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November 2000Vol. 1, No. 7Adoption and Prenatal Alcohol and Drug Exposure: Research, Policy, and Practice

Barth, R. P.; Freundlich, M.; Brodzinsky, D. (Editors). Child Welfare League of America; Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute. 2000. 302 pages. $28.95.

As the impact of prenatal exposure to alcohol and other drugs continues to reverberate through the child welfare system, researchers have had the opportunity to chart long-term outcomes for these children. The effects on children's brain development, physical capabilities, and lifelong health are explored here, along with other issues that arise within the families who foster and adopt these children. Some highlights include:

  • The impact of prenatal substance exposure for newborns
  • Effect of fetal alcohol exposure on adult psychopathology
  • Alcohol-related disorders and international adoption
  • Attachment issues for adopted infants
  • Emerging legal issues in the adoption of drug-exposed infants.

Contains 30 tables and figures.

To purchase a copy, contact:
Child Welfare League of America, Inc.
P.O. Box 2019
Annapolis Junction, MD 20701-2019
Phone: 800-407-6273
Fax: 301-206-9789