My husband and I are considering adopting a baby girl that has not been born yet. The birth mother reports that her nephew has autism. Do the risks of the baby girl developing autism increase because the birth mothers nephew has autism? Or are the risks the same as if there was no autism reported in the birth mothers immediate family? I do not know if the nephew is the son of the birht mothers borther or sister. The birth mother has not been tested for fragile X but does have an 18 yo daughter that is healthy.
Thank you for any advice/insight.