Adopted, fostered children more likely to have fetal alcohol-related problems

09/9/2013 | Reuters

Children placed in care settings such as orphanages, child care agencies and foster homes were more likely to have fetal alcohol syndrome and fetal alcohol spectrum disorder related to prenatal exposure to alcohol than the general population, a review in the journal Pediatrics showed. Among children in such settings, 6% had fetal alcohol syndrome and nearly 17% had fetal alcohol spectrum disorder.

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