Why You Need Your Child's Medical History

Your adopted child's medical history can influence development. Read on to learn what you need to know to catch risks early, and how to get it.

In the excitement of adopting an infant or toddler, obtaining the child's medical history may not seem like a high priority. After all, the child has been alive for such a short time; how much information can there be? Medical Histories and Early Learning The explosion of new information on early brain development tells us that the first two or three years of a child's life are critical in establishing the patterns of nerve connections that will be the basis ...

A little information about your child’s medical history goes a long way for finding and preventing risks.


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