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Are moms who are mentally retarded allowed to take care of their own children?

12 doctors weighed in
Dr. ASADULLAH AHMED
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
8 doctors agree

In brief: Depends

Depends upon the severity of mental retardation.
Mr can range from borderline to profound.

In brief: Depends

Depends upon the severity of mental retardation.
Mr can range from borderline to profound.
Dr. ASADULLAH AHMED
Dr. ASADULLAH AHMED
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Dr. Glen Elliott
Mothers with mild MR can be excellent care-takers and raise completely normal, healthy children
Dr. William Holmes
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
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In brief: Sometimes

The answer has to do with the severity of mental retardation, which is connected to the individual's ability to take care of themselves or others for whom may be responsible.

In brief: Sometimes

The answer has to do with the severity of mental retardation, which is connected to the individual's ability to take care of themselves or others for whom may be responsible.
Dr. William Holmes
Dr. William Holmes
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In brief: Depends

"mental retardation" is a catch-all term. Folks who are mentally disabled span a huge range of intellectual ability.
Some may be more than able to care for children, some may not.

In brief: Depends

"mental retardation" is a catch-all term. Folks who are mentally disabled span a huge range of intellectual ability.
Some may be more than able to care for children, some may not.
Dr. Bartholomew Vereb
Dr. Bartholomew Vereb
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