Adopting a child can bring with it numerous unique challenges and rewards for prospective adoptive parents. While our blogs focus on overcoming many of these hurdles, today’s blog will continue to look at a more standard parenting experience for all types of families. Any new parents, whether adoptive or biological, will tend to stress about the proper development of their child. Our company strives to help all parents! A is 4 Adoption is your resource for any adults who want to learn how to adopt a child. Our center works to increase the efficiency over the numerous adoption agencies in California. By focusing on birth mother help and open communications between all parties, we work to produce the best possible outcome for the children. Regardless of your family’s background, infant development milestones will virtually remain the same. Today, we’ll continue our look at the progression of your new baby.

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At this stage, your baby is now fully involved with their surroundings. Beginning in the fourth month, the ability known as binocular vision comes into play. The struggle between seeing items and grasping items will subside greatly once both eyes sync up, creating depth with ease. Your little one should now be able to spot and grasp items accurately and consistently. Tracking movements and retaining visual focus is one major improvement at this point as well. Infants will focus longer on engaging or novel sites, more curious than ever. Being able to view the world in a full range of color doesn’t hurt, either!

The long journey to walking continues here, where sitting up and rolling over are normal activities. Sitting up is a major milestone for any infant, and your child will eventually find a way to do so. Using their arms as props, babies will slowly work out the mechanics of sitting. As your baby becomes more comfortable, they’ll begin to sit without the aid of arms and hands. Muscle development at six months is typically advanced enough to allow sitting up, with practice helping to gain and retain balance. Eventually, your child will be able to sit with no wobbling or assistance.

Language and cognition gain more traction during this time period as well. Children at this stage are commonly able to recognize their own name, turning to find you when called upon. At roughly six months, parents will begin to notice that their baby is reducing the frequency of crying. A main reason for this can be attributed to the advances in language, where communication is now taking the place of simple cries and screams. Your infant will begin to babble, marking a huge milestone in development. Children who babble are now aware of their abilities to manipulate sounds and tones. Parents can expect continuous streams of babbling noises and are encouraged to talk back and further foster language development.
These three months are a time of excitement for all parties involved. Infants should be exploring their capabilities with excitement, much to the delight of the parents. Adopting a baby can provide much fulfillment and enjoyment for prospective parents. Birth mothers in our open adoption process can also take comfort knowing that their child was placed in an optimally matched home with qualified parents looking over him or her. A is 4 Adoption was created to improve the adoption process for all parties. Unlike any adoption agency in California, our adoption center works in-depth with both parties to meet each individual’s needs in a way that fosters positive family dynamics. Next time, we’ll look at the remaining months of the first year and what can be expected from your new child. If you’re interested in learning more about how to adopt, feel free to contact us now!