Adopting a Premature Infant

If you're adopting a premature baby, our expert has all of the information you need to understand development, hospital stay, and feeding to better care for your little one.

Adopting a premature baby
In the United States, 8 to 10 percent of infants are born prematurely, and the figure is likely higher in adoptees, due to the prevalence of factors that lead to prematurity, such as lack of prenatal care and poor nutrition. Adoptive parents whose child was born prematurely, or at a low birth weight (LBW), are justifiably concerned about the medical conditions the child may face immediately after delivery, and medical and/or developmental problems in the future. While they appear tiny ...

While they may appear fragile, premature infants are surprisingly resilient. Here’s what you need to know about premature baby adoption and care.


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