Ask AF: Sleep Setups

Concerned about where your child will sleep when you travel to meet him for the first time? Read on.

Q: Someone told me a newborn can sleep in a car seat for the first week. Is this true, or do we need to bring a crib when we travel to adopt?

 

A: The most important thing is that the sleeping surface be firm, with little in the bed. Secure blankets around the child so that they can’t be pulled up over her face, and keep the area free of extra bedding or stuffed animals.

Always put your baby to sleep on her back. Studies have shown that this dramatically reduces the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. It’s also best that newborns sleep on their own, rather than with a parent, to reduce their risk of being smothered.



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Adoption Agencies with U.S. Newborn Adoption Programs

Spence-Chapin Services to Children & Families
New York, NY
U.S. Newborn, International, Special Needs/Waiting Child
Building Blocks Adoption Service
Medina, OH
U.S. Newborn, Special Needs/Waiting Child
Children’s Connections, Inc.
Lubbock, TX
U.S. Newborn
TX
Gladney Center for Adoption
Fort Worth, TX
U.S. Newborn, U.S. Foster, International, Special Needs/Waiting Child
Abrazo Adoption Associates
San Antonio, TX
U.S. Newborn, Special Needs/Waiting Child
Family & Children’s Agency, Inc.
Norwalk, CT
U.S. Newborn, U.S. Foster, International, Special Needs/Waiting Child
Bethany Christian Services
Grand Rapids, MI
U.S. Newborn, U.S. Foster, International, Special Needs/Waiting Child
Family Law Company “Magistr”
Kolomyia, NY
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Hollywood, FL
U.S. Newborn, International
Adoption Connection
San Francisco, CA
U.S. Newborn
Caring for Kids, Inc.
Cuyahoga Falls, OH
U.S. Newborn, U.S. Foster
Forever Families Through Adoption
Rye Brook, NY
U.S. Newborn, U.S. Foster, International

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