Information for Parents

VBF Vascular Birthmarks Brochure - Download and Print - A comprehensive brochure describing all vascular birthmark types, syndromes and treatment options. To print, click here (you will need the Acrobat Reader to view and print this document).




Ulcer Care and Treatment (pdf)





How to Appeal an Insurance Denial or Request Out-of-Network Treatment (pdf)





A Parent's Guide to Oral Steroids (pdf) - Many parents have so many questions about the long- and short- term effects of oral steroids.





Treatment for Port Wine Stain - A Guide for Parents and Children





"Everyone Deserves to Look Normal": The Communication of Uncertainty, Support, and Information in an Online Community for Families Affected by a Vascular Birthmark
Liesbeth Wiering
M.A. Candidate
San Diego State University






Doctor Visit Survey Have you been seen by a doctor to assess a vascular birthmark? Please click here and complete our survey. This survey will be used to provide feedback to the doctors about the information and treatment they provide to families affected by a vascular birthmark. Complete your survey and mail to Corinne Barinaga, VBF Director of Information Services, 23028 146th Dr. SE Snohomish WA. 98296.





New! Example Letter for Insurance Appeals





Before you visit, email, or speak to a birthmark specialist, be sure to read our Checklist for Parents! Provided by Corinne Barinaga, it's a wonderful, detailed list to make sure the physician has all needed information.





Hope For Families Dealing With Lymphatic Malformations
Read about the Chase family and their journey to find help for their son's lymphatic malformation.





Psychosocial and Emotional Issues for Individuals with a Port Wine Stain





Simple things you can do to manage KTS (Dr. Delfanian and Linda Shannon)





Dr. Rosen's Vascular Birthmark Information for Parents