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51st Cleft Palate Symposium Coming Up!

51st Cleft Palate Symposium Coming Up!

Mark your calendars cleft families!  It’s that time again! We will be attending the upcoming St. John’s 51st Cleft Palate and Craniofacial Anomalies Symposium and would LOVE to see YOU there. We will once again be a part of the Parent Panel touching on the topic of WHAT WE WISH OUR CLEFT CARE TEAM KNEW. If you are an expecting parent, recently given birth or are in the middle of your cleft parenting journey, please join us for an informative…

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Meet Artist Lana Robinson

Meet Artist Lana Robinson

I would like to introduce Graphic Design Artist, Lana who has designed a fabulous rack card (Rack Card ASC Back Rack Card ASC Front) for All Smiles Cleft.  I could not be more thrilled with her design!  Thank you Lana for your professionalism and for taking the time to hold my hand during the process.  A little more about Lana below.   I’m Lana Robinson, I was born and raised in the South Bay then went to college in the great Pacific…

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Choosing a Cleft Lip and Palate Team

Choosing a Cleft Lip and Palate Team

Choosing a “team” for you child and family is an important first step in planning your care from this point forward. Our experience was a frustrating one. I am the type of person that needs to have a plan. I need to know what steps I am taking before I take them and I have everything written down. You guessed it, I also have a pro/con list for most all things I am tackling! I searched websites for information and…

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The Bigger Picture

The Bigger Picture

“There is a bigger picture to all of this.” These are the words a good friend of ours said to me that truly gave me something to think about. He unknowingly changed our very perspective of all that was happening in the moments since finding out about our child being cleft affected. His name is Adrian and he is the father of three beautiful, smart, funny and silly girls! They are all different but I believe they all share the…

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Congratulations on becoming parents!

Congratulations on becoming parents!

I hope that by finding me here you are looking for information and seeking help to get you through all of the information I’m sure you have had thrown at you or found on the internet. Take a deep breath and know that you are not alone. You are not the first parents to go through this and you will not be the last. My hope is that we all can help each other and pass that help on…

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How We Found Out

How We Found Out

Our pregnancy was a surprise. Leading up to this moment I had gone through a divorce and left that tragedy with a beautiful daughter who joined me in our journey forward. Along our journey we fell in love and he fell in love with us. We took it slow and really made sure that our relationship was going to be one that lasted. We married and both of us had talked about trying to have a child together. I had…

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