The Invisible Children and Families of FASD part 1
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That moment in time when the reality of the truth hits can be very devastating for any parent...
It is not only foster and adoptive parents who face the moment of diagnosis as a devastation point in life--but, also many biological parents who come to understand the implications that drinking has caused a lifetime of struggles for an innocent person.
One of the very difficult issues people suffering alcohol dependency or addiction face is denial and be it biological, foster or adoptive parent denial of alcohol can be one of the greatest warriors in finding treatment.
We just want to believe with all of our hearts that Our child will be spared from some of the realities prenatal alcohol exposure cost their lives. It's raw and hard to be the parent of a child you love so much and then learn about what has happened to that child and their whole future. It breaks my heart... and in the morning I am still the mother who has to wake up and believe that anything is possible.
I cried for three months when I finally accepted the realities for my daughter and her future. The best that we can do is the best we can do... and it comes with understanding the invisible damage that can be done to an unborn baby pickled in booze...
- APN Resources FASD
- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
- Fasaholics Anonymous!