Alberta couple blindsided after adopted girls turn out to have fetal alcohol disorder

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The Prevention Conversation: A Shared Responsibility Project

By Chris Franklin, CBC NewsPosted: Jun 15, 2015 5:00 AM MT Last Updated: Jun 15, 2015 6:39 AM MT

Retrieved from: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/alberta-couple-blindsided-after-adopted-girls-turn-out-to-have-fetal-alcohol-disorder-1.3111706

Adoption-wordsThe keys attached to Susan Smith’s belt jingle as she climbs the stairs to the darkened second level of her neat, suburban home in southeast Calgary. As she unlocks a bedroom door, an alarm goes off.

She and her husband, Bill, had the alarm installed after their eldest daughter kept attacking her younger sister.

‘To go through the process that we did again, not a chance, because there isn’t any end to the ugly, not for the family and not for the children.’– Susan Smith

“There was one day when I was fortunately close enough to catch the back of the coat of the one who was being thrown head first down the stairs,” said Susan, whose real name — along with those of other members of her family — is being…

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