Over the years, my family has grown by three children through adoption, bringing our total to six children, both biological and adoptive. Three of our children came to us through adoption from the foster care system. One of the joys I have found is that with all six of my children, I see no difference in skin color and no difference between biological and adoptive. My love for them is equally the same, and equally as strong.
One of the most important decisions we make as parents is choosing our child’s pediatrician. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that babies be seen by a pediatrician at 2, 4, 6, 12, 18 and 24 months. Some pediatricians even recommend monthly visits until two years of age to ensure any developmental delays are responded to quickly.