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International FAS Awareness Day -- 9.9.99 @ 9:09 Jodee Kulp, Parent Keynote Federal Courthouse Plaza, 12:30 pm -- Minneapolis, Minnesota Thank you for being part of International FAS Awareness Day 9 9 99. The Bells have rung out in Minnesota and are continuing their journey around the globe. We... Baby Tips From Aunty Carol
Lefty or Righty? Don't expect your baby to prefer one hand over the other anytime soon. At 12 months, most are still using both about equally, says Daniel Kessler, M.D. Even if your child favors one hand for eating or throwing, that preference can change during the second or even third year. And... The Genetics of Alcoholism
Research has shown conclusively that familial transmission of alcoholism risk is at least in part genetic and not just the result of family environment (1). The task of current science is to identify what a person inherits that increases vulnerability to alcoholism and how inherited factors... Mental Disorders
Mentally Disabled Introduction to Mental Retardation Best Buddies International Defining Mental Retardation What is FG Syndrome? What is Fragile X Syndrome? The History of Mental Retardation Mental Retardation in Children General Information on Severe Disabilities Parenting Children with...
On Adoptive Parenting: Blending Adoption and Biology
August 10, 2009, 2:06 pm
Years before I married or even thought of having children, I knew I wanted to adopt. It's a topic on which I've always felt strongly, but back then I had no idea just how much or how beautifully it would shape my life. The actual details that led my husband and I to adopt merely sealed the deal:... October 15: Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day
October 15, 2009, 5:26 pm
Today, October 15, is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day . As many adoptive parents come to their beautiful children after a struggle with infertility of some form, I felt this a fitting topic to discuss this evening.
As I've mentioned in past entries, infertility had nothing to do with... Information to Share with Your Child: Medical History
August 21, 2008, 8:44 am
Whether you're preparing the information for the future or getting it ready because your adult child has asked, getting your medical history information in line for your relinquished child is of vast importance. I cannot stress how important it is so let me just repeat: it is of vast importance....