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Living with FASD with FASD Self-Advocate, Emily Hargrove

Updated: Sep 18, 2023

"So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand." Isaiah 41:10


Welcome to The Adoption & Foster Care Journey—a podcast to encourage, educate and equip you to care for children in crisis through adoption, foster care and kinship care.

On this FASD Awareness Month episode host Sandra Flach talks with FASD self-advocate, Emily Hargrove. Emily was adopted as a baby and diagnosed with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) at age one.


Today Emily is a wife, mom, and has a Bachelor's in Psychology and Counseling and a minor in Christian Ministries (B.S.), holds a Master’s of Philosophy in Psychology (M.Phil.), and presently, is a Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology (Ph.D.) candidate with a dissertation focus on FASD and spiritual development. She and her husband are youth pastors at their church in Kentucky.


Listen in as Sandra talks with Emily about her life experience with FAS and how she navigates every day life as a wife and mom with the invisible disability.

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