Jenna is the creator of FASD families and is also a writer, designer, and the single foster/grandparent to two little boys with FASD (ages 3 and 4).
After 18 years in child welfare, Jenna left her career to become a work at home parent (WAHM) as she was unable to work full time while managing the boys high needs and multiple service providers. She opened her design business and runs a DIY blog, 24 Cottonwood Lane, which allows her to be available to the boys during the day as needed. She is very grateful (very, very grateful) for full time daycare and recognizes that she wouldn’t be able to do much of anything without out it. Sometimes Jenna is afraid of weekends.
Although she left child welfare, Jenna remains a passionate advocate for families, and particularly those who are caring for children who have FASD. After working extensively with birth parents and foster parents, she realized there was an absence of understanding and support for both. Her particular interest is in supporting foster and adoptive parents in understanding and obtaining adequate supports to care for children with this complex brain injury. Her intent in starting this website is to connect families with supports and to encourage others to share their stories.
This is a personal blog however, this blog occasionally accepts advertising, sponsorships, paid insertions or other forms of compensation. Jenna abides by word of mouth advertising and believes in honesty in relationships and opinions. All sponsored posts or advertising will be clearly labelled as such. Regardless of compensations, Jenna always gives her honest opinions and experiences about topics and products.
Jenna Hill and FASD Families  are copyrighted. Families, professionals and educators are welcome to share this material with proper and clear credit linking back to the original site.
Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material in it’s entirety without express and written permission from this site’s author and/or owner is prohibited. Excerpts links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Jenna and FASD Families and that the photos are not altered in any way. (ie. Link back and don’t steal content).
FASD Families is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com. Jenna is also affiliated with several other sites including, Share A Sale, Minted, Creative Market, and Target.
This is a fancy way of saying that Jenna occasionally features relevant affiliate links to Amazon and/or other sites. This means that if you purchase something through one of the links, Jenna will receive a small commission. This in no way affects your purchase price of the item. She just wants to be sure that she can feed the picky eating children, replace all of the broken lamps, and keep this website running.
You will also see ads on this site. Jenna knows ads can be annoying and has worked hard to keep them unobtrusive. The income from advertising helps keep the website running and helps provide a small income which allows Jenna to remain home with the boys.