Newborn Screening Family Stories:
Audrey and Colton's Story

Baby Audrey Baby Colton

Every parent has so many things to worry about with a new baby. As practicing audiologists, my husband and I both understood how important it is to go through newborn screening so that we would have as much information as possible about how to best meet our children's needs. It was comforting to know that two simple tests would be done and we didn't have to worry about unseen conditions that could harm our children.

Both of our children passed the tests, and we were happy to bring home our beautiful new additions to our family. Even though I wasn't worried going in to it, knowing that everything was alright was a relief. We feel so lucky that they were born in a state that has a program that screens for so many disorders!

John & Kirsten