Her adopted daughter, Ashley, the blond, blue-eyed angel she longed and prayed for since she was a teenager, would forever be affected by her birthmother's decision to drink during pregnancy. Ashley would suffer all her life from mental and physical birth defects that were completely preventable, and she would have less than a 10 percent chance of ever being able to live on her own.
In Forfeiting All Sanity: A Mother's Story of Raising a Child with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, Jennifer Poss Taylor shares her family's experience with FAS and the perseverance, sense of humor, and love that daily overcome its effects. Taylor's honesty and personal insight will capture readers as she describes the daily challenges of raising a child with special needs. Every parent will be touched by this story.
Finally, a book that explains this unfortunately-common disability to others!
Taylor does an excellent job of providing exact information from a parent's perspective that allows her to see the potential in a child, while explaining why a child with FASD may have severe difficulties in life.
-Denese Thetford, FASD Coalition, Texas state office of TOPDD advisory board
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This is a book written by Ashley's mom. It's all about life with Ashley, who has Fetal Alcohol Syndrome. I was truly amazed. I had no idea what it truly meant to have FAS. I would have given this 5 stars, but I gave it 3 simply because I not only wanted more details about life with Ashley, but I also wanted more information about FAS in general to go with the information about Ashley. I also found myself wanting to know exactly how the author's husband, other children, and other family members were effected. I'm very glad I read this book. I hope that as Ashley gets older, Jennifer Poss Taylor writes more books about what life is like with Ashley, but also what Ashley's life is like, as Ashley is able to share what she can.
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