fetal alcohol spectrum disorders

A reclining white woman wearing thick black rimmed glasses looks at a white baby wrapped in a blanket in her arms.

For children exposed to alcohol before birth, services are in short supply

BY: - October 23, 2023

When Sara Lawton first brought her baby boy home from the hospital, she wasn’t sure if the endless crying was “normal baby behavior” or an indication of prenatal exposure to alcohol.  Unlike most first-time mothers, Lawton didn’t have months to prepare. Three days after her husband’s relative gave birth, Child Protective Services asked the Lawtons […]