Who Provides For, Owns and Stewards an Adopted RAD Child? Part One:

 Who Provides?


 Hello there. My name is Laurie and my intention for this blog is to encourage all the families out there who are facing the effects of RAD symptoms in their foster and adopted children. RAD is Reactive Attachment Disorder. The child who has RAD is unable to bond to anyone because they don’t want to be hurt. I have written numerous previous posts on this subject. Please go back and check them out.

My last two posts were written as a two part series titled “Adoption, RAD and Special Needs.” Please take a couple minuets and read through them both. They have some very helpful information for those of you who are in search of resources and encouragement for both you and your special needs child.

This post is the beginning of a three part series titled “Who Provides for, Owns and Stewards an Adopted RAD Child?” Today’s specific topic is on provision.


Provision Scriptures: (NIV)

  • Luke 12:24 – “Consider the ravens: They do not sow or reap, they have no storeroom or barn; yet God feeds them. And how much more valuable you are than birds!
  • Gen. 22:14 – “So Abraham called that place The Lord Will Provide. And to this day it is said, “On the mountain of the Lord it will be provided.” (God required Abraham to sacrifice Isaac on an alter and then provided a lamb instead)
  • Phil. 4:19 – And my God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus.

My Point:

My husband and I are going through a season of re-evaluating who really provides for us. We’ve known it is the Lord but we are learning a whole new level of understanding on this topic. It has been very enlightening.

It is NOT my husband and I who provide for us. We have surrender to the understanding of a much bigger vision – rendering us provided for -much like the birds in Luke 12:24. They don’t have to toil to be provided for. God calls us more valuable than birds – therefore God provides all things for us also.

In the Garden of Eden God “caused” the plants and animals to bear after their own kind. God just spoke this into existence. God was Adam and Eve’s provider and God caused the plants to bear everything they needed to live their lives.

Adam and Eve had the job of taking care of the garden. Their work was not hard because they were aligned with God and His purpose. Then Adam and Eve fell and Adam’s curse for his sin was toiling and hard work for any provision.

When Jesus died – He paid the price for all things to be redeemed and put back into order. He broke off the cursing of Adam’s specific sin which resulted toiling. If we accept Jesus into our heart and the ruler of our lives – then the curse is broken off us too.

We do have the responsibility of working just as Adam and Eve did when they tended the garden. The difference is the lack of toiling and stress. Jesus paid for Adam’s curse and we (as God’s children) are not under the curse any more. When God is sovereign as provider – things revert back to God’s original order of provision without toil. The responsibility of provision is put on God alone.



This is God’s plan of provision when we look to him to produce and provide what we need. We as humans have the most valued position of anything on the earth. Luke 12:24 says so. God is our provider and that doesn’t exclude providing for what our RAD children need. And they need a great deal.

If you have found this post then I am assuming you are looking for answers to the difficulties of RAD. Believe me when I say I understand. We have two RAD adopted children. The effects of RAD are overwhelming – especially in severe cases.

My husband and I are now looking to God to provide the answers we need to get through the wall of RAD. God knows what it will take to heal our children’s hearts and get them on the right path. God will provide for us, just as he will for you!



       This concludes part one of this three part series of posts. I will continue to discuss ownership and stewardship in my next two posts. Then I will give my final conclusion by weaving all three posts together.

Please leave a comment in the comment box below. I would love to be of help to you as you look for answers for you and your adopted RAD child. Until next time…


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