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All shapes of families

There are many ways to build a family and families touched by FASD come in all shapes and sizes. 

There is no ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach. What connects us all is our love for our children with FASD, big and small, and our desire to help them live happy and fulfilling lives. The parenting tips and information on this website applies to all. In this section, we asked some with lived experience to share some brief insights into unique challenges for those who have built their families in different ways.

A note on local support

There is an increasing number of local support groups throughout the country. They are all different and support individuals and families in different ways. The things that they have in common are that they are co-ordinated by people just like you have direct and personal experience of living with FASD. They provide direct informal advice and information about what they have tried and how effective it might have been.

All provide a warm welcome for those affected by FASD in any way. This can be birth families, kinship carers, adopters, foster carers, special guardians or adults as individuals who have FASD. The only problem is that they will struggle to find you because they often don’t have access to any medical information. This means that you will need to actively seek them out. Some appear on local websites for parent with special educational needs, others are linked to local charitable organisations, others still stand alone in our communities.

More information can be found by linking to the FASD UK Alliance.  National FASD is proud to be a founding member and sister organisation in the FASD UK Alliance.


Birth mothers


Foster carers




Kinship carers/special guardians

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