Hi All! I am still very new to the board, and have a question which no medical professional seems to be able to answer for me. A little background -- In July, we adopted two half brothers from another state. Their ages are 2 & 1. Both boys have been in foster care since birth. Both boys were born addicted to meth, as their birthmother is an addict and used heavily during both pregnancies. Both boys are still quite developmentally delayed and are involved in numerous therapies in order to help them to catch up and are improving drastically. The older of the two boys has a tendency to stare off into space for a period of 2-3 minutes without responding to anyone, even when called by name. According to medical reports, he had an MRI run at about a year old to rule out seizure type activities and all looked good. Since July, these "staring sessions" have continued and are sometimes followed by him smiling at nothing and seeming to react to something that is not there. Does anyone know if there is a direct correlation between drug exposure in utero and a specific mental disorder? I'm told "Don't worry about it" by our pediatrician, but he just seems to lose touch with reality on a regular basis. I am very proactive when it comes to getting care for my kids, so I want to do what is best for him. Any thoughts?