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Each child and family is unique. There is no one set of decisions that works for every child and family. Just because one set of decisions is the best for one child and family does not mean it is the best for another child and family.

Making decisions that are right for you can be hard. Professionals and other people and groups can help you look at all of the different choices. But you are the final decision maker, because you know your family and child better than anyone else.

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