Category Archives: Families of children

Families of individuals (infants, toddlers, preschoolers, tweens, teens, young adults, adults) living with the complex issues of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) share the wisdom they have gained walking this very difficult path

About our Family: Our family is complicated. I am a single parent raising 5 children, two children are biologically mine, and three children are kinship.  I am raising my brother’s 3 children—two arrived in 2014 and another came in 2016. And my mother is 70, has a brain injury and moved in with us in […]

ABOUT OUR FAMILY: Aloha! We have 4 children – one biological and three adopted. We added a member to our family in December when Briar received her FASD service dog, Pineapple! STRENGTHS: We love to play, travel and explore new places together. We enjoy spending time laughing together and creating new memories as a family. […]

About Our Family: Here is a glimpse in a minute of our day — This just happened. I walk out of the room for a few minutes, literally like 3 minutes, I walk back in to find Mauda~kae seizing and not breathing. After several heart stopping seconds for me, I get her back and have […]

About our family My husband Doug and I had two children together before becoming foster parents. Through that journey we were blessed to be able to adopt three of our former foster children. Our family also includes 3 dogs, along with our oldest son’s girlfriend and her two dogs! Together we have the diagnoses of […]

ABOUT OUR FAMILY Jeff and Tara… and two dogs, two cats and a turtle. Young, naïve foster parents turned super advocates! After years of working on the front lines, we became foster parents to a teen. It was the hardest job we ever did and it changed our lives forever (and for the better!) Nowadays, […]

 ABOUT MY FAMILY Hi, I’m Chancer and I became the first service dog placed with a child living with FASD. The organization that trained me is called 4 Paws for Ability and they have placed many more FASD service dogs around the world for children living with the challenges of FASD. My boy, Iyal, is now […]

ABOUT OUR FAMILY I (Yvonne) adopted my daughter (Nicole), as a single mom, when she was eight-years-old. My mom (Christine) moved in with us when she retired to support my daughter and me. We share our lives with two dogs, two cats, and two fish. Our journey has been one filled with a lot of […]

Furry and 30 Real Families with Real Lives stepped out to share their stories so that people can understand the realities of living with prenatal alcohol exposure. We want to thank our running families consisting of children with FASD who we call the LITTLES and adults with FASD who have become our trail guides. We […]

ABOUT OUR FAMILY The Stanley family is a unique blend of kiddos. Our youngest being adopted with FASD. FAMILY STRENGTH We have done our research and truly try to understand what is FASD related and what is not. FAMILY CHALLENGE It’s not always easy to tell the difference, but it does help calm a situation […]

ABOUT OUR FAMILY Our family is your basic average family with the exception that we all are in this crazy world of FASD. Nicole is 14 and came to us at 5 months old and diagnosed when she was 18 months old with FASD. At that point we all started down the road of trying […]

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