All adoptive parents can remember the overwhelming questions that flood your mind when you begin to learn and attempt to understand what exposures a baby in utero can experience and how it can impact the short and long-term growth of that child. There are so many fears and anxieties that can take over. Thankfully, there are people out there like Lori Wolfe, who are certified genetic counselors and teratogen information specialists.
Lori was once a prospective adoptive parent and reminds us that its normal and ok to have fears around these big questions and potentially scary possibilities. However, we have access to some amazing resources that help us to break through the fear and understand the truths and untruths around some of the common teratogen exposures babies experience pre-birth.