FASD Affects 30% of Children in Adoption Cases in Alberta, Canada

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A Calgary woman says she also had problems getting vital health information from Alberta's adoption services about fetal alcohol spectrum disorder.

Susan and Bill Smith, whose real names are being withheld to protect the identity of the children in their care, told CBC News that they didn't find out the two girls they adopted had FASD until after the process was complete.

The story, which was published on Monday, spurred feedback from families who say they've gone through a similar experience.

A Calgary woman, whom CBC has also agreed not to name for privacy reasons, says she started the adoption process for two teenage boys back in 2013.

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