The Story of Iyal


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This Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) video tells the story of one family living with FASDs. Every family has unique experiences, challenges, and successes. The intent of this video is not to endorse specific interventions, but to share one family's story and hope.

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  • I do not think she is the biological mother. She is his mother and she did not want to make that distinction; coming to think of it we are the mothers of all children and we all feel their pain.

  • How hard is it to stay sober for your baby?

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  • You really think a woman like that would drink during pregnancy? Do some research first

  • gosh ppl are so stupid. She is his adopted mother. She is doing all she can to help.

  • Prehaps the kod had a bad day at school

  • Iyal was adopted from Russia when he was an infant. The woman who raised him is NOT HIS BIRTH MOTHER.

    From the NYT article "Wonder Dog" 2/2/2012

    "The Winokurs flew to Russia from their home in Atlanta to adopt Andrey, whom they renamed Iyal, and to adopt an unrelated little girl two days younger, whom they named Morasha."

  • Yes, Iyal was Adopted. There is an article in the New York Times called "Wonder Dog" dated 2/2/2012.

  • She is not his biological mother. He was adopted from Russia in 1999 at the age of 14 months.

  • No, she's not.

  • So Cool I lovely

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