Adoptive Families Blog

Separating Facts from Fears About Babies with Prenatal Drug Exposure

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on December 7, 2015

When a family decides to raise a child through adoption or foster care, there are immediate questions and concerns about the worst-case scenarios that stem from media highlights and long-standing stereotypes about the children and birth parents involved. While there is truth behind some of the fears, it’s vitally important to research the truth, the reality of what to expect, and not base openness to a child on hearsay or fear. One topic of concern adoptive or foster parents share is often regarding drug exposure during pregnancy.

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Topics: Drugs, Domestic Adoption, adopt a baby, prenatal drug exposure, drug-exposed baby