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Adoption Development and Milestones


It can be difficult to distinguish between adoption or normal child developments. An adopted child is expected to have a “range” of delays. For everyone month a child is in an orphanage expect 3 months delay. It is important to understand what the age appropriate normative developments and milestones are. Even a newborn has clear developmental signs to look for. You need to understanding and encouraging your child’s development, both mentally and physically. This resource guide is not an all-inclusive list, rather a tool to help you access the information you need.

AAPA Adoption Development and Milestones (PDF)

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