Q: We are in the process of adopting a child who may have been exposed to drugs prenatally. How can I learn more about prenatal substance exposure?
A: An excellent book on this topic is Adoption and Prenatal Alcohol and Drug Exposure: Research, Policy and Practice, edited by Richard P. Barth, David Brodzinsky, and Madelyn Freundlich. [This book is available from the Adoptive Families online bookstore.]
You should also consult a competent adoption doctor to review the medical records. Find one listed with the American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Adoption and Foster Care.