A Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD) diagnosis often times can give children in foster care a scary and misunderstood label. Often, adoptive parents aren't particularly sure what RAD is or exactly what it looks like. While it may not be the right choice for some families, adoptive parents should be aware of the realities and implications of RAD before making a decision. Read Danielle Helzer's blog below, originally published in the Huffington Post, for a glimpse of her experience parenting her children adopted through foster care with a RAD diagnosis.
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