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Grandparents raising Grandchildren

In Ontario, a growing number of grandparents are raising their grandchildren. Government officials need to get their heads out of the seventeenth-century sand when it comes to the ability of grandparents to do so. 191 more words

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Event: Hamilton, Ontario

On Saturday, May 30 at 10:00 am, I will be speaking at Hamilton FASD Caregivers Support Group about my experiences while raising grandchildren with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome. 68 more words

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FASD: Diagnosis

Obtaining a diagnosis of FASD can be extremely difficult, often frustrating parents who recognize the signs and symptoms in their child. But a confirmed diagnosis can open the door to vital services without which the child runs the risk of becoming a homeless or incarcerated adult. 165 more words

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Book Review: Together With You, Victoria Bylin

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Sometimes the most unexpected love can be exactly what a heart needs…

When a Lost Child warning blares over the mall’s PA system, Carly Mason finds the little girl playing with a stuffed rabbit. 335 more words

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How Do You Choose a Child

How do you choose your child? That is a question we never thought about before.

When you are pregnant you love and accept the child God has given you. 767 more words

FASD Facts: Homelessness

There’s a saying circulating that describes children with FASD as ten-second kids in a one-second world. They are always behind in the race of life. But, through my experience raising grandchildren with FASD, I would suggest a change to that teaching: lifetime kids in a one-second world. 83 more words

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FASD Facts: Mental Illness

I’ve heard there is a high rate of mental illness in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Given my twenty years experience raising grandchildren with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome in that city, I would add: there is also a high rate of contempt toward individuals with mental illness. 59 more words

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