Adopting a Substance Exposed Child

  Substance abuse amongst pregnant women is more prevalent than one may believe. About 1 in 5 women will use an illicit drug or substance during pregnancy. Detecting the effects of substance abuse on an infant or child may be difficult because oftentimes the symptoms presented are subtle and similar to that of other illnesses.… Continue reading Adopting a Substance Exposed Child

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Adopting a Substance-Exposed Child

Prenatal exposures to drugs, alcohol, and other substances can be encountered in all types of adoption: infant or older child; domestic or international; public, private, or independent. As you approach adoption, there are several steps you can take to learn more about these exposures, and separate fact from myth. Originally, it was believed that younger… Continue reading Adopting a Substance-Exposed Child