“Some young children originating in the former
Soviet Union who have been adopted by Israelis have been diagnosed with fetal
alcohol spectrum disorder when they are toddlers…” “…Prof. Gideon Koren, a retired pediatrician and expert on the effects of drugs on children, wrote that in many cases, effects of alcohol on children born to alcoholics cannot be diagnosed even by age two, because developmental deficits are not yet apparent…”