I was a nanny in college to the 3 most amazing children on the planet with such wonderful parents. All three of them are adopted, and two have special needs. Ashley is the oldest and shortly after her adoption, she was diagnosed with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS). Her birth mother drank daily all throughout her pregnancy. This has caused many many challenges in raising Ashley.
What is upsetting about FAS is that is is the #1 leading cause of mental retardation among children and the ONLY one that is 100% preventable. In order to put a stop to FAS there needs to be more awareness! The lack of awareness comes from the fact that many children go undiagnosed unless adopted.
Ashley's mom has written a book Forfeiting All Sanity, raising a child with FAS chronicling the challenges of raising a child with FAS.
Our goal is to get this book out in the world to spread awareness of FAS.
We are taking pre-orders for the book. They are $11.87 including tax. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like one for yourself, your work, your school, anyone!
and just to pull at your heart strings.....
me and ash at my college graduation 2007