Has anyone adopted a child with Fetal Alcohol effects or Syndrome?
Care to share some of the challenges you faced along the way to his or her adulthood?
I spent many years working with young adults with learning difficulties, from those with autism to Fragile X syndrome. Amongst them were several with FAS.
So, learning difficulties, social awkwardness, attention span deficit and yes, some aggressive tendencies were displayed. That's not to say all of these young people were incapable of achieving good things educationally. Some managed to work their way through intense personal challenges and gain academic qualifications - some were excellent artists and craftspeople.
Adolescence was a particularly tough time for most of these young people;some found it hard to cope with the hormonal change!! Of course everyone is unique so some will need extra support at certain crucial times whilst others mature in a relatively stable way.
by Spacey Gracey 8 years ago
I am doing some research on adoption as that is what I feel my future holds for us. I have found lots of information from an adoptive parents point of view, but not much from the grown-up adoped child.I am thinking about adopting an older child (or siblings) not a baby, so the child will have a...
by Mona Sabalones Gonzalez 4 years ago
Has anyone ever adopted an older pet? If so, how was your experiencedifferent from adopting a baby pet?
by Amanda Alexander 5 years ago
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by Deborah Brooks Langford 14 months ago
I just found out that I have MILD FATTY LIVER.. Need to know if anyone else has it and what to eat.Can anyone tell me What to eat and drink or what to stay away from if I have Mild Fatty Liver.. and what causes it?.. I know I must stay away from alcohol that it is very harmful. ...
by Ciel Clark 3 years ago
Has anyone else had adverse effects using "Truvia" ?Plain stevia powder is great, but my dad tried Truvia and had heart palpitations among other things that lasted four days after he stopped using-- anyone else? (Why did they mess with a good natural product?!)
by colp 7 years ago
I was always aware from a very early age that I had been adopted at only 7 days old and it was arranged before I was born. This may fly in the face of what everyone says but I always wished I NEVER knew, that I'd never been told... I grew up feeling different from everybody else and my...
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