Working with Kids in Foster Care Has Taught Me Everything About the Nature of Love

Elaine Gilmartin
3 min readAug 21, 2022

by Elaine Gilmartin

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At the adoption agency I work for, we have a program called RAD. You may think, oh yes, reactive attachment disorder. We say nay. Our philosophy is that nothing is wrong with the kids. They’re not the ones with the disorders. It’s the parents, it’s a system where mental health and substance abuse are not…

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Elaine Gilmartin

A therapist by profession, a runner by passion, a writer by necessity.