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<p class="MsoNormal">I wasn’t sure where to post this, so I’ve cross-posted to Adoption and Special Needs.</p>
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<p class="MsoNormal">We adopted our 8 y.o. DS from Russia in ’03 when he was a year old. We noted then that he had some issues, particularly with food, but we attributed it to his first year in the hospital and orphanage.</p>
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<p class="MsoNormal">However, as he has grown he has developed other issues that look a lot like ADHD. I homeschooled him last year because he was having a lot of trouble in the public school kindergarten and I just didn’t feel the environment was very sympathetic. He is a very friendly, outgoing child but has great difficulty focusing and, lately, retaining information.</p>
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<p class="MsoNormal">I noticed he had some facial anomalies (smooth upper lip and lack of a distinct philtrum in particular) and at our latest visit to the pedi she confirmed that she saw signs too. So… I am just wrapping my head around this whole thing, and I am not necessarily convinced (is this denial??), and I am on the fence about getting a formal diagnosis from pediatric genetic program we have here.</p>
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<p class="MsoNormal">I guess I am just wondering: is anyone else in the same boat? I would love to have a Mothering support group; I have joined some mainstream ones, but this is honestly the only place I’ve felt really comfortable, discussion-forum wise, and I know you all will give good advice, suggest awesome resources, and all of that. It would be cool to have a regular thread where we could feel supported.</p>
 

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<p>What a great idea!  I hope you are able to find enough people to start a group.  Just for other information, there are some good websites online for FAS.  Look at Diane Malbin's site and also <a href="http://www.nofas.org" target="_blank">www.nofas.org</a>.</p>
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<p>Thanks! I have been reading QUITE a lot and there are some very good resources out there. I have also joined several discussion groups. I had just hoped to find some Mothering people to form a group with. I like the way you guys think and handle issues. I don't want to do the mainstream thing if I can avoid it <span><img alt="luxlove.gif" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/luxlove.gif"></span></p>
 
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