go through. She has Reactive Attachment Disorder and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. (Is it any wonder?)
I am not an expert on RAD, but I have lived with a child diagnosed with this, and have seen the devastation a lack of care and bonding causes. I plan to have other things about Reactive Attachment Disorder on this site from time to time, so stay tuned. Check out my Resource tab at the top for helpful resources. -Nealie