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Your Cleft-Affected Child

Your Cleft-Affected ChildThe Complete Book of Information, Resources, and Hope

Clefting is one of the most common birth defects and one of the most reparable. Yet parents of clefted newborns often initially respond with fear, shock, and despair. This first guide written specifically for parents explains what a cleft is, why it occurs, and what can be done about it. Topics... more

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Overview

Clefting is one of the most common birth defects and one of the most reparable. Yet parents of clefted newborns often initially respond with fear, shock, and despair. This first guide written specifically for parents explains what a cleft is, why it occurs, and what can be done about it. Topics include surgical procedures, financial assistance, emotional impact, and forming support groups.

Carrie T. Gruman-Trinkner is the author of hundreds of articles, stories, and books. Most of her work centers around family, children, education and helping others. As a veteran teacher and the single...more