Persistent diarrhea in orphan child.

Persistent diarrhea in orphan child. My child who is 20 months old has a problem with persistent diarrhea. H e had the post-adoption medial workup and nothing came back positive. I just do not understand why his bowels are so loose if there is nothing medically going on with him? Unfortunately, chronic diarrhea is a […]

International Adoption: Risks & Realities

International Adoption: Risks & Realities   Balancing the choice of adoption There are numerous reasons why parents choose International adoption, but each case usually has a unique story attached to it. Some people have an affinity for a certain culture, some for humanitarian reasons, and some because they believe the risks are less than those […]

Can immunization records from orphanages be relied upon?

Can immunization records from orphanages be relied upon? To re-vaccinate or not is a very heated and emotional decision. Adoptive parents need to face with the help of their general pediatrician. While it is obvious, the safest and the most accurate way is to just re-vaccinate every Internationally adopted child regardless of immunization status the […]

International travel tips

International travel tips   I am journeying overseas to adopt Internationally. I will hopefully be taking my toddler and adolescent on this trip. What can I do to ensure a healthy and enjoyable trip for my family?     International travel, with the entire family unit has become a growing trend among potentially adoptive families. […]

Reader’s Question on HIV Infection…

Reader’s Question on HIV Infection… While there is no cure for AIDS yet, doctors are now able to diagnose infants earlier, prevent mother-to-infant transmission and provide life enhancing treatments for those affected. Dynamics of Perinatal HIV transmission:1) During pregnancy 2) During labor & Delivery (maternal infant exchange of blood and other maternal secretions the actual […]

What are some of the health concerns and social issues associated with international adoption from China?

What are some of the health concerns and social issues associated with international adoption from China? China is the number one country that places children for international adoption in the U.S. Virtually most children adopted from China have been girls. The reasons for this discrepancy are the government’s one-child policy and the cultural preference for […]

Adoption Stress Issues

People tell me that international adoption is easy. I would like to know what Post-Adoption issues should I be aware of that may have an impact on my family? In my experience, a majority of the cases of international adoption that I follow have a happy ending. But, as with any story, there are cases […]