Girl, Born March 17, 2007
Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
This darling little girl is 5 years old now. She is walking and active, and is waiting for her “forever family”. She was born with FAS, and has many of the facial features common to this condition. Talia is actually diagnosed with FAS, so there must be documentation of consumption during pregnancy in the records.
If you are unfamiliar with FAS, please spend some time researching this condition. Just as with Down syndrome, FAS and FAE have a wide variation of effects on each child, both medically, physically, and cognitively. This is typically dependent on how long during the pregnancy the mother consumed alcohol, and of course, how much. There is no way to know this ahead of time.
Talia is living in the same orphanage as Janie is and they can be adopted together.