The Idea Behind Adoption
Our doctors provide International Adoption Medicine for the Private practice sector, available to anyone with a computer and telephone. We are not an adoption agency and we do not place children. It is because of this, that we are able to provide unbiased medical evaluations.
Our Pre-Adoption medical record service was designed to be an educational and support program for adoptive parents.
Our goal is to educate adoptive parents using the sometimes limited medical information available about their child. It is this knowledge that empowers adoptive parents them to make an educated decision, and not just take a leap of faith. We never tell families which child to adopt and we do not pick out children.
The physicians of Adoptiondoctors.com are all board certified Pediatricians. What makes us unique is the fact that they also have a cultural background similar to that of your child’s. Our physicians have an understanding of the respective countries language, social culture, and medical terminology.
It is important to realize that while children worldwide are usually medically similar, children living in Chinese orphanages have different set of potential problems from those of Russia, Romania and South America.
All medical interactions are performed via e-mail, express mail, telephone, and fax. There is no need to make appointments and travel outside or your hometown.
The great part of our service is that our doctors virtually come to you.
George Rogu M.D. and James Reilly M.D., are both board certified in general Pediatric Medicine and have offices, located on Long Island New York, Exit 52 on the Long Island Expressway.
Over the years in Private practice, they both have taken care of many foster children and of children who were domestically and internationally adopted.
Being that Dr. Rogu has a Romanian ethnic background, he has taken a particular interest in children adopted from the Eastern European countries (Romania, Russia, Moldova, and the Ukraine) While taking care of these children in his private practice, he noted that there is some medical pathology that is unique to children living in orphanages and that if a physician is not aware of these circumstances, it may be easily missed.
Dr. Rogu had lived in Bucharest Romania for 6 years and has seen first hand the dismal orphanages in Romania in the late 1980’s.
While it was once thought that “a good breakfast and lots of love” will cure the ills created by from institutional living conditions, it is now very clear that is not completely true. Many medical problems can arise in these children, and parents need to have a unbiased resource to help them make the right decision.
A hasty, uniformed decision to adopt a particular child at the recommendation of an adoption agency may be a mistake that they family will carry for these rest of their lives.
On this website, we have also networked with a number of other Pediatric physicians as well as different resources whom also take a particular interest in International adoption.