Mine and my wife's journey is much like yours. We adopted three children (siblings) out of the state foster care system. That was over five years ago. While the younger to children (now 10 and 12) have assimilated quite well, my oldest son (15 today) has progessively gotten worse. Diagnosed with Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD), adhd, bipolar, and odd, he recently came out of a six month stay in a residential treatment facility. Within 24 hours he had struck my wife. He was scheduled to start a day program that combined school with therapy, because of his violent episode with his mother the day program could not take him and suggesteed more impatient therapy. Anticipating his actions like clockwork; I engaged the childlocks on the doors in the back seat. While going down the interstate at 5pm on a monday my son became even more enraged when he found out the doors would not open. He grabbed the steering wheel while my wife was driving. The car in the next lane over slammed on their brakes; my wife over corrected and our suv almost turned over. we finally made it over to the shoulder and called 911. The police have taken him to a temporary facility while we iron out something more long term. This is his 4th impatient therapy session in five years, i have found a place that is a lot less forgiving than the touchy feely situation he just came out of. While talking with the intake cordinator he suggested that my son may have a conduct disorder, and they would review that as a possible diagnosis. This place focuses on self esteem, but also makes the consequences for bad behavior very clear. I know that there is no magic pill that he can take, but we just want him to be functional. We are tired of the violence, lying, stealing, trying to play the sympathy card because he was a foster child. We are at the point where we are afraid that if we do not do something drastic his next step will be jail. Does this sound right? We know that traditional therapy has failed. After 6 months at the previous facility he is worse than when he was admitted.