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  • Prenatal Exposure to Alcohol or Drugs

    Prenatal alcohol and drug exposureAdoptive parents are sometimes faced with the decision of whether to adopt a child that has been exposed during pregnancy to alcohol, methamphetamines, marijuana, heroin,  crack, oxycodone, prescription drugs, or other drugs. Alcohol and drugs can cause brain damage in a developing fetus, and adoptive parents need to understand the potential impacts of prenatal exposure to these substances.

    Creating a Family has many resources on the effects of prenatal exposure and parenting children that have been exposed to alcohol and drugs in utero. We have interviewed many of the top experts in this field on our weekly radio show and they are available for you to  listen on your phone, tablet, iPod, or computer.  A few of our resources that we think you will find particularly helpful are:

    Many more Creating a Family radio interviews with experts, videos, blogs, fact sheets, and Q and A’s with Experts on fetal alcohol syndrome and prenatal drug exposure can be found at the icons below.

    Sources: Creating a Family radio shows below
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    Creating a Family Radio Shows on Prenatal Exposure

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    Creating a Family Blogs on Prenatal Exposure

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    Creating a Family Factsheets, Tips on Prenatal Exposure

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    Creating a Family Videos on Prenatal Exposure

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    Q and A's with Experts on Prenatal Exposure

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