Will my child inherit alopecia areata from me? It is understandable that people with alopecia areata would have concerns about their children also having the condition. Alopecia areata is complex and it is not possible to predict whether or not your child will develop the condition. However, scientists believe that multiple factors (both genetic and in the environment) are needed in order to trigger the disease, not just simply family heredity. Most parents will not pass alopecia areata along to their children.